Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway ~ Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott

The #VMafia family got an email from Victoria Scott last night with the final excerpt for the sequel to Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone. We are so excited to share this with you, and we're even more excited for S&S to release on Feb. 24th! IT'S ALMOST HERE! But until then, let us know what you think of the excerpt! 


I swallow and stare at him in the dark, my entire body itching to feel his touch. When I see the anticipation in his stance, the way he looks at me as if Im both infuriating and appealing it makes me feel powerful. But when he takes a step in my direction, that power plummets to some place untouchable. Now Im a seventeen-year-old girl again, standing in the shadows with someone who feels like hes lived three lives to my one.
Come with me,he orders.
Theres no room for refusal, and I dont want there to be. He takes my hand to help me step over sleeping bodies, both human and Pandora. When I stumble, he leans over and sweeps beneath my knees. Im brought into his arms with the same ease I may use to curl a rabbit to my chest. But Im not such an innocent, silent creature.
Ive got spirit and fire in spades. Though, right now, as he carries me to the single back bedroom, I have neither. Im somebody else now. Im Tella Holloway, Boston girl turned Montana transplant, sitting on the edge of her bed, awaiting her very first date with the boy who makes her parents uneasy. A boy who doesnt speak nearly enough, but when he does, this girl stops and listens. In my minds eye, Im wearing the silver-sequined dress thats hibernated in my closet far too long. I feel beautiful and confident, and who cares if he said were going to the lake at night? I want to glimpse the look on his face when he sees me. I envision how his entire face will light up as if its lit from within. How his full lips will part slightly and his cold blue eyes will soften.
Guy sets me on my feet, and I gaze up at him.

Oh yes. Right there. Thats the look I imagined.
© 2015 Victoria Scott.  From Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott, published by Scholastic Inc.  All rights reserved.


Time is slipping away....

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

What 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.


An international giveaway from Victoria Scott!


  1. I can't wait for Salt & Stone! I need more of the pandoras!

  2. Thank you so much for the post and the giveaway!

  3. This looks like such a fun series and I've had it on my list for awhile. I think I was waiting for them all to read at once. Thanks!

  4. Both books sound really good. I would love a chance to read Fire & Flood, I'm so excited to find out how the race goes. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. Thank you so much for the post! Sounds good. :))

  6. What an awesome prize! I haven't started this series yet but it's definitely high up on my list to read this year. I keep seeing tweets about Salt and Stone; they're making me want to read it even more!

  7. I have been wanting to read this series forever!

  8. Absolutely loved Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone can't get in my hands soon enough. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  9. This series sounds amazing I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance! (Valentina -on the raffle)

  10. Thank you so much for this giveaway, its amazing. I have been wanting to read fire and flood for so long its a very interesting story.