Waiting On Wednesday (82) The Bees by Laline Paull

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine.
For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose The Bees by Laline Paull. 
Expected Publication:
May 6, 2014 by Ecco books


The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut. Born into the lowest class of a restrictive, class-based society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, an Untouchable fit only to clean and remove the bodies of the dead in her ancient orchard hive. As part of the collective, she is taught to Accept, Obey, Serve-to work and sacrifice for her sisters and her beloved holy mother, the Queen. She is forbidden to question; her thoughts belong to the Hive Mind. But Flora is not like other bees-a difference that holds profound consequences. While mutant bees are instantly destroyed, circumstances threatening the hive's survival have forced exceptions to the hierarchy, sparing Flora and offering her unexpected opportunities. Removed from sanitation duty, she is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But enemies are everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police who diligently guard against mutation and deformity; to the high priestesses, bees born of highest kin who jealously guard the Hive Mind; to the Drones, loutish royal knights whose sole purpose is to mate. And when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all-daring to challenge the Queen's TK-her instinct to serve and sacrifice is overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will lead to the unthinkable ...
Why Am I Waiting? 
I came across this title while mindlessly looking at books on Edelweiss. It was the cover that grabbed made me take notice but it was the plot that sucked me in. Not only does The Bees plot sound completely fascinating but also highly original. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one that's for sure!
Since I'm curious, Have you heard of this book before? 
If so, Do you plan on reading The Bees? 
What do you think of the cover?
Sound off in the comments below. I love to read your responses. 
That about wraps up my Waiting On Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave a link to your Wednesday memes in the comments below, I love finding new books to read. Like what you see? Please share!


  1. I haven't seen anything quite like this. I am so curious about this story now. Thanks for posting.

  2. Actual BEES are the main characters? Seriously? That's totally original! Nice pick!

    Here's my WOW

  3. Wow! I loved The Handmaid's Tale...and that awesome cover really captured me. Thanks for sharing...and I love your new blog header!


  4. This sounds so interesting! Great pick!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  5. OK, this sounds weird and creepy. So the characters are ACTUALLY BEES??? Hmm, I'm not sure about this one, but I sure am intrigued. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Here's my WOW.

  6. i have not heard of this book but that cover makes me shudder. and, WOAH!, the characters are actually the bees. very interesting. awesome pick :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  7. That cover is a bit scary. I have allergic reactions to bee sting so this is scary. Anyhow the whole idea of the story sounds really good, considering I like dystopians. Great pick :)

    1. I like dystopians as well. This sounds like Antz or A Bugs Life given The Dystopian treatment which is pretty darn awesome.

  8. Nice pick! I haven't heard of this one but I hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  9. This definitely sounds like an interesting read :) I've not heard of this one before, but I will be adding it to my tbr! Great pick

    My WoW!

  10. I love the cover! It's so nice and this sounds very intriguing. Nice choice :)

    My WoW

  11. This sounds crazy original! Awesome pick :-)


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