Bingo! Hive by A.J. Betts

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A book with a one word title




I don’t get an awful lot of these so I jumped on using Hive for this challenge.

There are some serious issues underlying the story in Hive and it poses many questions for contemplation. I highly recommend this novel to readers of all ages. I was so impressed with this story, from the world building through to the characterisation, the engrossing plot and the unique premise. It’s a chilling little read, make no mistake, a cautionary tale of an alternate future.

Read my review here

This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!


7 thoughts on “Bingo! Hive by A.J. Betts

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A Memoir’ – In Sickness, In Health… And In Jail by Mel Jacob

    In Sickness, In Health…And In Jail was a christmas gift from hubby after he heard Mel Jacob being interviewed on the radio, he thought the book sounded intriguing and had a hunch I might enjoy reading it. And the verdict: Yes, I did enjoy it and found the book to be a fascinating read.

    Mel Jacobs gives a brutally honest, raw and moving account of her husbands two year incarceration and how she tackles family life without her husband.

    I loved Mel Jacob’s writing – humorous, sad, and a lot of heart. Patrick’s letters to Mel were quite entertaining and some of them had me laughing out loud and the kids were quite cute and funny at times.

    Will I read more books similar to this one? I’m not sure, just the mere mention of the prison, legal and justice system galls me as too many people have been let down by these institutions. Patrick received a harsh sentence for a seemingly minor crime. Most unfair.

    I must add that I absolutely love the cover and the title with all its pink prettiness, for that reason on first inspection to me they suggested a more humorous tone, hinting at a lighter read, therefore the heart-rending story was a little unexpected.

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      • Oh yes, do Theresa, it’s well worth a read. It was published in August 2016 and I received it at Christmas of that year, my husband is very happy I finally picked it up, very rare for him to buy me books, and difficult to believe that 18 months has passed since he bought it for me. He might not be a reader but it’s awesome that he listens to the ABC book reading and author interviews on the radio when he’s at work. Maybe one day I might receive another surprise book.

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