The Hive – Scarlett Brade [SPOILERS]

This is our sixth (June) TsundokuSquad read of the year.

Book Synopsis:


Charlotte Goodwin looks directly at the camera and reveals a chilling truth to the thousands watching her Instagram Live broadcast. She has killed her ex-boyfriend’s new partner in cold blood. But she is not finished yet. The viewers must now vote to decide whether he should live or die.

The public display sends shockwaves rippling through the online community and the numbers of viewers skyrockets. But as Lincoln’s past is revealed, how will he be judged?

The Hive explores our darkest fears of the relationship between social media and mental health, but, most importantly, the strength of sisterhood against all the odds.

Our Review:

This months review will be a short summary in just one section.

Only a couple of us read this months book club and in our opinion the others didn’t miss out too much…

Firstly the book was full to the brim of triggers and didn’t feel much of connection to any of the characters.

The storyline was unbelievable and uninspired. Elements that were interesting and kept us guessing, but it turned out to be very predictable.

Disappointed on the whole as they premise of the book sounded so promising and original.

We rated a 2.5/5 and a 1/5 (me), with our words as:

Group rating 2/5

My individual rating 1/5

As always this book might be one you love or hate, the only way you’ll find out is by giving it a go.

Our July read is Daisy Darker by Alice Feeny, so keep your eyes peeled for our thoughts!


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