by Dax Varley
Published by Garden Gate Press Release date : September 1st, 2015
Genres: Young Adult
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LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE for Miranda. Without knowing when or why, blood oozes from her palms – an anomaly that makes her feel like a freak. But her abnormality is now the least of her worries. She’s just enrolled at “Suicide High.” Three deaths in three months – one occurring just days before her arrival.
When she bumps into a cute boy named Jake, things don’t appear so glum. Especially since Jake’s a psychic who can predict the immediate future. But his gift of sight can’t prepare her for the horrors that await.
Through Jake, Miranda meets three other extraordinary students:
Topher – who can heal by touch.
Sam – who eats the sins of the dead.
And Xyan – who speaks and understands all languages.
It’s then that Miranda learns the secret behind why she bleeds.
When it becomes evident that supernatural forces are at play, the five determined friends team up. Now it’s up to them to destroy the evil infecting their school
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
When I first saw the tour invite for Bleed – I knew it was something I wanted to get my hands on. I love discovering new authors, series and books and I am happy I took a chance on it.
Bleed has such an interesting plot line. While yes, a demon wreaking havoc is nothing short of original; the characters and their powers are. And it wasn’t them individually, working together and being together it what made them stronger.
Miranda – The Stigmata
Jake – The Seer
Tropher – The Healer
Sam – The Sin Eater
Xyan — She speaks/reads all languages
Each character has their own unique gift and battling their own demons (haha, punny). Since we get all of their POV throughout the book, we get an inside look at all their characteristics and each one was written so well. They’re all different – with different stories, and I loved getting to know each one.
So on top of each character getting to know each other and understand their powers, they are thrown together due to the events happening at their school. Since Jake is a seer, is uses this to bring them together to find out what/who is causing the suicides. I loved the mystery of it — and why the demon was doing what he was.
Even though the book touches on a hard topic and has some darker content, I thought it was pretty light overall and made for a fun, entertaining story. I am wanting a sequel, since it was IMPLIED, and I especially want to see what these characters could do when they reach their full power.