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Book Review: The Hive

Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers — like Cassie’s dad — were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many “condemns,” and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It’s safer, fairer and perfectly legal. Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice. But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution. One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she’s infamous. And running for her life. With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself — and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable — as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive. New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that’s gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day.

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

This is one of those novels that make you think…what if this were real? I found myself constantly wondering what I would do if I were in Cassie’s shoes. 

While wildly entertaining, this book really brings to light some very serious topics we face in today’s social media obsessed society. Any and everything you say can have a serious impact on you or someone else. Think before you post! I really found Baden and Lyga’s style of writing very easy to read. The Hive had a great speed to it and was never boring. I was super engaged the whole time I was reading and I really felt like I was right there beside Cassie the entire time. What a ride this was. 
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Thank you to Netgalley, Barry Lyga, Morgan Baden, and Kids Can Press Publishing for allowing me to review this book. 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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