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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Victoria Scott has done it again! She has started another great

Victoria Scott has done it again! She has started another great series starter with really good ideas, characters, and themes.

DESPERATION

What I love about Scott's work is that I can both have fun and find good themes/focuses as I'm reading. In The Collector, I saw a...
Victoria Scott has done it again! She has started another great series starter with really good ideas, characters, and themes.

DESPERATION

What I love about Scott's work is that I can both have fun and find good themes/focuses as I'm reading. In The Collector, I saw a big focus on beauty that I really loved, but in Fire & Flood, I saw desperation. The book demonstrated how desperation can strip away sympathy and consideration for those around us—both human and animal. A lot of people were desperate to win the Brimstone Bleed, to come out first and win that cure, that they did things that they probably would never have considered in the past. Whenever I can pinpoint a theme or focus like this while I'm reading a book, I just enjoy that book more.

TELLA & CO.

Tella was NORMAL. Completely and totally normal, which made the book all the more enjoyable. She wasn't extra special and she didn't have a "one of a kind" ability. She was portrayed to be more kind and sympathetic than others, but that still didn't make her seem abnormal (like a lot of heroines are).

As for the other characters, there were a variety of them. There were a lot of side characters, but they seemed easily distinguishable from one another. Also, quite a few of them surprised me—I didn't fully expect some of their actions.

Guy was mysterious. Very mysterious. I really, really liked him, and I'm definitely looking forward to more of him in the sequel.

CONCEPTS

Pandoras are awesome. That is all.

Actually, no. I do have a couple more things to add. I loved the Brimstone Bleed. It was something different. There was a good background to it—the author did a great job setting it up and giving it history as to why the race was being held. I loved the pieces that went with the race: the pandoras, the cure, the twists, the settings. I also loved the the events and surprises that occurred during the race.

One more thing: Max was awesomely adorable. You may want one of him after reading this book.

OVERALL

GREAT BOOK. The author did a really good job with this one. It was an entertaining read with cool and interesting concepts and ideas, as well as great characters and super awesome pandoras. I definitely recommend picking this one up!

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Source: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

posted by Reading-is-My-Treasure on March 10, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I would give this book minus one star if I could.  Also, I only

I would give this book minus one star if I could.  Also, I only got eleven pages in before I couldn't take it any more and wanted to murder this book!  




Uh, Cody (Tella's brother) is sick so he asked her (for some weird reason) to tease him.  But Tella goes way beyo...
I would give this book minus one star if I could.  Also, I only got eleven pages in before I couldn't take it any more and wanted to murder this book!  




Uh, Cody (Tella's brother) is sick so he asked her (for some weird reason) to tease him.  But Tella goes way beyond that and is vicious and mean to him.  




By the sixth page she's already putting herself down!?!  I can't even remember what she was blaming herself for, it was that stupid and obscure.   
I don't normally quote, but this pretty much sums up the book, 




"I close my hand around the lid and pull it off.  Inside is a tiny pillow.  I imagine all sorts of miniature animals using it in their miniature beds.  But that's dumb, because how would they ever find a pillow case to fit?"  




Yep, I'm pretty sure that sums it up (*massaging temples*).  Has she never seen a "tiny pillow" before?  They're only in every single jewelry box in the world!  




That was around page nine, so I thought, "It's still early in the book.  I'll keep reading, it can't get any worse."  (sign) I was so wrong.




She's holding a blinking, black device and says, "I like blinking lights."   What is she, three!  But I still had hope, however naive of me.




She then proceeds to say that her mom is on crack because she was tell Tella what school she needed to do the next day.  I'm not kidding.  That's where I lost all hope for the book, and stopped.

posted by UrbanGirlReview on July 18, 2014

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