The Prophecy of Bees by R.S Pateman


Published : November 2014
Publisher: Orion
Format: eBook

A Copy was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.

This is all I can think of at the min:

"Or what? You'll release the dogs, or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark, they shoot bees at you? Well, go ahead! Do your worst!"

I almost stopped reading this. It had everything I hate about YA:

1) A whiny teen
2) A whiny teen moving house
3)A whiny teen moving house who hates her mother

and her name is IsaBELLA! 

Not a good start!

I'm sort of glad I stuck with it...sort of. I really wasn't interested the drama between Isabella and her mother. Or her pining over her goth ex boyfriend Cosmo ...*shudder* He was in a band! Isn't that so kewl!

I did love then superstition in book. Pateman did a great job of translating the old world fear that comes with sometimes comes with small towns full of older people.

The big downfall in this book is it's lack of suspense. In a book like this you need to keep the reader on the edge of their seats. You need to constantly keep them guessing. The characters just weren't interesting enough for me so ultimately I didn't really care what happened to any of them.

However...the that took guts. Not many authors would have the balls to do that so that earned this book an extra star. 


★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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  1. Hm, so this seems like a normal read, nothing too amazing but nothing too terrible either. I did like the cover and title though, it looks so cool! Thank you for the review ;)

    Check out my post about the Incredibles:

    1. The cover was what intrigued me aswell! Will check out your post now :)

  2. Whinny teen who hates momma and who is moving! Nothing like the deadly trio of YA in there!

    What does intrigue me is an ending that warrants another star. I may have to check it out just because of this!

    Thanks for sharing & great review! :)

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  3. Your terrible trio is the primary reason I can't read too much YA at a time. Don't get me wrong, I love the genre in general. But stumbling over that kind of main character just kills my mood for it. Intrigued about the ending; I might have to give this one a go when I'm in the right kind of mood just to find out what merited a star all on its own.

  4. The cover showed so much promise (I know, something about books, covers, and judging...), but I think the trio of YA sins might keep me away. I am becoming bored with the teenage relationship and parent drama. I know that many teens struggle in these areas, but many teens don't, and it is bothersome that there are not more examples in contemporary literature of teenagers who have healthy relationships with their parents and stable love lives. There can still be conflict without as much emotional angst.

    1. I know. all I could think of was change the record please!


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