Stung by Bethany Wiggins

By Bethany Wiggins

Imagine waking up one morning, only to realize that your house is destroyed, your family has vanished, and a beastlike human is trying to kill you. No matter how hard you try, you cannot figure out how the entire world has fallen to pieces seemingly overnight.

This is Fiona’s story. Helped along by others living underground, she is rescued time and again from animalistic humans who are out to murder her. Bit by bit, she learns the new rules of this strange society to which she has awakened, all of which spell utter disaster for her. Perhaps the strangest piece of it all is a strange tattoo on Fiona’s hand…a tattoo that she cannot remember getting, but seems to be the key that unlocks everything about Fiona’s past as well as her future.

I’ll go out on a limb and say that Stung is the single most compelling piece of dystopian lit I’ve read all year. An impressive first novel for this author, this is the kind of book that snatches you in on the first line and leaves you totally exhausted from the constant action by the last page’s turn. What sets Stung apart in this genre is that it’s all based on an environmental disaster…one that we aren’t necessarily all that for from in our world today. Trust me, folks. This one is the next big thing in young adult literature!