Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott.  Here's the synopsis:

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?

I loved The Collector and am looking forward to The Liberator but this is a new book series from Victoria Scott, and I think it sounds so interesting.  Even Hunger Games -esque.  I have so many questions just from reading the synopsis and the only way I'm going to stand a chance of having them answered is to read the book.  I'm adding it to the wishlist immediately.
Fire & Flood is published on 25th February, 2014 with no news of a UK release presently.


  1. I thought the author's name was familiar. Unfortunately the feather is reminding me of Antigoddess by Kendare Blake-I just like when covers are very distinctive in my mind.

    1. Ahh, hadn't thought of that! I'm sure the stories are quite different though.