I'm a twenty-something year old book-blogging-starbucks-addict with an alpha male hero obsession, a love for smutty romances and an obsession with paranormal reads.
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
Series: Fire & Flood, Book 1
Format: Paperback ARC
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Source: Received from Scholastic for an honest review.
What I Thought: Tella and I started off on the wrong foot, and we sort of stayed there for the remainder of the book. I kept wanting to slap her upside the head, not only for being so vain but also for taking off without a word to her parents just because she received a little white device that told her she was a contestant in the Brimstone Bleed; a race through jungle, desert, ocean and mountain that promises the winner a cure to save a dying loved one's life. Now I understand her reason. I love my brother's too and would do anything, but I would have thought it through some more than she did. And let's not even get started on the fact that she seemed to be the first to show up to pick her Pandora, yet she gets trampled on because she wanted the BEST... she got the worst. (In my opinion)
F&F is a young adult dystopia with paranormal elements that will allure many lovers of the genres, as well as Hunger Games fanatics. What was interesting about VScott's latest is the Pandoras, hybrid animals that are key players in helping each contestant throughout each terrain. I want to learn more about them, and I honestly do hope Tella's Pandora gets interesting, otherwise, what's the point? It was my least favorite of the animals, and honestly very annoying.
VScott's latest book still managed to keep me interested despite the character flaws. I am eager to learn more about the one's who are running the Brimstone Bleed and their ultimate purpose. As well as find out what's in store for many of the characters because despite my disinterest with the protagonist I loved some them.