Stung by Bethany Wiggins is part of the April Monthly Ebook Deals. It is on sale for $1.99, its lowest price ever--I bought it a year ago when it was temporarily $2.99. It was marketed as a Beauty and the Beast themed novel, with some Sleeping Beauty elements, too, but I haven't read it yet. Last summer when I bought it was rather hectic and I forgot I owned it! That cover is hard to forget though.
The sequel, Cured, was released last month but is not bargain priced. It also appears the fairy tale themes are not as strong in the sequel. Definitely recommended for fans of post-apocalyptic novels, though.
Book description for 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 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 . . .