The Hive Queen (Wings of Fire, Book 12)

Book 12 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered.

Now she's hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail, and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. The fugitives need answers, and fast, in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. But Cricket has more questions than ever. How can she stay hidden and discover the queen's deadliest secret? And if she does succeed -- can a powerless dragonet really do anything to topple a regime and stop a war?
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on July 21, 2020 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338214497
ISBN-13: 9781338214499
23 Book Reviews
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  • wardragoncatt02
    wardragoncatt02Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:26 am44 stars
    Cricket loves books. Books don't tell you what to do, what not to do, and boss you around, instead, they give you answers. Just what she wants, right? All she thinks. Big dreams, and big theories lead Cricket, Blue, And Sundew, through a mysterious journey of answers, leading to questions, leading to theories, leading to....uggh. Frustration and indecisive feelings make Cricket realize, that life isn't just a like of books. Blue isn't just an amazing workbook to study. Sundew's tribe is real. Queen Wasp's mind control powers ARE there. It's time to face the facts, and fast, or else....
    • squirrelflight
      squirrelflightThursday, August 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm44 stars
      Cricket is a dragon from the continent of Pantala. Ever since she was born, there has been something unique about her that no one else knows about, except for her sister, Katydid. The queen of their tribe can mind control every dragon on Pantala any time she wants—but it doesn’t work on Cricket, and it never has. She’s never told anyone, for fear of being discovered...until she meets Blue, who is from a different tribe. She helps him escape from the zombified dragons one day, but doesn’t know the consequences that this action holds. Suddenly, Cricket and Blue are thrown into a world where everything is made out of lies, where failure is not an option. Everything they have been told is a fallacy, and lives are at stake...but they must risk being killed, if it means finding out the truth about Cricket’s queen and both of their tribes. They must figure out how the mind control works—and how to stop it. The two young dragons, along with their friends Sundew and Swordtail, have begun their quest for the truth—and they will never stop searching. But when every other dragon thinks of them as criminals who violated the law by defying their queen, how will Cricket and her companions survive? Then, when they learn a terrible secret about the mind control, the very existence of dragons is about to be plunged into darkness. Can four unlikely heroes save their whole continent? Read this book to find out!
      • keepercat
        keepercatSaturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:19 pm55 stars
        I don't even have words to describe this book. I love how it shows the different parts of war and how neither side is really "good" or "bad". The characters are fun and its impossible not to fall in love with them.
        • bluedragon1
          bluedragon1Monday, June 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm55 stars
          This is the 3 book of the 3 section ( i have put them into sections because it kinda is written in section, each section will swap main dragons.) This book tells you more in the Hivewing perspective.
          • hedgeguin2
            hedgeguin2Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm55 stars
            This book is absolute awesomeness! Like the 11th book, it takes place as a world with dragons. This book is about trying to hide and protect other dragons from an evil queen that has extremely powerful powers that she uses for terrible purposes. I definitely reccomend this book to people who love mystery, adventure, craziness, and more! :P
            • darknight76
              darknight76Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:20 am55 stars
              I just love the story
              • 5716279
                5716279Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:51 pm55 stars
                It is a masterpiece on paper
                • goats177
                  goats177Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm44 stars
                  This series is totes the best it’s so funny go ahead read it all it’s a challenge for u!
                  • nunu_can_dy
                    nunu_can_dyTuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:36 pm
                    I really love graphic novels especially ones that are action packed so this was a big upgrade it seems like something very intresting trust me on this on you all will really love it
                    • kenken7
                      kenken7Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9:40 am55 stars
                      It's very good and they are very described and it tells us a lot about the new generation there has been a lot and there is a lot of Drama which is always fun to read