Friday, 3 April 2015

{Blog Tour} Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott

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Release Date: April 2nd, 2015
Finished Date: March 8th, 2015
Publishers: Chicken House Ltd
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 407
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.

The Review: A fast-paced, highly charged and exciting read, Salt & Stone is the sequel to Victoria Scott’s Fire Flood and if you thought Tella had a hard time the first time around, wait until you read this!

Tella has faced some hard and gruelling times during the first leg of the Brimstone Bleed. Now she’s at the halfway point and knows nothing good can come from the final leg. As Tella faces more obstacles, more danger and more life threatening situations, she fights harder than ever to try and remain focused on the end goal – to win the cure for her brother and put an end the Brimstone Bleed. But it’s becoming harder to know which of her allies she can trust and so, Tella fights even harder to make each decision the right one.

Salt & Stone is a very easy book to fly right through and once I started, I couldn’t put it down – I didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished. I really enjoyed Fire & Flood and so I had really high hopes for this and Victoria Scott didn’t let us down.

One of the reasons I enjoy this series so much is because of the characters. Tella, Guy and the gang are such a great group. It's hard because I wanted all of them to stay safe and in this type of book you just know that can't happen. Yes, there were a few deaths that I didn't want to happen. It broke my heart but I see why. I do! 

For me, Tella has been a great lead for this series. She's grown through the two books and you really see how different she is from the start of Salt & Stone. I think she struggle to gain control of the how she wanted the game to go - she constantly went against every decision Guy decided and at time, it's irritate me. I could understand why she couldn't follow Guy blindly and why she didn't want him making all the decisions but I wish she'd had spoken up about it. Once she starts being more open and honest, it was a big turning point for her and I really started to see the potential she really has to bring this dangerous game to an end. And I absolutely loved the loyalty that she has from the Pandora's. And as normal, these deadly but cute animals really show us that this game would not have been the same without them.  

And huh? There's going to be a third book? Was I the only one who thought that this was just a duology series? I've gotta say I was a tad disappointed because I was looking forward to conclusion. But then I thought about it and realise, there's another book to be excited about and now I can't wait.

In all, Salt & Stone is a dangerous and gripping page turner that will leave you questioning everything you read. Who can you trust? Who will win? And more importantly what comes next? Well, I guess you'll have to read it to find out. Enjoy!

Thank you to Chicken House for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

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