Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill. I recommend reading these in order as this one continues from the first. I was definitely pleasantly surprised by my love for this story because this isn’t my normal reading but this author really has a gem of a story here. It’s got a little bit of everything I’d like in a story and it’s very original and unique. This story had a way of coming alive right before my eyes be even the smallest details are so well written you picture everything happening as you read. The characters pulled me in completely and I was definitely a bit say when I reached the end. It’s a well written story that’s paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I can’t wait to see what else this author has to offer because if it’s as good as these I know I’m in for a good story. Four big stars and highly recommended!
Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill
Arrows Tipped with Honey is the second book in the Natural Forces series by Jean Gill. First off I was absolutely fascinated with the cover . This story is very intriguing and one that once you start you won’t want to put it down till you finish. Mielitta ,Queen of the Warrior Bees is . faced with breaking the barrier between Forest and Citadel.
Mage is leading a double life while trying to stay loyal to Mielitta and being a spy for Citadel. He has a lot on inner conflicts and doubts but also danger and the possibility of being discovered. These two kept me intrigued and turning the pages I had to know what was going to happen next. Find out what happens next with these two in the must read. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill was a great fantasy read. This is the second book in the series, I did jump into the second book without reading the first and was able to follow along. I loved the plot and the story as it developed. The story was super descriptive and it really helped me dive into the world head first. I have so many questions on what happens next that I cannot wait for the next book.
While I could follow the story line as I began reading Arrows Tipped with Honey, I had so many questions about Mielitta’s character and what caused the current status at the beginning of the book. As a result, I quickly grabbed the first book (Queen of the Warrior Bees) in this series and dived into this world. I am glad I did. I found the character and “universe” development from the first book to provide a deeper appreciation and understanding of what was transpiring in Arrows Tipped with Honey. Throughout Arrows Tipped with Honey, the author did a superb job at developing the characters further and making them so complex that you feel you are right there with them in the midst of the action. While many questions you had from the first book are answered in this book, Arrows Tipped with Honey gives you many more questions and leaves you begging for another book to follow. You must grab Queen of the Warrior Bees (Book 1) and Arrows Tipped with Honey (Book 2) today (with a cup of coffee) and plan to not leave your reading spot for a long while.
Reviewed by @tmccroskey
I must start with the fact this is a continuation of a previously started series, The Natural Forces books from Jean Gill. I think it helps a lot to read the first book as it is the next chapter in Mielitta’s life but it is possible to enjoy the book on its own probably. I love how Jean Gill writes, it is somewhat poetic and the flow is one that transports you to a whole new world with an endless amount of possibilities for magic and adventure. I often feel as If I am on an escapade and far away when I read Gill’s works. This book did the same and flowed perfectly. I loved reading about where Mielitta goes and her adventures in the Forest once she breaks through. Love becomes a factor that Mielitta must work her way through the complicated feelings that come from that. I loved the way things never felt forced or over explained, something that I tend to struggle with when reading the dystopian novels. I cannot wait to see what we will get next from the talented Jean Gill!
This is the second book in the Natural Forces collection. I read book 1 as well, and my opinion is you need to read them in order, they are not standalones. Arrows tipped starts right where we left off from book 1. I love this series and Jean Gill as an author. This book is different in the way she wrote the first as it focuses on more than just Mielitta. Kermon is front and center this time around, and Jean did an amazing job with his character. Part of the synopsis says “Trapped in a society he loathes and fears, Mage Smith Kermon’s mission becomes a test of survival. Can he remain loyal to Mielitta in the double life he leads as her spy in the Citadel? He is quickly embroiled in deceit and subterfuge, forcing him into actions that make him doubt himself and everything he values.” Worded perfectly and a wonderful read.
Arrows Tipped with Honey is the exciting second book in Jean Gill’s Natural Forces series. It is a fantasy series, with a heroine who has a magical connection with bees and is seeking to overcome a corrupt city that shuns all connections with the natural world.
Following the climactic battle of the previous book, the Citadel believe they are victorious. Sure, the Queen of the Warrior Bees has made some demands of them when they forged their peace treaty, but they have their children back and are able to return to life as normal. But the Queen, Mielitta, is playing a long game. With a spy inside the city, and a generation of children who have seen the forest and tasted the honey, Mielitta hopes she can change things for the better.
Already in the first book, this was a really well developed fantasy world. The rules of the Citadel are clear, and the secrets it hides intriguing. There is a contrast between the strictly ordered Citadel and the wild forest which can seem cliché, but contributes to the power of the story. There is a depth to the characters, particularly coming into the second book as they adapt to their new roles and relationships.
For me, this is a five star book. It’s a great fantasy series for young adults who are concerned about the environment. Readers should start with the first book, Queen of the Warrior Bees, as the story in the second book follows on from the events of the previous book.
Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2)
by Jean Gill
This book took me on an intriguing adventure. This is the second book in this series and it is my suggestion that these books be read in order for better understanding and enjoyment. I was pulled into this story from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. There is suspense, danger, and wonderful characters in this wonderfully told story. The author did an exceptional job making me feel like I’m going along for the adventure because it was written with vivid detail and the emotions were jumping off the pages. I was left with the questions that I’m hoping will be answered in the next book. I cannot wait to read the next one. I recommend reading this book.
Arrows Tipped With Honey is the second book in the Natural Forces series. I was captured by the title and blurb and didn’t realize that this was part of a series at first. You will definitely want to read the first book before you read this one!
This story has a solid blend of fantasy, action, intrigue, danger, and romance. It also has a bit of a dystopian feel to it with the nature vs. civilization components. I enjoyed the unique characters and the amazing world that the author built for them.
Arrows Tipped With Honey was not a “quick” read for me. It has a lot of layers so you will want to take your time with it. You definitely don’t want to pass up a chance to read this series!
I was unsure how I would take this book however Jean brought me into this amazing world of bees. With a mixture of different blendend topics of nature, political intrigue and magic, Arrows Tipped with Honey is a thrilling read. Mielitta and her friends have to adjust to their wild surroundings with help from the bees. This is a story that includes magic, self discovery discovery and nature.