Imagine if The Hunger Games was The Amazing Race and Katniss Everdeen was a high school cheerleader. Now throw in some adorable, yet lethal, genetically engineered animal racing companions and you’ve got the basis of Victoria Scott’s Fire & Flood duology. She’s not a skilled hunter or a talented archer. She’s definitely not Dauntless, but she develops as a person and a racer throughout the books. If you’re looking for a little humor with your high-stakes tension, look no further.