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Question: Book about girl who's enters some sort of competition where she gets an egg with a fantasy animal in it to guide her.

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Asked by hannah41 on Sat 09, Sep 2017 09:13am :
A few years ago (2014 maybe?) I read a book, it was a young adult and
fantasy book about a girl who entered a competion (possibly to help
someone, maybe a family member) where she had to cross a long distance and
fight against other competitors. At the start, they all got to chose an egg
which contained a fantasy animal of some kind that would help them on their
way. Does anyone know the name of this book? 
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Answer by sallievern on Sun 17, Sep 2017 03:53pm:
"Fire and Flood" by Victoria Scott [the next book is "Salt and Stone"]

"When a mysterious blue box arrives for Tella, a small audio device invites
her to compete in the Brimstone Bleed. She has less than 48 hours to report
to the competition, select a Pandora companion and enter in a three-month
race across four separate ecosystems—first to the finish line gets a cure
for any illness. Tella seizes the chance to save her deathly ill brother’s
life and is tossed into a ruthless survivalist competition. While the
overall worldbuilding is light, the more immediate competition settings are
ably exploited for dangers. The Pandoras are eggs that hatch genetically
engineered, superpowered animals—not terribly realistic but so much fun
that nobody will care. Everyone has a loved one to save so stakes are high,
but survival necessitates teaming up, yielding hilarious dialogue. Of
course, one of Tella’s teammates is a handsome, broody, uber-competent love
interest. The female supporting characters are less stock. Tella herself is
awkward, doofy and self-consciously superficial—the combination makes her
easy to root for. It’s hard to believe how trusting and accepting Tella is
regarding the lack of information about the race—aside from the occasional
small hints, most background comes in a large expository passage late in
the novel that will leave readers excited for the next installment."

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Comment by hannah41 on Sat 09, Sep 2017 02:29pm:
Yes, that's the book I was looking for. Thank you so much!


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