There is no cure for being stung.
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 hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right.
Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark.
Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.
I have read many-a-mixed reviews about this book; some of which are quite comical! (Thank you Goodreads.com)
I found this book quite the little reader. I devoured it as if it were a cupcake in the clutches of an obese child; greedily and hungrily. It wasn’t the best that I have read, nor was it the worst.
While the plot was intriguing and the characters were well developed, I didn’t much care for the redundancy throughout or the fact that our dear heroine was strong one minute and weak the next (now, I get that in her mind, she was still a thirteen-year-old girl, but still).
If you do plan to read this book, take heed and form your own opinion about it. There are so many colors of opinions about this book and not all are kind.