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Child Of The Hive
Title : Child Of The Hive
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ISBN : 9781846243431
Language : English
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Will is different … ‘special’. He’s a genius at math and even though he’s still at school studying for his A levels, he lives on his own in a dingy, run-down bed-sit and has to work at night to support himself. But there’s something more that sets him apart – something he has to keep hidden from everyone, even his friends. Otherwise, he risks blowing his cover or, worse, lWill is different … ‘special’. He’s a genius at math and even though he’s still at school studying for his A levels, he lives on his own in a dingy, run-down bed-sit and has to work at night to support himself. But there’s something more that sets him apart – something he has to keep hidden from everyone, even his friends. Otherwise, he risks blowing his cover or, worse, losing his life…Sophie is ‘special’ too. Deep in the bowels of a secret government facility she spends her days colouring in seemingly unfathomable patterns on endless sheets of graph paper, never speaking a word. To those around her she seems like a simpleton, but little do they suspect that she, like them, is fighting a secret war – a war against the deadly organization known as the Hive.Set in a Britain of the near future, Child of the Hive is both a tense sci-fi thriller and a gripping philosophical exploration of what it means to be human in a world of ever-increasing technological sophistication. An unputdownable read.


Child Of The Hive Reviews

  • Samantha

    I haven’t read anything like this before. The general idea felt fresh and original, and I particularly like the fact it was told from multiple POV as this meant you followed the story, and not everything happens to the one unlucky guy. It also helped build strong characters, making the whole story more engaging. You can tell the author knows a thing or two about computer programming and seeming I couldn’t know less, I learnt a thing or two reading this. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the twists we [...]

  • Adam

    A solidly written, engaging and thought provoking science fiction tale from debut author Jessica Meats.This two-part story first sets up a vivid near-future world in which three innocent schoolchildren become caught up in a secret war taking place behind the scenes of a very familiar, British world. Then this clear-cut world of black and white, good and bad, comes crashing down around its characters. The reader is left questioning the nature of right and wrong, reality and fiction, and even what [...]

  • Natasha Chowdory

    As a debut from someone that I personally I wasn't too sure what to expect from this. A few little niggles. I don't like how the main protagonist for 3/4 of the book was shunted into the background and from being quite intelligent was suddenly portrayed as slightly stupid and inept. I didn't like the constant mention of 'could go and work for any software company in the country' it was an arrogance that was also at odds with the character that had been constructed. Quibbles aside, the concept wa [...]

  • Cajohnson

    I like all sorts of books including detective/thriller types and this is a great read. A fast paced adventure with plenty of twists and surprises to keep you on your toes and to challenge the assumptions you begin to make as the story unfolds. The characters are likeable and you find yourself hoping everyone can get things resolved but knowing this can't possibly happen, or can it? Although I wouldn't generally look in the SciFi genre having erroneously imagined that this only covered Space and [...]

  • Dove Harbour

    An interesting story. On the one hand, the style of writing wasn't perfect, there was a little too much "stating of facts" in the description. But the story and the characters were all very interesting. Particularly so in the second half of the book. I felt at first that the book revealed a little too much too early, but then the story carried on in a direction that I wasn't expecting at the start. The character of Sophie in particular was very interesting.

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