Bleeding Earth



❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Bleeding Earth Author Kaitlin Ward – E17streets4all.co.uk This edition will no longer be releasedYA Highway blogger Kaitlin Ward s debut YA novel, Bleeding EarthLea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding Within twenty four hours, the blood made in This edition will no longer be releasedYA Highway blogger Kaitlin Ward s debut YA novel, Bleeding EarthLea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding Within twenty four hours, the blood made international news All over the world, blood appeared out of the ground, even through concrete, even in water Then the earth started growing hair and bonesLea wants to ignore the blood She wants to spend time with her new girlfriend, Aracely, in public, if only Aracely wasn t so afraid of her father Lea wants to be a regular teen again, but the blood has made her a prisoner in her own home Fear for her social life turns into fear for her sanity, and Lea must save herself and Aracely whatever way she can.Bleeding Earth

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  • 256 pages
  • Bleeding Earth
  • Kaitlin Ward
  • 12 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Bleeding Earth

  1. says:

    This book sounded really cool Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment.It s not really about a girl dealing with the apocalypse It s about a girl being an annoying teenager while the apocalypse makes the world disgusting I didn t care about any of the characters, despite several attempts to flesh them and their lives out.Here are some of my many issues with this book 1 First person present tense No Stop This should only be done if the writing is seriously amazing, which this writing wa This book sounded really cool Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment.It s not really about a girl dealing with the apocalypse It s about a girl being an annoying teenager while the apocalypse makes the world disgusting I didn t care about any of the characters, despite several attempts to flesh them and their lives out.Here are some of my many issues with this book 1 First person present tense No Stop This should only be done if the writing is seriously amazing, which this writing was not.2 Extremely awkward and surprisingly frequent use of the F word.3 Inconsistency Early in the book, we get this lineSchool s closed for the foreseeable future, as are most workplaces considered unessential like Mom sBut then the mom continues to go to work for half the book.I was also really annoyed by how the blood was handled It was several inches high and everyone walked carefully so it wouldn t get over the tops of their boots And then suddenly the characters are running through it At one point it was low enough to walk through with boots, but somehow high enough to flood a car engine.4 Half formed ideas Blood tinged rain, mentioned once The hair in the blood starting to attack people only the main character, that we know of , mentioned maybe three times But then the ideas were abandoned altogether.5 Lame descriptions Can we stop with the lame descriptive writing that sometimes have nothing to do with anything and seem totally out of place in the story The tension in here is thicker than the blood outside. LAME My heart claws at my throat with razor sharp barbs. UGH I feel like our relationship is sun dried sand, falling through the cracks between my fingers. WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT SAND.6 Character stupidity Idiot main character Back to that flooded car engine That incident took the characters by surprise It legitimately never occurred to them that driving through a liquid substance would damage their car Have they never dealt with flooding before, or even heard of what happens when you drive through floods Lea the main character gets a bit of blood in her hair from the blood tinged rain at one point and wants to wash it out, but her parents won t let her because of water conservation Her response How could I have thought they d understand Neither of them has tried to attract anyone in a long, long time. Yes, people who aren t trying to attract other people never wash their hair, and having enough water to drink shouldn t be the first priority anyway.Despite the difficulties and danger of walking through blood and hair and bone, and having to breathe through a respirator outside, Lea decides to attend an apocalypse party in the park So basically a bunch of teenagers are wading around in blood and drinking beer through a straw while wearing respirators Uh, fun And then someone dares someone else to drink a cup of the hairy toxic blood, and they re totally going to What the hell is wrong with these people 7 Idiot logicI know if we re skipping school we should be watching the news, she says But I can tI m pretty sure nobody ever skipped school in order to watch the news And the news in this book is all about the blood anyway The earth isn t trying to kill us it s trying to unite us What other explanation is there for the way my parents seem to have become warmer toward each otherRight, there is literally no other explanation for sudden warmth between two married people.8 The blood Even though it started out sounding cool, I ended up hating this idea It was disgusting, and that was about it It turned out to be such a weird way to bring on an apocalyptic scenario And the explanations The earth is attacking us The earth is uniting us God s doing it Obligatory quote from the story of Noah Another Bible quote from Ezekiel So what was the real explanation view spoiler I have no idea At the end the blood just went away There was so much religious talk I guess we re supposed to assume God did it after all Whatever hide spoiler I hope other people find something to enjoy in this book, but it definitely wasn t for me I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  2. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Egmont USA and NetGalleyThis is the beginning of the endThis was an interesting apocalyptic horror story, although the ending did leave me with unanswered questionsThe blood I saw today was only the beginning It s happening everywhere Everywhere in the entire worldI liked Lea, and I felt really sorry for her at points What was happening with the blood was really not nice, and when p Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Egmont USA and NetGalleyThis is the beginning of the endThis was an interesting apocalyptic horror story, although the ending did leave me with unanswered questionsThe blood I saw today was only the beginning It s happening everywhere Everywhere in the entire worldI liked Lea, and I felt really sorry for her at points What was happening with the blood was really not nice, and when people started acting like idiots it made things worse Lea wasn t exempt from making bad decisions though, who thinks it s a good idea to go to a party in the park when the world is flooded with blood and hairThe usual ten minute walk from my house to the park turns into twenty because I have to pick my way across the bone encrusted ground I trip twice, but luckily, I regain my balance both times Hair catches at my boots, but I pull free of that, too, without having to use my knife This party is starting to feel like a really terrible ideaThe storyline in this was pretty good, and as things got worse and worse, and things got worse and worse, andanddisgusting, the book actually gotandinterestingHey, Hill, look out, it s I trail off because what s smeared on the heel of my shoes isn t mud It s darker It s red What happened Hillary s voice has an edge again I don t know Something weird s on my shoe I crouch and inspect the ground The grass is slick with a reddish copper substance Blood, I say aloud I just stepped in f cking bloodI have to say that this book did get pretty gross as it went on, but it was actually nice to read a book that was moderately gross and scary, and didn t just pretend to be a horror story I also liked how atmospheric this story was, I could actually imagined how disgusting it would be to be going through something like thisThe web of hair hidden beneath the blood s surface is wicked thick at this point It bothers methan anything else Because it s hair Other people s hair Dead people s hair And not just from their headsThere was some romance, although not a lot It was girl on girl though, which I know some people might not appreciate Lea and Aracely were pretty cute together though, and I really wanted them to stay together, even if Aracely s parents weren t aware of the relationshipThen we find that moment where everything aligns, and the kissing feels like kissing and I decide it s a great oneThe ending to this wasn t perfect for me I liked the way things escalated, I liked that there was lots of deaths, lots of obstacles, and lots of questions over who would live and who would die, but I felt like when the book ended, there were still loads of unanswered questions view spoiler did her father know He did tell her that the dam was equipped to ride it out did he know that it would end so soon What started it and why did it end hide spoiler Overall a disgustingly bloody story, with plenty of death and disaster 7.5 out of 10It s the sidewalk people are pointing at The sidewalk they re abandoning in droves.But the sidewalk s fine It s It s not fine.Holy sh t.I crouch carefully on the bottom step, peering down There s something red seeping up through the cracks between slabs of the sidewalk Spilling over and dripping onto the street It s impossible and it s insane, and part of me thinks I m having a hallucination.Beloveds, don t be afraid, the sign still proclaims brightly beside me But I am I am suddenly so afraid that the fear becomes a white hot brand, pressed into my heart And I should be, because something impossible is happening.The earth is bleeding

  3. says:

    Three wishy washy stars I liked parts of it, but the things that bugged me really bugged me.High schooler Lea has it pretty good Loving parents, despite their bickering A new relationship still in the honeymoon stage with a girl that gives her butterflies Good friends, including BFF Hillary who would do anything for her Everything at the base of Maslow s hierarchy of needs.So when the earth starts oozing blood, Lea s first instinct is to ignore it I mean, she can t, but she tries There is Three wishy washy stars I liked parts of it, but the things that bugged me really bugged me.High schooler Lea has it pretty good Loving parents, despite their bickering A new relationship still in the honeymoon stage with a girl that gives her butterflies Good friends, including BFF Hillary who would do anything for her Everything at the base of Maslow s hierarchy of needs.So when the earth starts oozing blood, Lea s first instinct is to ignore it I mean, she can t, but she tries There is a pond of fucking blood outside her door You can t just ignore it and keep on making out with your girlfriend, Lea Actually, everyone in Bleeding Earth seems pretty cavalier about having blood and hunks of hair and bone in the street view spoiler For the first half of the book anyway, before the water goes all bloody, and all of the riots and death hide spoiler I for one would be freaking the fuck out like a normal adult I would not be trudging through the bloodpocalypse to go to work.Before I ramble too much, let s talk what I did like First, the concept Does it make a lick of sense No It makes 2012 and The Day after Tomorrow look like documentaries However, I must give props for originality Credit where credit is due It was also quite readable That might sound like a weak compliment, and maybe it is, but it s a positive nonetheless However, it didn t provoke any strong emotions from me The best books, the ones that end up being favorites, always hit me with a punch of emotion They piss me off, make me cry, make me feel something Bleeding Earth wasn t memorable It was flat and lacked feeling Its failure to inspire and excite is its biggest shortcoming for me.Also, I like blood That sounds bad Ummm, fictional blood Yeah, that sounds less psycho I don t care for exaggerated gore generally, but at the very least, don t have someone die in a bloody way, then not have any blood Have the necessary amount of blood The following spoilers are not for Bleeding Earth but for Buffy the Vampire Slayer aka the greatest show on earth I realize I am spoiler tagging a show that aired nearly 20 years ago Doing it anyway view spoiler Drusilla killing Kendra in season two is a fantastic example of this Kendra gets her throat slit and there s barely a trickle of blood I bleedthan that when I cut myself shaving hide spoiler So in addition to the earth spewing up gore, the character deaths in Bleeding Earth were appropriately bloody I have some issues with the tone and timing of some of them, but that s a check mark in the blood quantity column.Please don t put me on a watchlist somewhere for talking about blood so much, kay What didn t work for me was first and foremost the lack of explanation the ending view spoiler There was so little effort to explain the cause of the bloodpocalypse Did the earth just get pissed off at the human race Was it some freaky virus God Aliens Randy Quaid What Then there s the fact that It Just Stops. Tada Apocalypse over, crisis averted Where did the blood go Did the earth suck it back up like a gross milkshake Oh well It s a happy ending for Lea Except for the dead mom, gruesomely murdered BFF and her entire family , and losing her home to looters But who s thinking about that any Lea s certainly not hide spoiler There were also a few ideas that never went anywhere, such as some weird religious undertones and Lea s visions hallucinations I don t know what to call them really Then there s the fact that the blood was toxic or poison or something Which how can they know that How do they know that it s not just people losing their damn minds because THE GROUND IS FUCKING BLEEDING So, Bleeding Earth has good points and bad, much like most books I suppose However for me, there weren t enough good points aside from a cool concept to elevate it from averageBig thanks to Adaptive Books Edelweiss for the digital review copy

  4. says:

    Wait This sounds AMAZING Lea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding Within twenty four hours, the blood made international news All over the world, blood appeared out of the ground, even through concrete, even in water Then the earth started growing hair and bones.Lea wants to ignore the blood She wants to spend time with her new girlfriend, Aracely, in public, if only Aracely wasn t so afraid of her father Lea wants to be a regular teen again, but the blood has made her a p Wait This sounds AMAZING Lea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding Within twenty four hours, the blood made international news All over the world, blood appeared out of the ground, even through concrete, even in water Then the earth started growing hair and bones.Lea wants to ignore the blood She wants to spend time with her new girlfriend, Aracely, in public, if only Aracely wasn t so afraid of her father Lea wants to be a regular teen again, but the blood has made her a prisoner in her own home Fear for her social life turns into fear for her sanity, and Lea must save herself and Aracely whatever way she can. Looks creepy and awesome and I want it now please

  5. says:

    everyone who rated this less than five stars is homophobic

  6. says:

    2.5 starsThis book had some really great parts, but others really could have usedwork This is obviously the work of a debut author, but Bleeding Earth was one of the better ones this year.So the parts I liked As the world starts descending into this bloody apocalyptic mess, people start getting really desperate I love how everyone was first confused, but then they sort of lost that human part of themselves and started to fight with each other This slow descent really is scary but all t 2.5 starsThis book had some really great parts, but others really could have usedwork This is obviously the work of a debut author, but Bleeding Earth was one of the better ones this year.So the parts I liked As the world starts descending into this bloody apocalyptic mess, people start getting really desperate I love how everyone was first confused, but then they sort of lost that human part of themselves and started to fight with each other This slow descent really is scary but all too real I also liked the narrator She s tough and also has a sexual preference different from most narrators, as she s lesbian This sort of stuff is really unique and I loved reading about it.Now for the stuff that wasn t so good The side characters were all extremely underdeveloped They were basically all the same people And the ending was so inconclusive It was a walking into the sunset sort of ending and how the whole bleeding earth thing was resolved was extremely vague The book felt very short and I also feel like there was no purpose In addition to that, things felt a little messy.And in general, this book didn t feel like the work of an experienced author, but I can see potential for this author

  7. says:

    This book was so EXTRA In every single way Bloody, emotional, terrifying.Longer review to come.

  8. says:

    ARC by Netgalley.2.5 stars Beloveds, don t be afraid, the sign still proclaims brightly beside me.But I am I am suddenly so afraid that the fear becomes a white hot brand, pressed into my heart And I should be, because something impossible is happening.The earth is bleeding.Well, It was bloody and also annoying The earth is suddenly bleeding and no one has a sense of urgency Seriously, there s blood on the street and kids still go to school, people keep working and our MC Lea, only cares ARC by Netgalley.2.5 stars Beloveds, don t be afraid, the sign still proclaims brightly beside me.But I am I am suddenly so afraid that the fear becomes a white hot brand, pressed into my heart And I should be, because something impossible is happening.The earth is bleeding.Well, It was bloody and also annoying The earth is suddenly bleeding and no one has a sense of urgency Seriously, there s blood on the street and kids still go to school, people keep working and our MC Lea, only cares about her girlfriend and hanging out with her friends.Really I mean THE EARTH IS BLEEDING I would be freaking out but still Lea tells us that her town is calmed because well, they are a small town and they want to set and example The book felt like a YA version of a Stephen King book.A small town, the end is coming, the characters slowly lose their minds but with a lesbian twist I truly liked Lea and Aracely And the fact that Lea had been out for a while and had three girlfriends while Aracely hadn t and Lea didn t push her to come out That was incredible The blood was quite scary too Because at first there s blood, there s human hair, it rains blood and it gets worst And the explanation for all of this left me very disappointed view spoiler BECAUSE IT DOESN T EXIST The book abruptly ends with Lea and Aracely being safe and sound but it is never explained why the blood happened, though it s hinted that God did it hide spoiler Lea felt like a teenager Which, I suppose is cool that someone writes a teenage girl correctly but she was also very annoying It s the end of the world and she whines because her parents tell her to stay in her house while outside there s toxic blood everywhere But overall it was entertaining, though the ending can leave you quite frustated

  9. says:

    Ahhh this was awesome Review to come REVIEW Right from the start I m going to say this book is gross in the best way possible It s gory, and disgusting, and easily has the least pleasant apocalyptic scenario I ve read yet from the decay to the paranormal ish all around unpleasantness, this is a seriously nasty end of the world book.And I loved every page.This is not a coming out book Lea knows right from the start that she likes to date girls, and she s already just started dating Aracely Ahhh this was awesome Review to come REVIEW Right from the start I m going to say this book is gross in the best way possible It s gory, and disgusting, and easily has the least pleasant apocalyptic scenario I ve read yet from the decay to the paranormal ish all around unpleasantness, this is a seriously nasty end of the world book.And I loved every page.This is not a coming out book Lea knows right from the start that she likes to date girls, and she s already just started dating Aracely when the book begins And it was really great to read a book with queer girls who not only already know they like each other from the start, but are fighting something completely unrelated to their sexuality Aracely isn t out at the beginning of the book, but Bleeding Earth isn t about Aracely coming out or people s reactions to two girls dating it s about the world ending in the most disgusting and inexplicable way possible and two girls trying to survive and hold on to each other while the whole world falls apart and rots away.This is a creepy as hell survival book that messes with your head and makes you question what you think you know It s gory as you would expect in a book about the world literally drowning in blood , violent, chock full of tension and kept me turning the pages and itching to get back to the book when I wasn t reading.I definitely recommend this one for those who can handle a little or a lot of grossness with their scary It s so good even though I borrowed it from the library, I pre ordered myself a gorgeous Bleeding Earth paperback copy even though I won t get it until February.All in all I really enjoyed this one and can t wait to readfrom Kaitlin Ward

  10. says:

    kaitlin is a best friend critique partner of mine, I m happy to say BLEEDING EARTH is disturbing, bloody, exciting, apocalypsey, bloody, unsettling, bloody, and romantic, too everything you re hoping it it ll be, and so muchso muchBLOOD kaitlin is a best friend critique partner of mine, I m happy to say BLEEDING EARTH is disturbing, bloody, exciting, apocalypsey, bloody, unsettling, bloody, and romantic, too everything you re hoping it it ll be, and so muchso muchBLOOD

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