Fire & Flood
Scholastic Press, 2014
Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine the cause, 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–with only an animal companion for support–and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.
YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Nominee
Salt & Stone
Scholastic Press, 2015
In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and a terrifying march across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. In Salt & Stone, Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the race.
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the beginning of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the fourth and final part of the race, just forty-one are left . . . and only one can win.
“Mind-blowingly intense.” – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review