Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway- Stung by Bethany Wiggins

It's time for some YA, an I've got a book review plus a giveaway! Let's take a look at the YA thriller STUNG, by Bethany Wiggins. The publisher is offering up one copy to a lucky reader. Just fill out the rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post to enter.

The Story:
Fiona wakes up in her own bed, but everything is different than she remembers. She seems to have lost several years and her entire family. Exploring outside, she finds an abandoned world, the leftovers of which are filled with violent humans.

Shaken, Fiona tries to find help, but falls into the hands of the military. They consider her a threat because of a mysterious tattoo on her arm that marks her as infected.  As our story progresses, we learn of a world where bee's are dead, the flu has killed millions, and the survivors live within a walled city with a life expectancy of 55. Oh, and women are used for breeding.

For some reason, Fiona is marked, but uninfected. Does she hold the cure? If only she could remember and escape her captors.

My Thoughts-
This is a good thriller. I love it when characters wake up with no memories and we get to learn as we read along. The dystopian world that the author creates is ironic because the people have caused their own fate. I loved it. What we are left with are raving beasts, and scared people.


Fiona takes her role in stride. Though she can't remember, she does her best to uncover her new world, and is willing to risk her life to make it better. There is also a bit of a love interest that I found fun.

There are violent scenes and the role that humanity has taken upon itself is base and cruel. I found that the love between Fiona and her brother was a great reminder as to what is the really important - a love that transcends all bounds.

 I think you'll enjoy this one.




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19 comments:

  1. I look forward to finishing my exams and finally be free! XD

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  2. Baseball!!!! We have a triple A team and I love going to see the baseball family, the usual crew in the usual seats (almost 10yrs now). Spending time with friends, enjoying the outdoors, cheering for the team, the whole thing!!

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    1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Just signed my son up for T-ball.

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  3. I'm looking forward to the more consistent warmer weather : )

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    1. Yes! But in Seattle that doesn't happen until July. Still, it's worth the wait.

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  4. I'm looking forward to the release of your book, The Emerald Ring!

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  5. Water warm enough to swim in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I'm looking forward to our vacation in the mountains. While the kids and grandkids tube down the river, I'll be sitting by it with a good book!

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  7. I love the flowers, the air, the being able to go out without getting 3 kids bundled up... Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I'm looking forward to the weather and nice long days at the beach :)

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  9. Reading outside in the sunshine!

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  10. This sounds like a great Dystopian thriller!! Can't wait to read it

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  11. Sounds like everyone is looking forward to better weather. Me Too!

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  12. No, I'm NOT looking forward to bees...lol! I am looking forward to the outings with my husband a 2 beautiful kids! Going to the park, walks, bikerides, things like that! :) Thank you SO MUCH for this giveaway! This book sounds SO GOOD! :)

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  13. Nicer weather in New England! It's been cold all last week. It's warm today, so it's looking good :D

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  14. Nope, not the bees lol. Badminton! We play some epic badminton battles and I can't wait to get started. Thank you!

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