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A girl with no family leaves the only home she’s known to protect herself from a new bloody addiction, only to find that she needs to protect someone else from the very thing she’s running from…
A boy with the worst case of deadly accidents behind him unknowingly faces a Virus… and a girl who shows up out of nowhere and throws his whole sense of reality out of whack as he tries to rebuild his broken family.
Cisandra feels a responsibility to help Owen… even if helping him could mean the end of both of them.
A Virus fatally plagues them both in different ways, proving that blood isn’t redder on either side.
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“I read Mikael Short’s novel Crimson Oppression and … The novel is a powerful read: a heroine Cisandra, which she’s moved on to from Sandra, with a problem that forces the reader to go on until it’s resolved. It’s a blood disease, a version of which actually exists, which leads to something akin to vampirism, and in Cisandra’s case, extraordinary tragedy. The style is first-person narrative from the points of view of more than one character, one at a time in revolving fashion, which makes it lively, exciting, and diverse in tone. If you’re inclined to dismiss it as another vampire novel, don’t. It’s a high school situation and behind the threat of this deadly, hereditary disease, there are issues of family, love, social pressure, and religion. Good read.” – Leonard Goodisman
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Fun note: The sequel Crimson Ascension is in the works! The next question posed in this series…
If you see something, you say something… But what do you do if you’re bound by blood?