If you enjoyed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you should give Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott a try! ----- What are some of your favorite dystopian reads? ----- Excerpts from my review: Fire & Flood was engrossing. It was filled with action and adventure, science, some fantasy, and some thriller aspects. Tella, our main character, has an exaggerated dramatic personality that reminds me of a cartoon or even anime character. While Tella does keep this personality throughout Fire & Flood, she also grows, and her personality evolves. There are many characters that could be psychoanalyzed. The writing style of Victoria Scott is very easy to read. It flows nicely and offers excellent world-building and characters. There is a freshness to Fire & Flood and I have not read many books like it. That being said, I also see many similarities between Fire & Flood and other great works. I feel like Fire & Flood would be enjoyed, especially by those who like to get into the psyche of characters. DM for a content guide! ----- Fire & Flood Synopsis: "What would you do to save someone you love? 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."

Posted by Zoë at 2023-08-08 17:55:41 UTC