Tella’s brother is facing a life-threatening disease. When given the opportunity, she chooses to participate in the Brimstone Bleed when the organizers promise her a cure for winning the contest. The problem? The Brimstone Bleed won’t be easy, and there is a chance she might not even survive. Tella finds friends in unexpected places and challenges around every corner.
I’d gotten this book last year at the Texas library conference but just hadn’t had a chance to read it yet. After listening to Victoria Scott on an author panel, I knew I had to pick it up. She is just as witty and creative in her novel as she is in person. This story is quick paced and full of expertly crafted characters. I read both books back to back and now have to anxiously wait for the conclusion. Sigh. Hehe.
None, but this is another case of consuming a book so fast I didn’t stop to write anything down. I made up for it in the next book!
Recommended Grades: 8 and up (does have some mature language, but contextual)
Genre: Action Adventure
Overall Opinion: Recommended