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.
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.
About the Author:
Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer. She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction, not the Bible.
Once upon a time, Bethany's sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel. Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read, but it taught her how to write. She is the author of SHIFTING, STUNG (April 2013), and CURED (2014).
Bethany kindly shared with me her Top 10 Kick-Butt Heroines. Check it out:
"This top ten list includes a lot of books that made a huge impression on me as a teen. I'll star* those! 1. Melanie Stryder from THE HOST 2. Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings 3. Aerin from THE HERO AND THE CROWN* 4. Tris from DIVERGENT 5. Hermione from HARRY POTTER 6. Sara Louise Bradshaw from JACOB HAVE I LOVED* 7. Peri from THE CHANGELING SEA* 8. Harry Crewe from THE BLUE SWORD* 9. Ann Burden from Z FOR ZACHARIAH* 10. Sophie from HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE"
Looks like I have some more reading to catch up on- gotta agree with Éowyn and Hermoine, definitely!
Plus, the Stung book trailer, for your viewing pleasure:
And check it out: you can win one of FOUR signed copies of Stung, plus book-related honey sticks!