Hive (The Vault #1)

Author(s): A. J. Betts

Teen Fiction

All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.


Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn't make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it. Curiosity is a hook.


What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.


Hive is the first in a gripping two-book series by award-winning and international bestselling author A. J. Betts.

Kathleen's review - Hayley is afraid she's going mad because that's what they always say about people who have headaches. Where she goes to get some relief is out-of-bounds, and what she discovers there puts her life in danger.


This is an excellent read with plenty of surprises and a good deal of tension.

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A compelling and immersive alternate-world story from the award-winning and bestselling author of Zac & Mia.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE GOLD INKY AWARD 2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2019

A. J. Betts is an Australian author, speaker, teacher and cyclist, and has a PhD on the topic of wonder, in life and in reading. She has written four novels for young adults.


Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize, the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland Literary Award, and is available in 14 countries. It was adapted for American television by AwesomenessTV, and will soon be available globally. Her fourth novel, Hive, was shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards and 2019 ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, and is a notable book in the Children's Book Council of Australia awards.


A. J. is originally from Queensland but has lived in Fremantle since 2004.

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  • : 9781760556433
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Pan
  • : February 2018
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