FIRE & FLOOD was one of my favourite books of 2014. It was so addictive. Tella, her Pandora Madox, and co. braved the jungle and the desert for the first two parts of the race, but two more ecosystems must follow before the race is complete. With the same fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled adventure as the first book, SALT & STONE takes it to a whole new level as the race continues over ocean and mountains.
This was an awesome sequel! There were some REALLY scary scenes in this book! Contenders and Pandoras must face water, snow, wildlife, and tests before the finish line. The whole race is not only deadly, but there are so many other competitors that time is against them too. I wanted Tella to win so much that if they even stopped for a second I was like, “Nooo! Keep going, quick!”
The characters are great. I like Olivia, Harper, and Guy in particular. I enjoyed getting to know some new characters too. I loved Tella from the beginning, but she really found her strength throughout the story and I like how it slowly built up through each section of the race. The Pandoras are my favourite thing about this series, though! The race and the idea behind it are brilliant, but the Pandoras are my number one. Especially Madox, Monster, and Oz.
The ending was incredible! A spectacular, pulse-pounding conclusion that stayed with me for ages after finishing. Nobody is safe. Only one can win the Cure. This is a series I find myself recommending time and time again.
In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can’t quit–she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race. But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone’s keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you’d relied on most suddenly isn’t there for support? How do you weigh one life against another? The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left–and only one can win.
Many thanks to Chicken House.