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Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins


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.

Waiting on Wednesday

Sorry for the week between my postings kids. Life has just been a little bit busy on my end of things.

So, here is my Waiting on Wednesday post …

Waiting On Wednesday 2{Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, highlighting books that have not yet been released}.

This week I am looking forward to Cured (Stung #2) by Bethany Wiggins.

17874904(Goodreads | Amazon)

Now that Fiona Tarsis and her twin brother, Jonah, are no longer beasts, they set out to find their mother, with the help of Bowen and a former neighbor, Jacqui. Heading for a safe settlement rumored to be in Wyoming, they plan to spread the cure along the way–until they are attacked by raiders. Luckily, they find a new ally in Kevin, who saves them and leads them to safety in his underground shelter. But the more they get to know Kevin, the more they suspect he has ties to the raiders. He also seems to know too many details about Jacqui and her family—details that could endanger them all. For the raiders will do anything they can to destroy the cure that would bring an end to their way of life. Bethany Wiggins’s reimagining of our world after an environmental catastrophe won’t fail to stun readers.

I thought that the first book was ah-may-zing! There will be a review to come later today. 😀

Happy Reading!

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