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Bleeding Earth

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Bleeding Earth

Lea and her best friend Hillary are working on a school project in the cemetery when blood begins seeping out of the ground. Soon enough, the entire earth is covered in a layer of it, inches deep. Scientists scramble to uncover the cause and political figures hurriedly assure everyone that they’re safe.

Chaos slowly begins to seep into everyone's lives. Big cities that rely on electricity lose power. In Lea's town, everyone stocks up on supplies like they're preparing for an apocalypse. All Lea wants to do is be with her new girlfriend, Aracely. But then the situation gets worse; human hair starts growing out of the ground as well, and human bones appear everywhere. School is cancelled for the foreseeable future, and jobs that aren't vital are not required to continue. Lea's family boards up all their windows, and soon enough, their doors. Looters trade in their morals in an attempt to secure supplies for themselves. Lea can feel her family falling apart, until Aracely is the only one she can trust to help her through the bloodpocalypse. 

The storyline is captivating and incredibly unique; there's never a dull moment.

BLEEDING EARTH is an intense horror novel with a post-apocalyptic theme as well as a bit of romance. The storyline is captivating and incredibly unique; there's never a dull moment. In some novels, the "apocalyptic society" theme can seem overused, but this is an exciting new take on it. The dilemmas range from problems among the characters to life-threatening crises. The storyline is captivating and incredibly unique; there's never a dull moment. The elaborate descriptions make the events all the more horrific, and the ending will leave you in complete and utter shock. BLEEDING EARTH is definitely an extremely well-written modern thriller. 

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board member on February 5, 2016

Bleeding Earth
by Kaitlin Ward