Author: Christina Mercer
Publication Date: 05/31/14
Blurb Description:Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . .
Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family’s ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won’t let the same fate that killed her father befall another. She refuses to allow her goddess-created bloodline to continue. But there’s no easy way out, especially after the curse turns her into the Honey Queen—savior to honey bees—intensifying her charms.
To help her fulfill the curse’s demands in the least harmful way, her grandmother takes her to mate with terminally ill Boyd. But Boyd’s gay. And an expert in mythology. Instead of having sex, Melaina learns how she might summon the goddess who created the first ancestor bee-charmer and cursed her bloodline. Melaina's magic—tears to save honey bees from endangerment—could be enough to persuade the goddess to end the curse. But an unexpected discovery soon changes that hope, spinning Melaina into a swarm of love, friendship and death.
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Christina Mercer is an award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults. Honored titles include Tween Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST and its sequel ARMS OF ANU, and YA Fantasy/Romance HONEY QUEEN. Christina enjoys life in the foothills of Northern California with her husband and sons, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees. For more about her and her writing, visit: WebSite | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads
Honey Queen was fun. A little strange, okay, more than a little, but if you're looking for something different, and a bit out there then you should pick this book up!
Honey Bees are the gifts to mortals by the Goddess Aera. She created Melisse, a human from beeswax, forever bound to the bees. After Melisse loses her virginity to a handsome demigod, the vindictive goddess curses her whole family line- to fall in love, have a female child and then their partner would tragically die.
I suppose that's not the wierd part. Neither are the bees, and their kinship to the protagonist and her family line. Its just, well, out there. And it takes a wile to get used too.
Mel was a nice girl- super concerned about everybody else. Sam was okay, too, but Boyd was, by far my favourite character. You'll just have to read it to get it!
A little out there, but Honey Queen will pull you right in!