Trying to figure out if this book is for you? Did you like Watership Down as a kid? Then I'd say you'll like The Bees. I signed this book out because twice in one week it came into conversation, because I thought the premise was interesting. But to be honest I didn't really like it. I found the pacing odd and didn't love following the main character (a lowest-caste bee, who it turns out has extraordinary potential, and ends up carrying out tasks that are way above her supposed skill level.)
Jackie (Staff) (Hespeler Library)
Told from the viewpoint of a mutant bee who survives in the hive because she has highly developed skills, this fantasy has a medieval quality about it. A strong narrative with fascinating characters! An original, quick, and satisfying read.
Angela Caretta (Staff) (Hespeler Library)