Giveaway: The Last Beekeeper

Giveaway: The Last Beekeeper

Welcome to the book blitz for The Last Beekeeper by Rebecca L. Fearnley! This YA dystopian novel sounds really intriguing. Keep reading to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway to win a copy for yourself. (INT)

the last beekeeperTitle: The Last Beekeeper
Author: Rebecca L. Fearnley
Publisher: Lightning Hyena Press
Publication Date: April 20, 2022

Summary (from Goodreads):

Sixteen-year-old Solma is supposed to protect Sand's End village from danger. But how can she protect her people from dying crop? Or skies that have been empty of birds and insects for the last century? Or the fact that so few children live through the winter? Her own brother, Warren, is only seven and she's terrified he'll be the next one the village loses to starvation.

But then, Solma and Warren discover something crawling out of the soil. Something impossible. Something that could give the dying continent of Alphor - and their little village - a chance. But no-one has seen a bee in a century, so how could this one possibly survive? What will it eat? Where will it nest? Solma is convinced there's no chance, but something strange is happening between Warren and the newly emerged bee, a kind of bond. Another impossible thing.

And it turns out, it's also impossible to keep this tiny being a secret. As other village Stewards invade Solma's little village, having heard whispers about the miracle bee, Solma begins to realise the insect extinction wasn't an accident. Something happened all those years ago, something deliberate and disastrous and terrible. Something that will happen again, if Solma doesn't work out who she can trust, and fast.

Because not everyone wants the bees to thrive freely. Some want to control them. And some want them gone altogether ...

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About Rebecca L. Fearnley

rebecca l fearnley

Rebecca has been obsessed with two things since she learned to walk and talk: stories and animals. Luckily, the two seem to be very compatible. Rebecca writes stories set in strange worlds filled with bizarre creatures, strong female characters and magical powers. She started her writing career as a poet, performing all over the country and publishing her first collection, Octopus Medicine, with Two Rivers Press in 2017.

In addition to writing, Rebecca is also a teacher and, in 2018, decided that she wanted to write quality books for the young people she works with. Her books tend towards themes of respect for the environment, protecting the planet and the new generations challenging the old to face up to their mistakes.

She lives in Reading, UK, with her unusual family, which includes herself and her partner, a friendly little mini-lop rabbit (called Cleo) and a gregarious and feisty quaker parrot (called Maya).


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10 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Last Beekeeper

  1. Michelle Catallo says:

    Easy to see this happening in our future… unfortunately… Love the dystopian nature of this.

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