Amazon has a Splash Into Summer Book Sale sale going on for a few days and several of the titles are fairy tale related. I'm going to give each title it's own post today.
Stung by Bethany Wiggins is one of today's bargain books that I am most excited about because it was high on my wish list of this year's new releases. A sci fi novel with fairy tale underpinings (but aren't they all?) with some Sleeping Beauty and perhaps even Beauty and the Beast thrown in to the recipe. I didn't think twice about buying this one! This one is also $2.99 for ebook. Hardcover is over $14 and the $8.99 paperback won't be released until February 2014. This is a deal!
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 . . .