Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fire & Flood By Victoria Scott Release Day Review


So it's here, it's FINALLY here!! 

Can you believe its out into the world for all too read?? I am so excited to see what people think of FIRE & FLOOD! I read it and pretty much loved everything about it! But all that will be in my review!



Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)  Fire & Flood
Victoria Scott
(Fire & Flood #1)
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
Published: February 25th, 2014

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Oh, where do I even begin? FIRE & FLOOD amazed me!! Seriously, I was not expecting FIRE & FLOOD to be as amazing as it was! It is definitely a "MUST READ OF 2014!"

I have to admit, the beginning drove me insane! The main character Tella, was SO annoying, whinny and the most childish Main Character that I have read, maybe even ever! BUT, as the book progressed and Tella actually found out that there was a way to save her brother, she changed. She became determined, stronger, motivated, and SO much less annoying! She became a fighter! It's like she became a totally different person all together. Granted she still had her occasional sixteen year old moments, but she knew what needed to be done, and she knew whining about them was not going to take her over the finish line. And she even started cracking me up about half through the book! I was laughing pretty much every other paragraph! I mean she was saying the most stupidest/funniest things, and I'm thinking "When the hell did Tella become a comedian because this girl is seriously cracking me up?" But I also came to see why it was important for Tella to be the way she was in the beginning. What fun would it of been if we had this baddass, tough chick from the beginning? Well yeah, that might of been great. But I think it was important to see Tella as she was; a normal sixteen year old girl, whining about hair and nail polish. Then to watch her as she was willing to throw it all away to save her brother, and grow into a strong, determined young adult, who will endure anything to save the one she loves! Tella really became an amazing character by the end of the book. And I came to appreciate her in the beginning because of who she became at the end! Does that make since? 


What would you do to save the one you love? Would you go to any limit for a chance of bringing the one you love back to good health? Would you battle the most brutal environments just to compete for a slim chance to get a cure for the one you love? Would you be willing to kill someone if need be, in-order to survive and bring home the cure?

Well that's exactly what Tella and every other contender in The Brimstone Bleed is prepared to do in-order to save the one they love!

Tella, a Sixteen year old girl is determined to find a way to save her brother from the disease eating away at his body. And the only chance she has is competing in a vicious race against a hundred or so more contenders, all there for the same thing, The CURE! 

Every contender is given the opportunity to save a love one. They've been invited into the Brimstone Bleed, where contenders will race through 4 ecosystems: Jungle, Desert, Mountains, and Sea. They will be forced to endure the harsh environments with very limited resources. But luckily, every contender enters the race with a Pandora egg, which will later hatch and in essence become their only life line in the race! Their Pandora animal is special, not like regular animals, and they will have to rely on their Pandora's if their going to have any chance of winning this race or even surviving period!

The race is on, and their can only be ONE winner out of so many! But after each ecosystem is completed, the winner of that particular ecosystem will be granted a small prize and given the opportunity to return home if they wish. But there is ONLY one winner that will win the complete cure to save one single person, and everyone is there to save someone they love, and most are willing to do just about ANY thing to win the race and get the Cure!

Tella will face many obstacles and hardships along the way. But she teams up with a group of other contenders all agreed to travel together until the final leg of the race, then it will be every man for themselves. But Tella can't help to feel close to her group and want to help them, not make it harder for them, for the ecosystems does that enough. But there is one particular boy that looks at her as she is different. He is distant, and rough around the edges, but something about this boy is pulling her closer and closer to him. But what will happen when the time comes to battle her friends for the cure? Will she be able to do what needs to be done when the time comes for every man to stand on there own? 

FIRE & FLOOD is a book that is NOT to be missed! It satisfies all cravings for, action, adventure, blood-shed, survival, betrayal, love, and of course romance! 

 Victoria Scott, PLEASE bring on the next one, because I will be holding my breath until then!!!

 4.5 Bone Hearts


Victoria ScottVictoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe. She's the author of the FIRE & FLOOD series published by Scholastic, and the DANTE WALKER trilogy published by Entangled Teen. Her books have been bought and translated in eleven foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Germany, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, Brazil, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.

So, what did you think of my review? 

Will you be reading FIRE & FLOOD??


  1. New book and author for me. Love the sound of it but gotta admit whinny characters better evolve fast or they go in the trash.

    1. ...LOL! That's funny! :) No, she does get a lot better, and pretty quick too! You should definitely give it a shot, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Well as long as you like these types of books?

  2. I'm in Lisa's situation. New book and new author=one more book to add to tbr and a new search to see what else the author has written.

    1. ....lol! Ha, I know, too many great books = Not enough time in the day! My TBR pile is over flowing with amazing books that it'll take me forever to reads!

      I love adding new books to my TBR pile, but I also dread it too because I know that's just one more book that will have to wait! :)

      But FIRE & FLOOD is really worth it! Honestly, I would bump it up to the near top, well if you like these types of book?


    2. I'm finding that I am. It's not my usual genre of choice, but I love finding new reads. It's a drain on my pocketbook, but one I don't think I could live without.

  3. Some people didn`t like this book because they comared it to "The Hunger Games". But your review made me consider reading it:-)

  4. Hmm, I might definitely check this book out, but the whole whiny main character thing isn't really that appealing haha :P

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  6. I loved Tella the whole way through. Her sarcasm really cracked me up the whole time. Although when she got to pick the Pandora egg and just stood there? Wow! Although turns out that might have been a good idea!

  7. This book is one of the top 2014 Musts for me. I have been drooling over it since the cover reveal and blurb. It sounds amazing. Even before the reviews I was excited, but after reading several other reviews, as well as yours, I am deliriously excited to read Fire & Flood. And huge shout out to the cover designer! I am a huge fan of the simple yet beautiful cover and can't wait to see if there is significance to it!

  8. Awesome review! Heard great things about this book so I'm looking forward to reading it. Hopefully all that hype won't be for nothing :)


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