How are you? Get ready for lots of fangirl moments and pics and a link to Tori's giveaway (aka lots of rambling)
So yesterday, Victoria send the #VMafia a super amazing email, announcing (and letting us) post her cover reveal for her up coming novel with Scholastic FIRE & FLOOD
and we were like....
I mean. LOOK at it!!
Is bold and soft and I just love the little smokey/shadowy thing behind the flames. While I love a cover with model as much as the next reader, this is different in such a good way! Like BOOM!
The only thing that could be better than this, is if it was an animated cover that went something like this:
FIRE & FLOOD
*the white feather slowly coming down from the top of the page and setting on fire*
OR you know, having Guy bring you the printed little beautiful book and sitting with you to read it...
Ok, so you may be wondering: what is this book about anyway?
In a perilous race across the world, having the best Pandora can be the difference between life and death.
Sixteen-year-old Tella Holloway isn’t happy. Her mother rushed them out of Boston and into a craptastic house nestled in Middle of Nowhere, Montana. To make matters worse, Tella’s brother is sick, and though a dozen doctors can’t determine the cause, her mother is sure Montana’s “fresh air” will help. Now Tella spends her days being homeschooled, and uses her imagination as entertainment.
But when a small blue box appears on her bed, Tella’s world is rocked. Inside the strange package she finds a white ear bud—and after she fits it into place and touches its blinking button—an unknown voice fills her head. Tella is invited to join the Brimstone Bleed, a race across four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The voice in Tella’s ear explains she has 48 hours to retrieve her Pandora, an animal genetically designed to help her win.
Tella has never been the sporty type; she’s more a cheerleader than an athlete. But despite her mother’s warnings, she’s determined to compete in the race. And she’ll do anything to win, because if Tella is the Brimstone Bleed victor, she'll be granted a specific gift—the cure to save her brother’s life.
FIRE & FLOOD is a teen thriller set in modern day.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
And that's not all... Meet Tella Holloway
*From Victoria's Blog*
"Tella isn’t fearless. She isn’t built of strength and prowess and perfect bravery. She can be incredibly selfless. But she also gets scared. She loves a mean Greek salad and adores getting a good manicure with her best friend, Hannah. She likes fashion and cute boys and the “sicky song” her mom sings her when she doesn’t feel well. Tella is like a lot of us. She is normal. She is flawed. She doesn’t always make the right decision, and when she is thrown into the jungle and asked to make it to base camp with nothing more than an unhatched Pandora egg…she freaks the hell out.
Tella has brown eyes that are similar to her mother’s, and her father’s chestnut-colored curly hair. She is rather short and can run like nobody’s business. She wears a blue and green feather in her hair that hangs over her right shoulder, and she can dish out some serious snark. But more than anything, Tella Holloway loves her brother. So much so that when he gets sick, and she’s confronted with the slim chance to save him, she takes it.
The Brimstone Bleed is set in modern day, and what I wanted more than anything, was to tell this dangerous thriller story with a modern teen girl. One who cries when we would, who gets scared when we would be scared, and who despite how afraid she is at certain times, preservers anyway."
And meet Guy Chambers
*Also from Victoria's Blog*
"Guy is capable in every sense of the word. He knows how to tackle the sea, mountains, jungle, and desert with ease. He is extremely quiet and weary when it comes to letting anyone inside his circle of trust. Guy’s motto is to go the race alone, and win. And quite frankly, Tella is getting in the way of that plan. In the beginning, Guy is so cold and emotionless that Tella often refers to him as Serial Killer. But Guy Chambers is more like a Green Beret–able, lethal, strong. And his Pandora reflects that strength. Guy cracks his knuckles often, but never his thumbs. He has brothers he loves, and a father he won’t mention. And he loves newspapers–not to read, but rather the crackle the pages make as they’re being turned. Oh, and Guy Chambers is sexy as hell in a physically scarred, tattooed, tortured kind of way."
So, if you had to enter the Brimstone Bleed, what would your Pandora be?
*It HAS to be an small animal*
I'm going with a Quokka, also know as the happiest animal on earth =D