2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Thursday, 3 April 2014

REVIEW: Fire and Flood - Victoria Scott

Thursday, 3 April 2014

GENRE: Fantasy
PUBLISHER: Chicken House
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY ITWaterstones
RATING: 5 Stars

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.

I was so surprised by this book, the blurb makes it sound a bit Hunger Games-ish, but it is SO MUCH BETTER than that! It has a fantastic and unique twist that makes the plot unlike any other YA book I've read. Tella is a brilliant character; she's brave, feisty, determined but above all she feels "real". Coming from the present world, not a dystopian world, makes it much easier to relate to her as she strives to reach the end of the trials. I laughed out loud lots of times, and I also sobbed my eyes out at least twice! I can't wait for book 2.

- Gem.

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