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Book Tour + Giveaway: Sting by Cindy R. Wilson

So many book reviews lately! Here’s a dystopian novel that just came out, called Sting.

This is my stop for the blog tour organized by YA Bound Book Tours! In this post you’ll find a synopsis of the book, my review and a giveaway for a signed copy as well as a $20 gift card .

About the Book

They call me the Scorpion because they don’t know who I really am. All they know is that someone is stealing from people with excess to help people with nothing survive another day.

But then a trusted friend reveals who I am―“just” Tessa, “just” a girl―and sends me straight into the arms of the law. All those people I helped…couldn’t help me when I needed it.

In prison, I find an unlikely ally in Pike, who would have been my enemy on the outside. He represents everything I’m against. Luxury. Excess. The world immediately falling for his gorgeous smile. How he ended up in the dirty cell next to mine is a mystery, but he wants out as much as I do. Together, we have a real chance at escape.

With the sting of betrayal still fresh, Pike and I will seek revenge on those who wronged us. But uncovering all their secrets might turn deadly…

About the Author

Cindy lives at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and loves using Colorado towns and cities as inspiration for settings in her stories. She’s the mother of three girls, who provide plenty of fodder for her YA novels. Cindy writes speculative fiction and YA fiction, filled with a healthy dose of romance. You’ll often find her hiking or listening to any number of playlists while she comes up with her next story idea

My Review

An interesting dystopian book, with wonderful characters. I love how Scorpion is a girl, and she’s got that fire inside of her. There were also some more intense fighting scenes which I liked. I would have liked to see Pike and Tessa’s relationship go through a bit more natural tension. It was cute, but you know, not super swoony for me.

I’d say the biggest critique I have is that it’s not super original for the plot line. It’s relatively predictable, and kind of cliche at times. Overall, it follows the plot line of the other popular dystopian novels (Hunger Games and Divergent), and the writing isn’t quite as descriptive and suspenseful as those two series. This book feels more surface level, just barely grazing the more complex themes and events. It’s an enjoyable read though, for someone who wants something light and dystopian.


Enter here to win a signed copy of Sting as well as a $20 gift card!

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