Title: Fire and Flood
Author: Victoria Scott
Date of Release: February 25, 2014
Goodreads Description: 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?
Why am I waiting? Although the premise reminds me a bit of The Hunger Games, I love stories involving quests. Also, from Scott's website, I know that this book features creatures called Pandoras that each Contender gets. I really enjoy stories where the main character's pet plays an important role and hope that Pandoras can talk, which would make them even more awesome.