Author: Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Published: April 2, 2013
Format: E-book; 303pgs
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Fiona doesn't remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn't remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she's right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall . . .
This book was such a wild ride from start to finish and I enjoyed every page. Well, I might have winced a couple of times too. And I might have got a book crush on Dreyden Bowen. lol Anyone else out there in the same boat?
Anyways, I tore through this book. It kept my attention quite easily and was so intriguing. The story of Fiona was really cool to watch unfold. Fiona (Fo) wakes up in an unknown world where even her closest family has become monsters. Terrified, Fo flees and ends up in an underworld that is unlike anything she has never known. Fo has to decide who to trust and learn how to survive. Not an easy task for someone that still thinks they are 13, since those were the last memories she has. Now she is 17 and on the run from something she doesn't understand.
Stung kept me guessing all the way to the magnificent ending. This book was perfect. Great mixture of action, suspense, and a little romance. I highly recommend it.
5 stars to Stung by Bethany Wiggins.