Friday 6 October 2017

Audio Review: Stung - Bethany Wiggins

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.

Length: 7 hrs 30 min
Audiobook, Unabridged
Published September 12th 2017 by Tantor Audio (first published January 1st 2013)
Stung #1

My thoughts:
It has been some time since I read a dystopia. Here everything is dead cos humans are stupid. Sigh, do not mess with nature! We sure know how to destroy things. And yes the world turned to crap. People that are lucky hide behind walls. Beyond them it is every man for himself. Cos either you starve to death or the beasts kill you. Sucks being you!

And to this Fiona awakens without a single memory. She does have a tattoo, just like the beasts. So little by little we learn why there are tattoos, and what the beasts are and why the world went to hell.

Fiona is lost, so you can't blame her for making mistakes. She really does not know a single thing. Though to be honest, yes there will be romance, obviously, and that sure happened fast, but hey at least there is no triangle ;)

She needs to figure what is going on. She needs to survive and the worlds needs saving. I did enjoy it since I wanted to know why things were as they were.

One thing though. Trading with honey? Everything is dead. I'd rather have some real meat or chocolate. Who cares about honey? I have not had honey in a year. Give me chocolate!

Even though there is another book this one wraps up fairly nicely. It felt like we could be happy and leave it like this. I did feel that was a nice touch. No evil cliffie lurking, but still there are things to be done.

Narrator Nicole Poole
A good steady voice, I liked her male and female voices. Nothing felt overly male or female. I really do not have more to say. She was good, the book worked perfectly on audio and I do feel it should be listened too, rather than read. Cos then the little things wont bug ya.


  1. It has been a long time since I have read a dystopian too! I'll try to find this one! Great review! ♡

  2. I'm not into dystopia but my sister is and I bet she'd love this.

  3. Hmmm... The cover is kind of creepy.

  4. It's been a long time since I picked up Dystopian. Sounds like a good, mysterious read. Great review! :)

    1. It was the same for me, time for one then

  5. Dystopia, eh? When I saw the cover, I actually thought it was horror. But then anything involving insects is going to creep me out! That description of the weird tattoo does sound a bit disturbing though.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. LOL. Insects are creepy! Ugh, what a horror novel that would be. All bugs out to get ya

  6. This is not a genre I follow, but this sounds like something I would enjoy.

  7. I haven't read dystopia in a while. This one sounds good and I agree with the honey thing.

  8. Honey? I guess the bees and flowers didn't get destroyed lol

    For What It's Worth

    1. There are no flowers or bees and therefore people deal in honey while I...well Iäd rather have chocolate since that would be gone too

  9. I would want some chocolate too :) Sounds like an intersting story.



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