The Hive by Barry Lyga
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
By Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden
I give this book 5 out of 5 birds! This was not my first rodeo with Barry Lyga. This book had me hooked from the first chapter. It was like Hunger Games but in the world of social media. I am always so interested in Social Media and how it will affect the future. This book will give you an idea… jk jk… I hope. Over all I LOVED it. The storyline was well thought out, the Protagonist, Cassie, is just what this world needs… A girl who codes. I was obsessed with the knowledge that young girls out in the world will soon be reading this and will know that girls who code are cool!
Not everyone wants to pick up a book about coding, and I get it. I have a basic knowledge of coding and only felt lost on maybe two pages where I found myself skimming. Overall I thought it was easy to follow.
There was a minor “love story” weaved throughout the narrative, I would actually say it was the weakest part of the novel. Which is fine, because I didn’t turn to this book for some sappy crap.
I thought the touch of gore and horror was just right. They were described so well, I can still picture the scenes in my mind. It’s not Barry Lyga without some messed up scenarios, but clearly I appreciated them.
From my personal research too, Barry’s wife is Morgan and co-wrote this as her debut novel, which makes it even cooler. I don’t think I’d have the patience or time to write a book with my husband lol.
If you are a fan of his other novels DEFINETLY pick it up, if you haven’t read any of Barry’s stuff- I’d start with this one. It’s the tamest of them all. Who is putting it on their too read list now!?
Thank you to NETGALLEY For the free ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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