Stung (Stung Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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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 . . .
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
When Fiona wakes up, she looks around in confusion. Everything is filthy, broken, and faded. How could this have happened? She went to sleep at age thirteen on a clean bed with clean sheets just a few nights previously. She looks in the mirror, only to see her college-age sister Lissa. But when she turns around, there is no one there. She realizes that the girl she saw was her reflection. A tattoo—an oval with ten legs—mars the back of her hand. She does not know why or how she knows this, but it must be covered. And, with her wild-eyed brother in hot pursuit, she abandons her house. Fiona's on the run. What she does not know as yet is that the honeybee population collapsed with disastrous results; and when the government tries to bio-engineer a cure, the cure becomes far worse than the original problem. Stung is an action-packed dystopian novel with strange twists and turns unfolding at every turn. Fans of The Hunger Games will love this thought-provoking novel as well. Reviewer: Bonita Herold
VOYA - Matthew Weaver
Seventeen-year-old Fiona Tarsis is missing the past four years of her life. She finds herself in a post-apocalyptic world brought about by a flu, caused by genetically-modified bees, that causes infected patients to become feral beasts. Fiona is different because she is not generating any symptoms, so she might just be the last hope for mankind. Too bad she is on the run, finding begrudging help in a scowling street urchin named Arrin and soldier, Dreyden Bowen, the younger brother of a boy she had a crush on growing up. Highly sought after by all sides, Fiona and Bowen go on the run, but quickly grow close amongst the ruins. The romance between Fiona and Bowen is the most engrossing thing about the plot, played with just the right amount of innocence, tension, and heat. The rest of Stung, unfortunately, feels like a reheated version of other, better dystopian adventures. Fiona does not make a root-able heroine in her rush to play catch-up on the details of the end of the world; she seems more along-for-the ride, leaving her heroes battered and nearly broken in the quest to keep her safe. Much of the backstory and conspiracy feel tacked on at the end, rather than woven throughout. There is a grand love story at the center of Stung—rare and sweet, like the luxury honey has become in the world Wiggins creates—but it is trapped beneath efforts to mimic The Hunger Games. Reviewer: Matthew Weaver
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—The pesticide developed to kill genetically modified bees that caused a bee flu epidemic killed almost everything else as well, leaving a world in which women are scarce, honey is more valuable than gold, and survival is tenuous. Fiona Tarsis wakes in the ruin of her Colorado home with no memory of how she got there. Lack of recall, however, does not keep her from recognizing a feral attacker as her twin brother, Jonah, and her flight from him through a window is just the beginning of her narrow escapes. Fo is captured by the militia, guardians of the gates to a walled city. Bowen, a handsome neighbor from Fo's old life, fills in the gaps in her memory. She learns that parents, desperate to save their children, voluntarily put them into comas hoping to keep them stable until a cure for the epidemic was found. The plot relies on coincidence and cannot fully hide weaknesses in characterization with its breakneck speed. Fo was 13 when she went into the coma, and 17 when she awakens with a more mature body and a mind that seemingly continued to develop while she was comatose. The inevitable love story is handled with some heat. Fo reacts instead of acts in the simplistic role of girl in peril. Sent to fight to the death, she is protected in the arena by Jonah until Bowen rescues her in the nick of time. The conclusion is anticlimactic, but the roaring pace keeps world-building to a minimum and makes this a crashing dystopic roller-coaster ride.—Janice M. Del Negro, GSLIS Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Kirkus Reviews
Fiona Tarsis wakes up to a world of nightmares in this fast-paced, fever-bright post-apocalyptic adventure. Her brother's a monster, her Denver suburb's a wasteland, and she doesn't even recognize herself or the 10-legged tattoo on her hand. Fiona has no memory of the last four years or how the world changed, but she quickly learns how dangerous life is outside the wall. After seeking assistance from Arrin--a Fec, or sewer-dweller, of indeterminate gender and murky motives--Fiona is captured by the militia and seems destined for a short and painful life in a laboratory. Or worse--like all vaccinated children, Fiona bears the mark, and she could turn into a ravening beast at any moment--but she is also a female in a barren and depopulated world. Fiona loses her innocence but not her hope as she dives into chase scenes, gun battles, gladiatorial fights and a tentative romance with her rescuer/captor Dreyden Bowen. Wiggins (Shifting 2011) muses on the dangers of science and medicine and deftly maps out the chain of events that has led to catastrophe, creating a violent world vastly different from ours but still recognizable. With a stirring conclusion and space for a sequel, it's an altogether captivating story. Readers will gladly be bitten by this bug. (Science fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802734198
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Stung Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 20,738
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

BETHANY WIGGINS started writing on a dare and dove headfirst into the world of writerly madness. She enjoys getting her hands dirty in her garden, baking anything with copious amounts of chocolate, and watching lightning storms from her front porch. She lives in the desert with her husband, three quirky kids, and two very fluffy cats. Shifting is her first novel. bethanywiggins.com
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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Stung grabbed my attention from the first sentence and didn¿t le

    Stung grabbed my attention from the first sentence and didn’t let go. To say I loved it would be an understatement. 




    Fiona wakes up in her own bedroom without knowing how she got there or even when she fell asleep. To add to her confusion, her room isn’t how she remembers it. It’s dirty, disheveled, and faded. Normally a waking character is a cliché writers avoid like the plague, but it works so well here as the reader is immediately pulled into the mystery of Fiona’s world. 




    Unlike most dystopian novels, Stung takes place in the not so distant future instead of a century or two. Everything is different, yet the same, and I couldn’t help but feel the familiarity of this world within my own. The chain of events that lead to this society follow a logic, and incredibly scary, sequence. 




    I loved Fiona’s voice. There’s an innocence to her that makes her feel like your little sister and you want to protect her. She’s so relatable and sweet. Then there’s Bowen… *sigh* That’s all I’m going to say about him. You’ll have to discover his awesomeness on your own. 




    Overall, Stung is a fast-paced novel with great characters, solid writing, and a wonderful voice. In my opinion, Stung is even better than The Hunger Games.   

    32 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    WARNING: This Review Might Have Some Spoilers: Stung ha



    WARNING: This Review Might Have Some Spoilers:






    Stung has to be ONE of the best Dystopian novels I have EVER read!


    I was hypnotized from the first sentence to the last!


    I am in love with this book!


    As I was reading and I knew it was coming to an end, I caught myself reading slower and slower, trying to draw out the book as long as I could! I just wanted to keep reading and reading this story and didn't want to stop!





    Bethany has a way with words that sucks you in, and has you wanting more and more! I really enjoyed the world Bethany created!



    Stung did have the same background as a lot of other Dystopian novels, but at the same time it was unique and SO much different and BETTER then ANY Dystopian novel I have EVER read!



    The reason I say it has the same background is because it was kinda the same type of setting as other Dystopian novels.

    The end of the world with society spilt in different groups. Some safely behind the wall and some stuck on the outskirts of the city just fighting to survive. Then we have the army or a Bethany calls them in Stung the Militia who protects the outerwall and captures fec's and beast to take them to the lab to help find a cure for the infected. We also have the roofless gangs or as Bethany calls them the Raiders, that kidnap, rape and terrorize ANY female that they find! They also use to infected beast and fec's as pets and throw them in the pits to battle to the death for sport! Then we have the government or what's left of it. People who stepped up and claimed power for the "Inner Good Of The People" to take control and help to rebuild the community! Or what Bethany calls them the in Stung the innerguard, the ones safely behind the wall! But of course as in any good Dystopian novel the Marjory of the government is corrupt and power hungry! Then we have the most important, the infected! These things are NOT zombies. I guess you could say they act like zombies, but they are still alive and they only eat you if they have no other source of food, which in this book if your on the wrong side of the wall then their isn't much to eat unless your the Milita protecting the outerwall! Then we also have the normal people just trying to survive like in any good Dystopian novel.





    Even with all the similarities to other Dystopian novels this book is still VERY unique in it's own way!


    The Plot.....


    It ALL started with the bees! The bees were going extinct and if that happens then the people could very well go extinct too!

    Why, you wonder like I did before reading this novel?

    Well, because if their is no more bees left, then that would mean that their would be no source to pollen the plants and vegetables and if theirs no source to pollen the plants and vegetables, then that means that the plants and vegetables will start to die off, and if the plants and vegetables die off, then that means that the animals that feed on the plants and vegetables will start to die off too, then that means we as humans have NO source of food, then that means we will start to die off too!


    That right there was very real to me, and scary at the same time because as crazy as it seems I could very well see a world like that, the way Bethany has played it out in Stung! And when the world seems real then the book feels real!


    The bees were going extinct so the scientist stepped up to create and generated bee called the GenMod bees. Only problem with theses GenMod bees were that they killed off every last bee until ALL the bees were extinct! But it gets worse! These bees were also causing a deadly flu to humans. The bee flu virus was very contagious and could spread very easily. So it turns out that the GenMod bees were very hard to kill. So they created a vaccine to the bee flu and then their was hope again, that is until the people who started taking the vaccine started turning into mindless, lethal beast who preyed on humans!



    So Fiona wakes up in her abandoned house, and she's alone. But whats more disturbing is the tattoo of a black, spiderrish oval with ten legs on the back of her hand. She doesn't remember getting it and doesn't know what it stands for, but something inside her is telling her she must "Conceal The Mark", So that's what she does, not having a clue why! Only when she is attacked in her house does she finally realize that things are not the same as when she went to sleep,

    and she's right the world has changed!


    Fiona is in search for answers! She must find her family or what happened to them! She needs to know why the streets are abandoned except for people with guns or the dirty humans running to the sewers underground! But most important what are these people that are animal-like, feral, and why are they trying to attack and kill her! She has to figure all this out while trying to evade capture from every person, thing, or beast out there, around every corner waiting to get the hands on Fiona the 10, the most valuable fec known!


    But Fiona is lucky when she runs into a old neighbor along the way that now works with the Milita and at first he's a little reluctant to help Fiona because of her tattoo. But after seeing that she is a normal person and not a fec, he fights for her survival and even puts her safety above his! All while trying to fight the unedifying attraction he is having towards her and that is a BIG NO, NO! You don't catch feelings for the fec's!



    I mean this book was AMAZING, I really loved it and I loved the writing style Bethany has created in Stung! This book is an EASY 5 stars and it really deserves SO MUCH MORE then just a 5!


    I will be eagerly awaiting the second book in this series, expected to release in January 2014! So long away, I don't know how I'll ever survive that long without the sequel! :)

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

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    One of the best books i've ever read!
    Romance and adventure all wrapped in one!
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")__(")
    BUNNY!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

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    This book was such a wild ride from start to finish and I enjoye

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Amazing!

    Such a great piece of art! One of my new favorites for sure

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2013

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    'Stung' is a fantastically written and inventive young adult dys

    'Stung' is a fantastically written and inventive young adult dystopian novel that follows Fiona "Fo" after she wakes up into a new world where zombies run rampant and those that bear the strange tattoo on their right hands - "the mark of the beast" - are hunted down and turned in for ransom. Fiona must figure out what has happened to the world since she fell asleep - what went terribly wrong - and what happened to her family, all while fighting to survive and not getting captured or eaten alive.

    This was an original and interesting novel that delves into the idea of what would happen to the world if bees were to become extinct. What entails is a horror novel full of militia, zombies, and death on all levels of life. It's a scary thought that something like this could happen to the world just from bees being eradicated. Fiona was an interesting character - she had a lot to catch up on after missing out on the initial fallout - but she catches on quick. She's stronger than she thinks and is determined to survive, which gives her an edge in the new world she's been thrown into. The writing was enchanting and I was instantly drawn into the world the author created. The book was fast paced and I was reading as fast as I could to see what would happen next. I loved reading about the dystopian setting that the novel is based in and also finding out what happened to cause the world to come to this. Overall, this was a thought provoking and original novel that fans of dystopian fiction will not want to miss out on. Highly recommended!

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    This sounds awesome

    I need nook friends
    Sorry this book soundsvp awesome

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

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    Fiona has just woke up and her last memory was turning thirteen,

    Fiona has just woke up and her last memory was turning thirteen, which can’t be possible b/c when she looks in the mirror she is older. She has no idea what is going on and it looks like no one has lived in her house in years. She then gets attack by a savage human, who happens to be her brother. The world is not how she remembers it. The streets are filthy and houses are demolished. All she does know is that she has to hide the mark on her hand b/c she knows nothing good can come from it. And she was right. People with this mark are infected and turn into killing machines. She doesn’t feel like a monster, but what if she does turn into one. She needs to find out what is going on and fast b/c there are some people who would kill to have her and some that would love to use her.

    So, is she not infected or is she a ticking time bomb and just doesn’t know it. She won’t know until it happens.


    OH MY GOSH!!! I’m going to start with the ending b/c it is fresh in my mind. That ending man, that ending leaves an opening for another book. There just has to be another book in the works, there just has to be. I need more and I need to know what happens!!! So now that I’m done with that let’s get to the book itself. It was amazing. Really everything was. We basically learn everything right along with Fiona b/c she doesn’t remember anything past the age of thirteen. I was just as nervous as she was. She has this strange tattoo on her hand and has no idea what it means. As the story progresses when learn that there are Fecs, that live in the sewers so they don’t get detected. Raiders, which are just savage people that hunt down woman and do vile things to them and kill people for fun. And Militia, and there duty is to capture the people that are infected. A level ten which is the highest will get them the highest reward. Life outside the wall is basically only the strongest will survive; while on the other side on the wall, I get the picture that they are living the life of Riley. I would not want to live in that world. I finished this book fairly quickly, but I wished I read it slower. LOL I didn’t want it to end.

    Overall: A fast paced new Dystopian world that has gore, heartache, and lots of surprises. I think mostly everyone will love this book and if it doesn’t sound like you, well you should read it anyway. LOL You won’t be disappointed.


    Fiona- She was feared for most of the book. She has ten marks and that makes her the deadliest person alive. She is supposed to have no human aspects and yet she does. You could tell that she hasn’t had a hard life, but that doesn’t stop her from surviving. She is a fighter, although she is too sweet at times. Drastic times call for drastic measures.

    Bowen- What to say about him. He is paranoid and always checking his back. It doesn’t help that he thinks Fiona is dangerous. He is not the same boy that she remembers from her memories. He is always so serious now and bigger and handsome. Ok so I don’t remember her saying he is handsome, but in my mind he is. :D He grows on you as the story goes on and by the end he stole my heart. I really really hope there is going to be a second book b/c I want to know more about him.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Awesome book

    Loved this book. Enjoyed the dystopian world the author created along with the romance between the two main characters. Can't wait until the next one in this series is out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    I couldn¿t imagine waking up and everything and one you knew was

    I couldn’t imagine waking up and everything and one you knew was gone. This is what happened to Fiona. Not only is her family gone, but even the outside world is different.

    If it hadn’t have been for working and planning my son’s curriculum I would have not put this book down from the time I started it until I finished it! It is a really great book! Stung is the first book I read by Bethany Wiggins, and I was not disappointed one bit. The plot was awesome, and it had just the right amount of action and most importantly no love triangle! Stung is something you could see happening to our world one day. If you like YA and/or dystopian, read Stung!

    I cannot wait to read more of her books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED!!!

    I am sitting here speechless over a truely scary read. The plausibility aspect of this thriller is what is scary! We have all wondered what would happen to the world if the bee population disappeared. This book takes that fear and jacks it up a notch. Without writing a book report or giving plot spoilers, lets just say that the good 'ol American government steps in to "save the day" and makes things 10 times worse than to begin with!

    This book was exciting, fast-paced, thought-provoking read I did not want to put down. It has a little romance, a lot of action, and a premise that will have you thinking long after you finish the book. I don't know if Ms. Wiggins has a sequel planned for this or not, but I for one would love it!

    Thank you Ms. Wiggins for an absolutely fantastic read. Will definitely be looking for more from you!

    -- SPeeD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Great book, amazing book, best book ever

    I love this book so much iread it in one day!!! I would get it if i was you!!! The book is prob. For teens 12-18.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Aswome Awsome Book

    I loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Great book

    This is a wonderful book filled suspense I just could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    The plot was a good idea but...

    There was absolutely NO character developement. At all. The love story had no build up whatsoever and next thing you know, they're kissing and madly in love. Everythig happenef very quickly ang there was no mystery or surprise or build up or anything in the overall plot. The whole book was very predictable, to the point where I barely felt the need to coninue reading. The only reason I gave this book two stars instead of one is for the unique plot and I guess for the potential it could have had. To be honest, from my point of view as an avid reader, I was honestly a bit shocked to see the amount of positive reviews. For what could've been a great story, I was thoroughly disappointed. I will not be reading the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    This book was amazing! A must read for teens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Interesting read

    In the drama of the outsiders vs the insiders, there lies a romance in the mist of grungy behaviors and human desire for more....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Made me cry so hard.

    Stung is the book that you'll never get tired of. it has romance advencher and sacrafice. you'll fall in love with it slowley and then all at once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

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    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    A definate page turner

    This series had me glued to my nook, up all night, and done the two books in 3 days. It is a story of survival in a world where bees have become extinct; therefore leading to a new way of life where gangs rule the streets, corrupt leadership rules the people who could buy into it for protection, and savage man-beasts genetically mutated by the vaccine ment to protect the people.
    The books were an easy read, the use of romance and the way the author used secrets and family ties throughout the story made it very enjoyabke to read, but she did a great job of not leaving any loose ends when wrapping up the story.
    The second book is written from the point of view of a secondary character who was breifly introduced in the first book. The main characters are in the second book along with Jack (POV) all together on a journey to spread the cure and find lost loved ones.

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