Series: Fire and Flood #2
Published by Scholastic on February 24, 2015
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In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.
But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win.
You know that sequel you’ve been looking for that’s as good or even better than the first book? That seemingly elusive bad-ass second in a series that doesn’t disappoint? Well it’s finally here.
I’m so honored to be on the Release Day blog tour stop for Victoria Scott’s sock-rocking Salt and Stone, the amazing second book in the Fire and Flood series.
You can check out my review for the first book in the series, Fire and Flood here.
I wanted to start a garage band in honor of Fire and Flood after the first book. Now I want a Salt and Stone tattoo to rock on my bicep. The continuation of Tella’s story floored me on so many levels, and flooded my adrenal glands on multiple occasions.
Tella is better and braver than ever in Salt and Stone, and she doesn’t wuss out when she’s faced with some of the hardest decisions yet in this sequel. Victoria Scott is seriously awesome because she wrote a main character that I adored, yet still wanted to b-slap every other chapter. Talk about being real and keeping things interesting. It takes some balls and awesome characterization skills to make me feel so intensely about a character. Tella has grown up since she started the Brimstone Bleed, and her thoughts about her role in the race, her relationship with her teammates, and her relationship with Guy create a conflicting masterpiece of warring emotions and changing perceptions in Salt and Stone that gave this book the depth of an ocean.
Guy is HOTTER than ever, and we slowly see more pieces of his Sex-God-Armour peel away to reveal the altruistic and protective qualities that he quietly lets direct his motives. It was really interesting and seriously sexy seeing Guy and Tella navigate each other in a new, almost competitive way in Salt and Stone while they tried to adjust their ideas of one another in order to create a stronger team. All I have to say is, Salt and Stone can NOT be the end of this story. I will demand more. Everyone who reads this book will demand more. And the Scholastic Book Gods WILL give us more.
And of course I can’t leave out my fave little Pandora fox, Maddox. He’s so brave and feisty in Salt and Stone. He’s like a furbie Guy Chambers. And some of the scenes in which he has to prove himself brought tears to my eyes. I would definitely get a tattoo of Mads on my foot or bum. Just sayin’.
The action packed, often brutal plot was mystery and thriller combined and kept a match lit under this story. And the romance between Guy and Tella shined, making this book a multi-faceted masterpiece.
Salt and Stone is the stuff that dreams are made of. A pulse pounding, blood boiling, soul searing adventure that will grab readers by the throat and throttle them until the last page. Victoria creates some compelling questions here: How far would you go to survive? And what would you sacrifice to protect the ones you love? The characters in Salt and Stone are beautiful and raw, painting a very real picture of what human tragedy, fierce love, and human sacrifice can do to us all.
Keep on scrolling to ENTER TO WIN the BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY. As always, thanks for stopping by! PEACE.
Please check out the other super cool stops on this blog tour:
2/23/2015- Stuck in Books-Review
2/24/2015- MEREADALOT– Review
2/25/2015- Reading YA Rocks– Interview
2/26/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book– Review
2/27/2015- Mundie Moms– Review
BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY:
Grab yo’ keys, and grab yo’ wallet, and GO BUY A COPY OF SALT & STONE! Your book lovin’ brain will thank you for it.Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Series: Fire and Flood #1
Published by Scholastic on February 25, 2014
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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.
The Pandoras are cool. I’m down.
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.
Titus is not a good chap.
Titus is going to kill everyone.
Nope, I guess he’s not.
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!