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(Stung #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,866 ratings  ·  451 reviews
There is no “perfect” cure.

Jacqui still remembers what it was like before the honeybee virus destroyed her world. Before children turned into beasts and men desperate for power became raiders. Before she had to disguise herself as a boy. And before her brother, Dean, left and enver came back.

Jacqui asks Fiona and Jonah Tarsis to help find Dean, since he disappeared while l
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Walker Childrens
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Gray Cox
Hmm. I almost wish I didn't read this one, because the first book was better on its own.

The first book was about Fiona and Bowen, it was a dystopian with romance in it.

This book is about Jacqui, it is a romance with dystopian in it.

Needless to say, I found myself rolling my eyes a lot.

I actually liked Jacqui better than Fiona, Jacqui was the perfect strong female character. She's tough, but she's still vulnerable deep down, she feels ugly since she is forced to dress and look like a boy in orde
Teresa Lannutti
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm sooo excited I thought the first book was the best book I have ever read I am going to try to find other books like this Bethany Wiggins is a great author! :):):):):) ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I enjoyed the first book in the series and was happy when I learned after finishing it that there was going to be a sequel, it seemed there was still so much that needed to be done and so many that needed to be saved, so many that needed the Cure.

And as I started this one, I realized something very important, I had no idea what in the world was going on. Okay, not a great way to start out a book but, who in the heck was Jack and where was I?

So yeah, I needed a little refresher, or a big refreshe
Spira Virgo
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This is the second in the Stung series, and I liked it better than the first...mainly because the protagonist, Jacqui, appealed to me a lot more than Fiona Tarsis from the first book.

Jacqui is now known as Jack; she's forced into cross-dressing by her family who want to keep her safe in a female-exploiting world post-bee plague. Jack has some image issues, thanks to her early years as an obese teen. When her weight is the reason she's denied sanctuary inside the wall, her parents create their ow
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is beyond amazing. Like beyond beyond. It is WAY better than the first one. I like Jacqui better a a character and the overall storyline is amazing. Plus the fact that Kevin is amazing. He was the best character in the whole book.

So after book one, the cure is found blah blah blah and now Jacqui, Fo, Bowen, and Jonah are going to find Dean and Mrs. Tarsis. Only to enlist the help of Kevin along the way. Kevin is my all time favorite character from this series. His jokes are just the be
This book was just as good as the first. Jacqui was the main character rather than Fiona. Jack asked Fo and Bowen and Jonah to help her find her brother. Along the way they meet Kevin. Undercover Siren, faking being a raider. He falls in love with Jack and as the story unfolds you will feel excited, happy, angry and fall in love with the whole thing.
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)

I loved Stung. LOVED it. The world was amazing, the idea of it was unique and intriguing, and the beasts were scary. I rated it 4.5 stars. Somewhere between Stung and Cured, the magic was lost.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it. But, there was none of the epic world building that I adored so much in the first book. There was little to no talk about the bees or the virus, and the beasts only made an appearance once or twice. This book was really more of a story about a girl finding her w
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've forgotten most of Stung. There was bee flu, but the vaccine turned people into "beasts". The population is low now - due to lack of crops (no bee pollination, or there's killer-bee population), bees killing people, or people killing people? This isn't really explained in Cured; it's more "this is how things are now - deal with it".

The author succeeds in creating a genuinely dystopian world. In this rampant rape culture, females are particularly sought after now that a hundred captives of ra
The thing about Cured is that it's basically Stung with a more likable protagonist. Of course, it also has the same old unlikable characters from the other book, but to a lesser extent (on the upside, we now know that Bowen is incredibly condescending and demeaning to all women, not just ones he's supposedly in love with). If the original problems from Wiggins' first novel--minimal world-building; narrow, sexist classifications of men and women; instalove trying to disguise itself as a quality r ...more
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this series twice in one week. I love the series!!!!!!
Emily Blake
Somehow I enjoyed this book way more than its prequal.

I think the main reason is Jacqui (or Jack, as she is referred to the entire book). She was the complete opposite of Fiona, the main character from the previous book and the main focus of my ire while reading. Unlike Fiona, Jacqui was motivated, resourceful, fierce, and a force of nature. She refused to be protected, to allow others to risk their lives for her, to be put on the bench. Granted, her family gave her all the skills and abilities
*NOTE: This is a review of the entire duology.*

I've had the Stung duology on my tbr for a very long time. It's one of those series where the synopsis has always intrigued me, but it kept getting pushed to the bottom of my stack of books because I kept adding more and more books to my tbr. Recently, a readathon happened and I decided it would be the perfect time to read the duology. I loved it. I wish I would have read it sooner.

The Stung duology was everything that a dystopian series should be.
Madison Ellcessor
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Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars.

I'm not quite sure where to go with this book. Everything was happening and jumping, but there was no character or world development.

Spoilers down below:

The book was basically: I'm a girl but in this devastating world I must become a boy. Why? Because people want to rape me and all the other women because when times are tough, instead of finding a way to make the world better, men get horny and needy and make the world even worse. Anyway, I'm on the run to find my brother who has di
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cured - Review
Being underestimated is an advantage, and yes, that saying is framed and hanging on the bathroom wall at home.

This book is a sequel. I highly recommend reading "Stung" first, but I will try not to give anything away.
This story is set in the same world but centers on different characters at first. In Chapter 1 we meet Jack. It is still dangerous to be female and survivors outside the city work hard to disguise females as males. Jack is really Jacqui, but the family has been pre
Melissa Diaz Lopez
This book is just as amazing as the first one. While I was reading Cured I thought this series would continue but it seems that this is the end in this bilogy. I liked the main characters a lot and the way their relationship is developed really had me happy. I loved the way Bethany Wiggins linked the first and second novel seamlessly. I'm definitely waiting for a new novel written by Bethany Wiggins. She had a top spot in my favorite YA Writer's list. Be sure to get lots of excitement and emotio ...more
Review coming soon to Cabin Goddess. I loved this and it's previous book! I love this series! May I have another, PleasE! LOL ...more
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievable really. So riveting and wild. I dream vividly and horribly and couldn't dream anything this fantastic. If you like YA fiction, read this series. ...more
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! Bethany Wiggins you have my attention!!! Another please?!?!
Bec (booktineus)
This was good. Though love interest had kind of stalkery behaviour, and I wish it had been Jonah who'd been the love interest (HE DESERVES MORE HAPPINESS) ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite books I have ever read.
Sep 11, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Hurry and come out!!!!
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
HONESTLY. Just honestly.

Just... honestly.

I don't even have words for how frustrated I am with this book. The first book had me feeling sort of wary, didn't really like the occasional "women are weak" vibes, but I ignored them and pushed on to finish the book. I thought maybe this one would be different: maybe better, maybe less misogyny, maybe it would have more realistic representations of women and girls.

And while I do acknowledge this was published in 2014--and probably written in 2013--an
Matthew V
After completing the first book in the series of Stung, I found the story perplexing and was grabbed into the two book series. I figured I would find out how the story would continue by picking up Cured and seeing how the author would create something more intriguing.

Taking place at an unknown time in the future, humanity is forced to fend for themselves against humans turned beasts. Years before humanity was forced on the edge of extinction, the bee population of the world began to die; meaning
Grace K
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give the book Cured by Bethany Wiggins four out of five stars because it was an intriguing book full of action but at some points there was a lot of romance for no reason. Throughout the book, the main character, Jacqui, was being chased by raiders. She was always hiding or running or fighting. All this action was very engaging. For this reason, I would recommend this book to young adults and teenagers. There was also a romance aspect of the book. Jacqui meets a boy while on the run and she im ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bee Flu Pandemic has passed. The vaccinated children have turned into Beasts. But a cure has been found. It's time to get the cure out there. Jack, AKA Jacqui, is determined to find her older brother who left the family compound to help a neighbor get to safety. Jack is also a girl disguised as a boy because being female is a precursor to kidnap and abuse. Together with recovered friends Fo and Jonah, and Fo's husband Bowen, Jack sets off to find her brother. Along the way, the group encount ...more
Emily W
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book can really keep your attention. You can never be quite sure what Jack and her friends will be up to next and where this journey might take them. The author also uses some great word choice to keep the reader inclined in the story. This is a great sequel to the amazing book stung
Logan Miller
Personal Response: Cured by Bethany Wiggins, is an okay book in my opinion. There are more characters than in the last one. I think the plot is very smooth and works well. I think it is kind of cheesy to say the least. The main characters go off a rumor that there is a civilization with bees in the mountains and it just happens to be there. Another reason I do not like this book as much as the last book, is because there are no dynamic characters.

Plot: The story starts with a young girl at he
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Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid student. Seriously! She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction--not the ...more

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