Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a free digital copy of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden is a modern dystopian fiction that deals with the dangers of social media, when taken to the extreme. Set in the not too distant future, people are held accountable for everything they do online. Every action can be liked or condemned. Receive enough condemn votes, and you become subject to Hive justice. This action packed book is reminiscent of an episode of Black Mirror. It's entertaining but also scary, especially given current events and societies wide spread use of social media.
The Hive is well written with detailed world building. I was not a fan of the main character, Cassie. I just never warmed up to her. But have no fear there is plenty of action, suspense, and plot twists to keep you turning pages well into the night. If you are a fan of compelling dystopian page turners then go read this book! This gem is published by Kids Can Press and is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give The Hive a solid 3 1/2 out of 5 gems. Happy Reading!