Saturday, January 2, 2016

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Stung is an intriguing YA dystopian book that has a sequel. Fiona can't remember going to sleep, but she wakes up in clothes she does not remember putting on, her house is a mess, she has a tattoo of a spider on her right hand and cannot remember anything from the last four years. The honeybee population was the cause of a horrible disease. The government tried to make a cure. But instead the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts. Fiona has ten legs on her spider, which should make her the most dangerous, but she is normal.

Fiona is wanted, since she is the only one who woke up from the coma, and is not a beast. She runs away in an attempt to not be captured, because everyone knows that once she is captured, it is highly probable that she won't make it out alive.

Stung is one of the best dystopian books I have ever read! I loved the hint of mystery relating to her lost memory. I also loved Fiona's character. Everything is different when she wakes up, but instead of crying about it, she takes care of herself and tries to survive. That is the type of determination in a character that I really like!

Honestly, the cover kind of scared me. That huge needle may scare off some teen readers, but the story is not scary at all. Although the romance was a little bit exaggerated, it made sense given the circumstances. I liked how the story ended. It was not a major cliffhanger, but it still made me excited for the next book.

I definitely encourage teen readers to read this book, and I cannot wait to read the sequel, Cured.

Title: Stung
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Series: Yes, Book 1 of 2
Pages: 304
Rating: 5 Stars

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