Hive

Hive 1

by A. J. Betts

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/06/2018

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All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.

Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known.

Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling.

A drip? It doesn't make sense.

Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it.

Curiosity is a hook.

What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.

Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson:

In both the strange world of Hive and the real world, curiosity is a hell of a hook. This book, I’m happy to say, had me completely hooked from the very first page. It’s the latest novel from A.J. Betts (of Zac and Mia fame), and it’s an intriguing take on the sci-fi dystopian trend that is atmospheric, sinister and utterly compelling.

Hive is set in a subterranean world where everyone has their role and safety is guaranteed - as long as you don’t ask too many questions. Fifteen year old beekeeper Hayley, however, is a curious soul whose growing suspicions lead to way more trouble than she ever bargained for when she hears a mysterious dripping sound. I don’t want to give away too much more, as it's definitely better if you go into this book blind. Rest assured, however, that this book is not your typical sci-fi or dystopian YA novel - it’s raw, powerful and poetic, and I can’t wait to read what happens next!

ISBN:
9781760556433
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-06-2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x17mm
Weight:
0.2kg
A. J. Betts

A. J. Betts is an Australian author, speaker, teacher and cyclist and has a PhD on the topic of wonder, in life and in reading.

She has written three novels for young adults. Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize, the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland Literary Award.

Inspired by her work in a children's hospital, Zac & Mia is available in 14 countries. A. J. is originally from Queensland but has lived in Perth since 2004.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson

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    In both the strange world of Hive and the real world, curiosity is a hell of a hook. This book, I’m happy to say, had me completely hooked from the very first page. It’s the latest novel from A.J. Betts (of Zac and Mia fame), and it’s an intriguing take on the sci-fi dystopian trend that is atmospheric, sinister and utterly compelling.

    Hive is set in a subterranean world where everyone has their role and safety is guaranteed - as long as you don’t ask too many questions. Fifteen year old beekeeper Hayley, however, is a curious soul whose growing suspicions lead to way more trouble than she ever bargained for when she hears a mysterious dripping sound. I don’t want to give away too much more, as it's definitely better if you go into this book blind. Rest assured, however, that this book is not your typical sci-fi or dystopian YA novel - it’s raw, powerful and poetic, and I can’t wait to read what happens next!