Title: Fire & Flood
Author: Victoria Scott
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Adventure
My Rating: 4/5 stars
“But there’s often more truth found when we sleep than when we wake. Dad used to always say that.”
Tella’s brother is dying. He’s got cancer, and Tella is helpless to save him. Or so she thought. When an invitation arrives for Tella to compete in the Brimstone Bleed, a deadly competition that will lead her through treacherous jungle and scorching desert, she doesn’t think twice. Because the prize is a cure to any illness. But Tella will be facing more than just the elements.
Also thank you to Anisha for allowing me to use her photo for my feature image <3.
I loved reading this. It kept me on the edge of my seat a lot. Though I had few problems with it, overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The characters were all unique in a way and I grew attached to some of them. The protagonist, Tella changed a lot throughout the novel. At the beginning, she was timid, a little girly and kept on thinking wishful thoughts. By the end of the novel, you could see she has changed as she is more independent, and though she was competing to get her brother the Cure, she helped Harper win, which was noble of her. I actually liked Guy from the moment I met him. There was something about him that just told me he was trustworthy. All of Tella’s allies were fun and made the novel more fun.
What I loved most about this was the Pandoras. They were so loyal and they had superpowers to. Now I wish there were actual Pandoras in this world, because I would so buy one. I also like how the competition was set in biomes as it made survival harder.
What I didn’t like about the novel was how Titus, who could be viewed as the antagonist, died too early. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him, but he deserved it for treating his Pandoras like trash. Go AK-7! I also hated Levi’s death. Why did he have to die, I grew attached to the twin’s humour and ability to lighten up the mood.
In conclusion, I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next book. I haven’t read The Hunger Games trilogy yet but I heard that if you loved the Hunger Games then you’d love this as well.