Sting by Cindy R. Wilson is a YA Dystopian Romance out now!
“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…”
If you enjoy the typical YA Dystopian novels with a uniquely fresh twist, Sting is a great choice for your next TBR!
While I do find the overall plot to be an intriguing and fast-paced, the world-building vibes I got while reading had a very typical feel. Kind of like I’ve been there before but not within the same circumstances..
Besides that, I really enjoyed discovering the intricate details within their divided society. The story had those action-packed moments mixed with a little bit of romance. As for the later, I wasn’t a huge fan of how she would almost retract from him whenever he was within arms distance away. It sort of got under my skin after awhile.
I ended up giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars. It has the betrayal/vengeance trope that we tend to see in this genre. There are also a lot of survival elements, so if any of these tropes are your go-to, try picking this one up!
Published: 3 March 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
How I Read It: Finished copy from Publisher
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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