I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Genres: Dystopian, YA
Published by Scholastic Press Pages: 320
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?
DNF report was adopted from my friend Berls at Fantasy is More Fun. I first seen her do it and thought this looked like a good way to do my DNFs. She was very nice to allow me to use her banner for this. 🙂
If my hair gets any frizzier, I’ll shave it to the scalp. Or light it on fire. Which ever is easier.
Well now that is an interesting intro to the book, it has peaked my interest.
What I thought of this book.
I really wanted to like this book. I have heard a lot of good things about it and it sounded really good. As many might know I have a love/hate relationship with dystopians.
So it was basically the MC that really ruined this one for me as I couldn’t get past her vanity and I really tried. Then to me she was just dumb. She gets a message on her bed from out of no where. It says if she wants a chance to get a cure be here at the certain place for a race. I get that she wants to help her brother who is sick, I so get that. I don’t get how she could just leave her parents who obviously knows what is going on and doesn’t want her to go or her father wouldn’t have tried to burn the bluetooth like device. So she just leaves her parents and goes off to who knows where, where she has no idea who is going to be there..for a race she knows nothing about.
Did she not stop to think about why so many people need a cure?
The whole time she is going to this destination all she can think about is her hair, wishing she had make up, etc. Hello, it’s a race for a cure that starts in a JUNGLE..not Beverly Hills!
I figured out that the guy who helps her find an egg and sort of lets her follow him around in the jungle must be the love interest. Frankly I think he would be better off just letting his animal eat her.
The best thing I found in the who book were the cute but dangerous animals that hatch out of the eggs. Tella’s animal at first seemed to be a runt, at first we are not sure it’s even going to hatch. Everyone elses animal is huge while hers is tiny, but I think he is more than he lets on. The concept of animals helping you fight is not a new thing but it’s a fun thing as I love animals.
I really tried to like this one, but when I can go weeks without caring if I pick it back up and finish it then I know it’s not going to happen.
It died at 31%. 🙁