Fire & Flood: Victoria Scott Reviews Her Own Book!

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Regina | 1 Comment

Fire & Flood: Victoria Scott Reviews Her Own Book! Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Series: Fire and Flood #1
Published by Scholastic on February 25, 2014
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Author
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A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

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?

 

 

 

 

Sometimes authors CANNOT RESIST picking up a copy of their own book at their local bookstore. Yep. They wrote the darn book but they want to experience it again with fresh eyes, and pretend they are reading it for the first time. This psychological phenomenon leads these same authors to want to review their own books as well. The following is what happens when they do:

In Which Victoria Scott Reviews Her Own Book, Fire & Flood

What is this, FIRE & FLOOD? Okay, I’ ll take a crack. Nice cover. Actually, I love that cover.

*opens book and begins reading*

So I’ m to believe this teen girl is going to enter a dangerous race to save her brother? Her brother?

Siblings must have different relationships now than they did in my day, because when

I was growing up I wouldn’ t have rolled over to save my sibling. There. I said it.

*keeps reading*

The Pandoras are cool. I’ m down.

*keeps reading*

I’ m sorry, am I reading this right? Leeches? Effing leeches? What a cheap trick to try and

entertain readers. Lame. Wait, who’ s the new guy? Titus? He seems like a good chap.

*keep reading*

Titus is not a good chap.

*keep reading*

Titus is going to kill everyone.

*keeps reading*

Nope, I guess he’ s not.

*closes book*

Well, let’ s see. We’ ve got a character with an unbelievable motivation, a guy way too hot to

like a chick with a self-imposed hack-job of a haircut, and world building that I don’ t buy for a

second. I mean, genetically-engineered animals? Nice explanation. I give this book zero stars.

*looks at cover again*

Then again, I do like that cover. Five stars!

You can check out my review of Fire & Flood here, Erin’s review here, and a short Q&A about Victoria’s thoughts on ARCs here.

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About Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of nine novels including FIRE & FLOOD, THE COLLECTOR, and the upcoming WE TOLD SIX LIES (January 2019). Victoria’s books have been YALSA-nominated, have appeared on the prestigious Spirit of Texas Reading Program, and have been included on Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year list. She’s been featured in USA Today, Girls’ Life Magazine, and Glitter Magazine, and her stories have been translated and sold in fourteen countries across the world.

Victoria is also the owner and founder of Scribbler, the only subscription box for writers, which has been featured as a best box for creatives by BuzzFeed. Victoria holds a master’s degree in business management, and plans to expand Scribbler into an all-inclusive resource for novelists.

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Classical music nerd by day, freelance writer and blogger by night. When I review books, I don't dish out and rehash every character and detail. What's the point of reading a book if you give most of the deets away in a review??? My reviews are more about my impressions and over all experience with the book. I am also a world-renowned armchair psychologist, and love to psychoanalyze authors.
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