Hive, Species Intervention #6609, Book Four

Rated 4.91/5 based on 22 reviews
The bedraggled group race to the Hive for protection, struggling with the wildlife underground, as a woman and her two grandchildren live through the hellish horror and breakdown of civilization aboveground, after the bombs. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780988223660
About JK Accinni

J. K. Accinni was born and raised in Sussex County before moving to Randolph, New Jersey, where she lives with her five dogs and eight rabbits, all rescued.Ms. Accinni’s passion for wildlife conservation has led her all over the world, including three trips to Africa, where ten years ago she and her husband fell in love with a baby elephant named Wendi that had been rescued by the incomparable David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Wendi is the inspiration for the character Tobi, the elephant featured in her fourth book titled Hive.
The character of Caesar is inspired by a real life iconic tiger from Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota. Mrs. Accinni also invites you to visit her webpage at Readers are encouraged to comment about the book or your own creature experiences.

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Review by: Maria Komninos on April 22, 2013 :
My type of story. Post-Apocalyptic .
We have a group of people who make it to he safety of the Hive......but what is going to happen there.
Then we have others thrown into a world of chaos and the horrific things they see and have to do to survive.
Once again new characters are introduced and I really feel from them and what hey go through.
I can't go into detail about the story cost it will spoil it for others.

THe coin makes another appearance.

I totally see how JK Accinni got th title Species Intervention #6609 from in this book.

Parts are very graphic with deaths and rapes so beware, but don't let I scare you off from reading.

Looking forward till when part 5 comes out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Candice Simpson on April 21, 2013 :
I can't say that I have ever read a series so quickly, but I was given the series and I gobbled them up. Like the other 3 books (Baby, Echo, Armageddon Cometh) Hive is certainly no different. You can taste the talent J.K. has because she simply makes the books flow, one to another and in such a sense that you will be forever reveling in a world of what if and is it really happening in that sense? I am NOT one to read sci-fi or paranormal things in this nature, but something drew me to what she had going on. In Hive we pick up on things already going on and carried over from Armageddon Cometh, but not in a sense that it couldn't stand alone and be descriptive and capture-because it could and would! However, I feel like things heat up, become more desperate, and are more truth bewildering in Hive. I understand the struggle, the sense of urgency, and the connection J.K. is making to things in life now. As horrifying as things in the book can be, it very much is a real situation in life today. JK gives you some shocks you didn't expect, some turns unknown, and then leaves you wanting and needing more.... speaking of which---is book 5 DONE YET?!?!?! This is an amazing series, and Hive, book 4 in the series, certainly does not let you down! Honestly-its another one of those movie moments-make you cry when you read it, make you feel the essence of the what each character is feeling, and shed the tears with the heartbreak! 5 stars isn't enough for the series I thought I would never pick-up!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lavinia Urban on April 21, 2013 :
This book is fast paced.
You follow them on collecting all the animals and hurrying to get to the Hive before world destruction starts happening. You are willing them to hurry up and praying they save everyone (animal)
You get thrown with talks of The One and you are left thinking 'Hold on a minute' I so want to the author to hurry up and finish the fifth book.
Not only do I want to find out about the One, I want to know if Lorna made it. What happened to both of her grandchildren? Does Seth get what is coming to him (I hope you!) What is going to happen when they can all leave the Hive?
I could continue..... I have so many unanswered questions. It is as if the author has just decided to open a whole can of worms.
Hurry up and let me read the fifth book please :))))))
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sherry Vulgamott on April 21, 2013 :
Ohmy! What can I say about this series? Well, I can say 'hurry with the rest of them, please!' The 4th one ended with a cliffhanger and I am dying to know what happens.

I really enjoyed these books. They were fun to read and I can't wait to see what happens next!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cynthia Williams on April 20, 2013 :
I received this book in exchange of an honest review.

This is the 4th installments in the Species Intervention Saga and wow! JK Accinni has done it again. I was fortune enough to read the entire series one after the other. We find the some of the same characters from Echo (book two) Abby, Scotty and Jose along with others, Chloe, Captain Cobby and his son, Ginger Mae her daughters Daisy and Kenya, Peter and Kane who all find themselves in a race against time to get to the Hive.

The Species Intervention Saga, is very different from my usual reads, but I enjoyed it thoroughly, from book one until now, the writing has been done extremely well, easy to follow as well as fall in love with most of the characters. Whether you enjoy reading Sci-Fi or not, you should definitely give this Series a chance, because you'll find yourself reading something amazing, and enjoying every chapter. Happy reading!!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Chasity Morris on April 17, 2013 :
Again, we delve into Hive straight out of AC (Armageddon Cometh.) Loved that the Author wrote it this way for us.

I can say that AC and Hive are my favs! That says a lot because Baby and Echo just weren't cutting it for me. The Authors story telling is getting better as the series grows deeper. Her writing is finally picking up the pace and had me reading through this book at 100 mph. Can't wait for that next one! It has definitely piqued my interest!

May contain some spoilers, readers read at your own risk. You've been warned!

The plot and characters are starting to get more interesting. The clans Captain Cobby, Kane (Captains son.) Ginger Mae, Daisy (Ginger Mae's daughter.) Johno and his crew (Elephants and other animal lovers.) Kenya (teen girl doing community service for the zoo.) Dezi and Clyde (truckers.) Lorna, Susie and Jennifer (Clyde's wife and grand kids.) Maryann (stranded teen straggler.) Seth (random guy/turned hitch hiker/psycho.) Along with the original Clan that is- Baby, Netty, Wil, Abby, Jose, Scotty, Echo, Barney, Peter, and Chloe. There is more that I know are getting left out but I'm going off of memory here, these are some that just stuck.

Everyone finally finds their places in the Hive. We watch what enfolds during the bombing/end-of-the-world, through Lorna's journey to the Hive. Though some of her decisions are rash and unobtrusive, this leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Thought she was better than that! I'm pulling for her to NOT make it, especially after that ending/cliffhanger!

I have to say that Seth (Lorna's companion to the Hive) is really sick. *GAG* And where was his "history" story at? We got the other sick bastards (Armoni's) story in the previous book(s). Why didn't we get his?

This, along like the other books is dark. Its always so sad. I want just one book, hopefully the last book and willing that it be the next book, for it to have a HEA! (I've stated this in one of my previous reviews for this series.) With no violence or minimal if at all possible... sadness. PLEASE! This dark and twisted stuff is getting old, fast. (The One, was supposed to be out February of this year, where is it at?) I NEED that book like yesterday! *hint hint*

Once more, this has violence, sexual context, depicted and degrading scenes. Readers should be 18+.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Reiter on April 16, 2013 :
Oh JK Accini why do you torment me so. You write an amazing book like Hive and leave me hanging wanting more. Twisting my mind into pretzels with your awesome plot twists. AHHHHH Please oh please let me read the next one! What an awesome story! I love the way the story unravels ravels and unravels again! Yep this was another one nighter because you yanked me in and never let up with the riveting story of the survivors of the apocalypse and the amazing Echo and beautiful Baby! This story is completely and utterly magic woven beautifully into a gorgeous tapestry of characters places animals and events. I loved it
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Reiter on April 16, 2013 :
I just had the pleasure of reading Echo by J.K. Accinni. It's the year 2033 and Echo has found a family. The always endearing and very literal Echo is the spitting image of her father "Baby." She first befriends and makes a lasting bond with a dog named Barney. Then we meet Barney's family Jose, Scotty, and Abby who is a terminally ill teenager living in the projects which seem to be growing every day. The 3 are brought together through difficult circumstances but form a beautiful and loving family. This wonderful story follows their journey of discovery, through good and bad times, strange and amazing times, then through terror and salvation. This is an amazing and magical read that really draws you into a world where hope is lost and found. I could read this again and again!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Aileen Aroma on April 16, 2013 :
JK Accinni has done it again!!! She has such an amazing imagination, that's for sure. And boy, does she hit you with the reality of life!! Yes there are parts of this book that drag on and for my taste, just a little too harsh for a young reader. Some of the characters are just so mean, you really want to crawl into the book and knock some sense into them. You get some answers from some of the questions you may have had from the previous books but will definitely have more about what will happen in the new world. Sadly to say, but I think we could learn a lesson or two from Baby and Echo. We need to take a stand and pray for a better world for humans and our pets.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

Review by: Fenny Hotchpotchblog on April 16, 2013 :
In Hive it becomes finally clear why the series is called Species Intervention #6609. The human race is so depraved that in the past the Womb has intervened through creatures like Baby and Echo – and not just once but 6609 times, showing that humanity doesn’t learn and is destined to fail. This is the dystopian element: the fact that Homo Sapiens destroys all life forms and Earth itself and therefore does not deserve to survive. The real chosen ones are the innocent animals, the human life that is rescued is of no meaning to the Womb.

Live in the Hive is the most wonderful fairy tale come true – it is completely self supportive and has amazing out-of-this-world abilities. It is in stark contrast with what happens above ground in the ‘real’ world, where we follow what happens through the wife and grand kids of one of the truck drivers, who are desperately trying to make their way to the Hive.

Various leads from previous books show up and become clear and other leads are expounded upon, making me ever more curious for the next – and unfortunately last – book in the series.

The rescue of animals to the Hive is akin to the rescue of animals by the arch of Noah – where also the human race was found severely lacking in their original purpose. As Wil shares the history of the Hive, a comparison to the fall of mankind is recognizable with the same punishment: no longer is immortality attainable. However, Wil, Netty and Barney are very much alive after their death! This is achieved through cloning and mind transfer. The question that remains: is redemption possible? And what does it mean that Scotty is The One?

While reading the second half I felt like I became part of the group residing in the Hive – and I can’t wait to read what happens next to “us”! Please hurry up, mrs Accinni!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: tiffeny moore on April 16, 2013 :
omg i am going to say i loved this book heck i loved every book in the series that i have had the pleasure to be able to read. this book kept me engrossed in it from the beginning to end. omg i didn't want to put it down that was how all the books in this series have been for me. i highly recommend that if you haven't read this book or any of them that you get them and read them today.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Samantha Callahan on April 16, 2013 :
The Hive is a real page turner, once you get started reading it you wont want to stop. It will keep you heart racing until you finish it. I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lynn Worton on April 14, 2013 :
This is the fourth book in the Species Intervention series. I still cannot say that I enjoy this series, as it is so dark, but it sure has me hooked! I do love it though!

Abby, Scotty, Jose, Echo and Chloe, along with Captain Cobby and his son, Kane, Peter, Ginger Mae, her daughter Daisy and Kenya are thrown together in a race against time to get to the Hive before the terrorists strike. Along the way they meet Johno and the herd of elephants he is transporting to The Bronx Zoo.
As the first bomb falls, a woman and her grandchildren are caught in the horror. Trying to survive and get to her husband, who is waiting for them, will take all her courage and wits.

As I said previously, this is not the most enjoyable of series, but just like an observer watching a disaster unfold right in front of my eyes, I am completely fixated! The story is fast paced, edgy and very topical. This series is completely addictive, and just like a drug addict, I cannot wait for my next fix! There are just so many twists! Just when things are seemingly going along pleasantly (as much as they can in a disaster), the author throws the proverbial spanner in the works and the story spins in a completely different and (darkly) unexpected way! There are some shocking revelations, and more than a few unanswered questions, by the end of the book that have me itching to get hold of the next installment!

J.K. Accinni has written an amazing series that shows the darker side of humans that frankly disgusts and shames me.
On a personal note: What I would love to do to those characters like Armoni and company would more than likely have me sent to prison, but I would feel no remorse as they would deserve everything they got!
I think that even though I'm from the human race, I would side with Baby, Echo and every other alien who decided that they would wipe us off the face of the earth. The things that people do to animals and each other is disgusting and depraved. We, as the human race, need to somehow cure this disease (violence towards animals and each other) that is pervading society It seems to me, the more we progress technologically, the more unattached (emotionally) we have become to nature and ourselves. Maybe wiping humans out IS the solution! (Sorry, rant over!).
Due to the violence and bad language, I do not recommend this book or series to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love Science Fiction or Dystopian genres. - Lynn Worton
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Sawa on April 14, 2013 :
This series has been nothing short of AMAZING! I was so excited to see how everyone was getting along in this book. I am in awe at how this series has sucked me out of my reality and into a wonderful dream like state, I could see everything in my mind running as a movie image, I could hear and smell everything the characters could. Thank you Miss Accinni! Please never stop writing! :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: kim culbertson on April 14, 2013 :
Wow... I am in awe. I've read the first three books in this series,and I'm not surprised how amazing this book is as well. Seth and lorna was not expected, and Seth is horrible!! This series is amazing and I truly wish it was a movie or Tv series!! After I read The One when it is released I'm going to be devastated that the series is over. I will forever be a fan of this author!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: josh culbertson on April 08, 2013 :
WOW! great books and I cant wait to read the next one! I love this series. Keeps you on the edge of your chair and wanting more! Some of the Characters are horrible people and makes you wonder how we got that way. I really hope that EVERYONE reads this book and learns how we are hurting each other
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: jessica bridgers on April 07, 2013 :
I don't know where the author got her ideas for this story. She has a vivid imagination. Everything was perfect. I loved the characters. I loved the plot. I sat down and read this book in a few hours. I just could not pull away. So fastanating the way Netty, Wil and Baby make an appearance. So many secrets. So much to learn. The Hive sounds like it would be an awesome place to stay. So many awful things were happening outside the Womb. When The guy named, Seth came along. I thought finally someone nice. I was so dead wrong. The authors series is so full of suprises and pain. Very few happy times when dealing with everything Abby had to do. Everything didn't work out as planned. Abby tried her best to do as Netty asked of her. The people that followered Abby, Scotty Jose and the animals were getting restless and confused and wanted answers. With Netty, Wil and Baby's help, Thing would soon fall into order. Not knowing how long they had to stay in the Hive worried some. Some of their loved ones were still out in the choas beyond the Hive. Losing hope of ever see them again. Friendship and relationships start to form bonds as they try to live out the Armageddon and survive. The story has you hanging with so many unanswered questions. I hope book 5 comes soon.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Lisa Markson on April 05, 2013 :
I received a copy in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. Wow what a journey I have followed this author on their journey with this series. The vivid imagery has been enhanced from book to book you are able to see the growth of not only the story but the author themselves have grown. This has been a huge emotionally charged adventure not for the weak hearted reader. This is not just a sci fi book it is so so much more it is an experience a fantastic journey of both people and animal. I really want to read more Baby has become a beloved character to me I have witnessed the growth of this character. I want everyone whether you like sci fi or not definitely put this on your list and see why everyone loves it so much.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Emilia Santacroce on April 05, 2013 :
What a great read! The Hive was another great installment in the Species intervention series. I have to admit I'm not big on sci-fi or alien type novels or movies but this series has definitely changed my opinion of the genre. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I'm rooting for Lorna big time! In every book there has been a character that I seriously despise, and Seth is that one for me in the Hive. So hopefully in The One, he gets what's coming to him, lol.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on April 05, 2013 : (no rating)
I received this book to give an honest review.

First let me say I LOVE this cover! I love elephants they are one of my favorite creatures, and the way this cover is drawn just makes me get all giddy inside. Now that aside let me get on with my review.

I honestly believe that J.K. Accinni could be a bestselling author! The way she can weave a story and tell it is just stupendous.
I have not been disappointed with her books at all and after reading the Hive I am so wanting more. I want to know who this stranger is that is in the background of the Hive, what is Netty and the gang up to while sneaking off, will Kenya ever have her baby, will the new characters Lorna and her grandbabies ever be reunited with her husband Clyde?

Even though there were a few grammar mistakes the book overall was wonderful. This author once again captures you from the first page and leaves you wanting more at the very end.

The same people that were in book 3 Armageddon Cometh are in here along with new characters and of course old characters from book 1! Echo, Abby, Scotty, Jose, Chole, Peter, Ginger Mae her daughter Daisy, Kenya, Captain Cobby, and his son Kane are all on a race of time to get to where they need to go with the animals before something horrible happens. While traveling they end up meeting a group of people that are transporting elephants to the Bronx Zoo. Will they ever make it to the Hive before the unthinkable hits? Will they all be able to adjust living in the Hive, and be okay with what the Hive has to offer them. Something creepy happens to everyone even the animals while they sleep and that has me intrigued on what is the Hive really doing. Baby and Echo get to reunite and it is so sweet to see them together.

There are new characters that will come into play and let me tell you my heart literally broke for them. Lorna, Jen, Susie, and the hitchhiker they picked up (which plays a small part) I found myself just gasping and hoping that at the end they will be okay. They themselves pick up someone named Seth is not at all who he seems to be. What he did I just can not explain, lets just say he was very gruesome, and I could see why the Hive wants to get rid of all humans. Hell I would want to get rid of them too.

I have to say there was one part that truly got to me and I just re-read the part to make sure I read it right. But it got to me literally because what kind of monster or monsters in this case could do this.
"On the side of the road they noticed a crowd of jeering men and boys. Driving by slowly, Lorna witnessed a man on top of a young woman. Her clothes lay strewn on the ground as they man raped her. Two other men stood with their pants at their ankles........ What looked to be the victim's car stood nearby with the doors wide open, her purse on the ground and a child strapped in his car seat alone in the back."
Being a mom that is one of my worst fears, something like that happening it just really made me cringe.

I am interested in this "The One" business and the tiger Caesar, he seems to have become quite protective of Scotty and I really would like to know why.
I enjoyed reading the details of the Hive and what the Hive gives to everyone there. Especially the animals.

These series of books are a dark type of read. I would not recommend this book to those of a younger audience, I would recommend this for more of a Mature audience as there are parts that make you cringe and truly wonder about the human race. If you enjoy a Sci-fi, dystopian type book or series, then go and get your copy now! You will not be disappointed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Holly Muller on Jan. 27, 2013 :
JK Accinni, I adore you! Thank you for this mesmerizing series. She writes so beautifully. I shed tears.(wait until you read about poor Barney, you won't be able to sotp the tears, but thinks will be Ok) I scream over the vile Seth and the stupid Lorna. Stand up woman!! The world of caves undergroud is quite enchanting and I love the roll reversal with the wildlife. I'm an animal lover and enjoy people getting their comeupance. New characters are falling for the old ones. Netty and Wil, my all time favorites, rule. They also have new mysteries and creepy shadows. Ginger Mae, the prostitute is evolving and I love the Dezi character. Chloe is showing her selfish side and I can't wait to see how eveyone survives this chaos. This series is pure wonderful, the writer is talented with an amazing grip on her characters and an original storyline. Bravo.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)

Review by: Jane Hatley on Jan. 20, 2013 :
I wondered if JK Accinni could sustain the level of layered and well crafted excitement she had spun in her first three books. Damn if I'm not slayed by her vivid characterizations and the complex world she has created under the earth where her survivors are stunned to discover the new pecking order in their new world. I just loved the Dezi storyline, don't worry I won't be a spoiler. I can see something might happen in the love department as new characters fall for some of my old favorites. JK's use of sublty is spot on. This book resolved many of the questions from the prior books but created more. Wil, Netty and Baby take on bigger roles with their story making a wonderful sprinkle through Scotty's life. Baby and Echo are clearly up to something and are sharing strange and painful secrets. The wildlife becomes a great focus in the wonderous caverns they shelter in and something different and creepy is occuring to their bodies,(animals too)as they all sleep. The mystery of "The One" takes a masterfully subtle turn I did not see coming. Loved it!! I find it difficult to comment on what is happening above ground (even thought I could not turn away)as a woman and her grandchildren try to slog their way through the horror and violence of a world gone mad on their way to the Hive where her husband prays for their survival even as he is turning to another woman. One of the most tender parts of the book concerns the relationship between Echo and her love for Barney. The tears ran hard as I read one special chapter as Barney was left behind to face the bombs alone. JK's 4th book is a huge emotional ride. A beautiful yet easy read, she has an instinctive command of reality in a challenging tale of armageddon
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: wilimnot on Jan. 06, 2013 :
As soon as questions are answered, JK Accinni wams me with new surprises and mysteries. Netty, Wil and Baby are back, very vunerable and mysterious but I learned what had happened to them after they were murdered. So many touching scenes. Barney's death under the moon, the reserection that followed. Happy moments; Dezi and his sudden willingness to care for an almost dead piglet (I see redempting coming)the surprise appearance of the slaughtered pitbulls, so many more. I love the individual reactions to the Hive and how they are now forced to care for the animals. Baby and Echo are up to something but I think Echo is gething dragged into it. Who is the shadow? What is with the tiger's revelation that "The One' is a she not a he. I'm really getting into this, what a great series. Wish I had someone else to discuss it with. What the heck is with Seth?? Major sicko.Can wait to see what the author is going to do to him!I know it will be delicious.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

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