Title: Fire & Flood
Author: Victoria Scott
Release Date: February 25, 2014
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? (taken from goodreads.com)
Why I Need It:
1) The main character supposedly has an animal companion. Sounds interesting.
2) I love the simplicity of the cover.
3) The synopsis kind of reminds me of The Hunger Games, but with a few twists.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for Fire & Flood?