Wednesday, June 3, 2015

REVIEW: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood, #2)
What would you do to save someone you love? What about risking...everything?

In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and a terrifying march 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 stop—and in Salt & Stone, Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and the 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've 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 beginning of the race there were 122 Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the fourth and final part of the race, just forty-one are left...and only one can win.


After the brilliance of the first book, I was more than excited to jump into this book! This book was even more exciting than the first!

Tella has completed the first two challenges in the Brimstone Bleed, a competition she entered to save her brother, and she's getting closer to winning the cure. Winning, of course, isn't that easy. She still has two more challenges to get through, each more challenging than the last. With the creators of the competition throwing more dangerous stuff in their way and the fellow competitors becoming harder to trust, Tella has her work cut out for her. But she's more determined than ever to save her brother.

As I mentioned, this book is as much as a thrill ride as the first book! This book is so fast-paced and so much happens, it's phenomenal! I still believe that this book series is unique in the world of YA. Sure, the Brimstone Bleed sounds Hunger Games-ish, but it's not even close. Also, this is not a dystopian, it's just a screwed up adventure thrill ride! Don't even get me started on the Pandoras, I've never seen such a thing in YA!

Now, Tella has changed so much since the beginning of Fire & Flood. She was a bit annoying in that book, but now she is such a strong character. I was annoyed at her when she decided to hold a grudge against Guy for not letting her help herself out of situations. Though, I could understand why she felt that way and she ended up discovering that she's a great leader!

As for romance, there isn't much. This book follows the usual rule of sequels with the couple keeping distance from one another. Tella keeps distance because of how she believes that he sees her as someone to save, and Guy just can't own up to his feelings. All of this, though, allowed all of the important Brimstone Bleed action come to the forefront.

I was under the impression for some reason that this was a duology. It's not. There's more to this series and ,sadly, this book was kind of left hanging. Just thought I should put that out there, since I was expecting an ending. Now I'm upset that I have to wait so long for the next book (if it comes out).

Even though I'm bitter about the ending, this book was still fantastic! I strongly recommend this series to fans of action-packed with a little sci-fi mixed in!

I hereby give this book
5 Wheels
Meaning: A new favorite!

1 comment :

  1. I loved this first book for this and I can't wait to start this one! I also thought this was a duology, but I guess more books are better :D Thanks for the review!

    Asma @ IceyBooks