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Pages: 305

Language: English

Publisher: Scholastic Press (25 Feb. 2014)

By: Victoria Scott (Yo(Author)

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A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life--and her own.
Time is slipping away. . . .
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 the middle of nowhere 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?
Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.

Praise for FIRE & FLOOD: "Scott holds her own in attitude and taut action, and Tella's voice is feminine, smart, and sassy. Importantly, although male-female chemistry is definitely present, the emotional drive of the novel doesn't rely on romance. Family, camaraderie, and Tella's bond with her furry Pandora companion matter just as much in getting her through the first part of her life-and-death race."- Publishers Weekly"Non-stop action and thrilling adventure will keep readers turning the pages. . . . Scott captures the essence of what it means to sacrifice one's self for a loved one."- VOYA"Tella is an especially strong and likable character, which makes this gripping adventure all the more enjoyable."- BooklistPraise for FIRE & FLOOD: "Scott holds her own in attitude and taut action, and Tella's voice is feminine, smart, and sassy. Importantly, although male-female chemistry is definitely present, the emotional drive of the novel doesn't rely on romance. Family, camaraderie, and Tella's bond with her furry Pandora companion matter just as much in getting her through the first part of her life-and-death race."- Publishers Weekly "Non-stop action and thrilling adventure will keep readers turning the pages. . . . Scott captures the essence of what it means to sacrifice one's self for a loved one."- VOYA "Tella is an especially strong and likable character, which makes this gripping adventure all the more enjoyable."- Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • By Guest on 2 July 2014

    This was a totally unexpected gem. I was half expecting it to be a weaker version of the Hunger Games and what I got instead was utterly spectacular. Tella seems a little bit ditzy at first but she soon shows herself to be a strong, capable and kind character. The rest of the cast is pretty well fleshed out and extremely varied, from the frightening Titus, to the maternal Caroline to Tella's love interest, Guy. The Pandoras are an interesting idea and are as different as their human counterparts. It had everything from twists that I did not see coming, to places where I actually teared up: something a book hasn't made me do in a while.I checked the author's website and was totally thrilled to find that this will be a trilogy. if anybody's wondering the second book will be released early 2015 and called 'Salt and Stone.'

  • By Symphony on 20 December 2016

    I cannot express my love for this book series enough! When I began reading, I won't lie, I was dubious - I thought it was going to be a possible watered down take on the Hunger Games but oh my goodness was I wrong! I ate my way through the book and couldn't start the second in the series quickly enough!We meet Tella who is joining another number of Contenders to get to the Cure first - whoever wins the games receives a cure that will wipe away any single illness that they wish. So of course everyone signing up undoubtedly has a relation or friend who is terminally sick, and for whom they will put their own entire existence at risk to save. The Contenders begin by entering a large room with stacked porcelain eggs of varying colours and sizes. Up to now, readers may have felt a link to the Hunger Games but once we meet the eggs, Victoria Scott turns Fire & Flood into her own unique storyline completely.Each contender chooses one egg, and each egg contains what is called a Pandora; a scientifically modified animal; no two Pandora's are the same species or breed, and no two Pandora's have the same ability. But it is up to each contender to hatch their Pandora, bond with it, and discover the abilities that it has which may assist them to win the games.I'm fearing saying any more in case I give away any spoilers, but all I can say is the characters in this are outstanding - you will find them lingering in your memory long after you have finished reading. The Pandora's are fantastically unique, and I have to say, I'm dying to see this turned into a movie just so I can meet them in film format!! If you like the Hunger Games, The Scorch Trials, or any Dystopian style fiction, do not hesitate - buy this NOW and get stuck in!!

  • By not_THAT_girl on 2 May 2017

    Tella is a girl who loves fashion, facebook and oh her family. In that order. They get moved to the middle of nowhere to hide from a group of people they arent supposed to know about. Only for tella to be foubd, she runs away to take part in something she knows nothing about, then gets dumped in the jungle and decided to head east, but doesnt know how to find east!the whole idea of the brimstone bleed is shrouded in secrecy but of course one boy knows all about ut but can barely bring himself to speak more than 5 words a day.

  • By John Palmer on 28 July 2014

    Best book I have read in a long time. The main character is a girl named Tella, a very loveable and relatable teenager. The plot is original, very much unlike a lesser hunger games, as I thought it would be.Hoping there is a second book, as it was left on a cliff hanger, after Tella finds out the truth behind everything and makes a life changing decision.Fantastic book, well worth the money, couldn't put it down!Buy it now!

  • By Kindle Customer on 23 April 2014

    Stumbled on this book and was not sure what to expect. It kept me gripped from the beginning and have read the book in two days. Have been left wanting more and can not wait for the next instalment. A very imaginative and well written piece of work.

  • By Book Passion for Life on 25 July 2014

    Gripping, suspenseful and original, Fire & Flood is definitely a book to watch out for this year!Tella is a sixteen-year-old girl whose older brother – Cody, is sick with a terminal illness. He’s not getting any better and all Tella can do is watch him fade away. When the opportunity arises for Tella to enter a race called that Brimstone Bleed, a race that could lead her to a once in a life time offer – a cure for Cody. Tella knows she has no alternative; she must enter even though she doesn’t know the rules or even if she believes it's real. But when she arrives at the destination picked by the makers, Tella knows that this race is real and she knows she needs to win.Before I started Fire & Blood I was expecting was a dystopian kind of world, mainly because I hadn’t heard much about the book nor did I look into it before starting it. Imagine my surprise when I started reading and it’s actually a modern day setting. This actually threw me; I really found it a little mind-bogglingly that something like the Brimstone Bleed would exist in the modern day world. I found I needed answers that at that time couldn’t be answered, because not even Tella knew them. It was a case of waiting it out, which meant I needed to read – quicker. I was dying for some answers and when it’s revealed, it’s a very original storyline – one I don’t recall reading anything alike and I found myself falling in love with the whole world Victoria Scott created.The Brimstone Bleed really is an intriguing race, even though it’s somewhat horrifying at times. The whole creation is scary; however there are some bright spots in the story like for example the Pandora’s – the creations that help each person who enters the race try to win. Some are scary but mostly they are absolutely fantastic creations and really, I want one for myself. Very original!Tella at the start of the story is a weak person, one a little self-centred if I’m honest. But she quickly changes as she heads in into the race and starts living the horrid experience, she becomes stronger and her thoughts quickly change – rather than thinking about shopping and her best friend – she soon starts seeing why she’s there all along; for her brother. She really starts to see what is at stake and how far people are willing to go to get what they want. Then there’s Guy. He’s a bit of a scary brut to start with but somehow, he manages to help Tella in some way or another from the moment they first meet. He's very closed off but soon he starts opening up and becomes a strong and lovable character, but one that still holds many secrets. We also meet a lot of other characters – Caroline, Harper, Jaxon, Dink and Ransom, the list can go on. They all bring something to the story along with their Pandora’s and it’s really fascinating to watch all these characters and the story line all come together.And the ending, although somewhat frustrating because you’re left dying to know what happens next, it also leaves so many questions about what’s to come next. The race isn’t over – and it seems there’s more to this race than ever and I can’t wait to find out.

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