'And the apocalypse is going to be brought about by ........ bees!' (Could just as easily have been plague, aliens, zombies, war, eco disaster, declining birth rates or cybernetic revolt)
Because the point in these books is never really *how* the apocalypse came about, but how society reacts. And how much society needs a seventeen year old girl to come along and put everything right.
The seventeen year old world saviour in Stung is Fiona Tarsis. She wakes up in her (partially demolished) house unable to recall the events of the previous few years. It soon becomes apparent that a major world catastrophy has occurred and she's being hunted by a whole host of unsavoury characters.
Honestly? The plot of this book ran pretty much the same as every other dystopian I've read. However, I really quite enjoyed this one. The narration was fresh and interesting, the characters were well rounded and there was a lot of tension, which kept everything rocking along quite nicely. Everything was wrapped up a little too well at the end, and plenty of seeds were sewn for a sequel, but other than that this was really good.