Releases and Recommendations: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world!

Today, I’m anticipating the release of Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott, which will be released Tuesday, February 24, 2015. This is the second book in the Fire & Flood series.

20657437What would you do to save someone you love?

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.

I really enjoyed Fire & Flood, the first book in this series. It had that fight to the death competition, like Hunger Games, but with the possibility of less dead. Plus, each competitor has an animal-friend to help them through the challenges. I can’t wait to see what happens next.