Every time she bleeds a murderer is born. The rule is simple: don't bleed. For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she's been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.
Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she'll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?
When reading the plot and premise of this book I was intrigued, and it didn't disappoint. This is the first in a trilogy, and I will be honest, I think the entire trilogy could have been put into one book as this was only 134 pages long, and I read it in two days (only because I started it really late and didn't feel like finishing it, instead I decided to sleep).
Molly is a girl who should never bleed, because when she does a new molly is born from her blood. This has apparently been happening since she was born, and it made me wonder not only about her birth, but also about other childhood incidences that happen to make children bleed. I also wondered about how the parents discovered that all of the mollys wanted to kill Molly herself?
As I write this there were quite a few unanswered questions: how did they discover the issue, if they had Molly in the hospital how did they keep the issue from the doctor, what did they do with all of the bodies, how fast was a molly born from Molly's blood, and a few more that weren't answered. I feel that, while this was a fun and new idea to me, it didn't quite go as far as it could have, instead focusing on Molly and her rage then acceptance at having to continually kill herself, or watch her parents kill versions of her. I would have like a little more, besides the angsty teen Molly who lets all mollys live and becomes overrun with them.
All of that being said, I did find this enjoyable, and at the end I did want to know what was going to happen next. My issue with this really is that I think the trilogy should have all been one book, because I don't know that I am willing to pay another $12 for the next book if it is this short. Not that I think it isn't worth it, I feel as if things were drawn out to get more money out of it, and that bothers me a little. I absolutely support authors and artists making money, and support as many people as I can, but this seemed a little over what I was willing to do or pay.
I do recommend this novella (?). It was an interesting premise, and it reminded me a little of Pretty Dead Girl, which I enjoyed until the end.