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Collection of The Negatives

(The Blood Rising #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  19 reviews
FACT: 15% of the world's population is Rh-negative and the origin of their blood is debated.

In a world with skyrocketing inflation and unemployment, blood has become the new commodity, and the rarer your blood type, the more it’s worth.

After losing her job and watching her savings dwindle, Liri is persuaded by a resourceful friend to sell her blood to ABO Blood Group, wher
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 11th 2019 by GALACTIC PRESS
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Irkalla Ethrinkah
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read (though I was concerned at one point that it might devolve into a romance novel, which is something I don't like), but it picked right back up and ended with a bang. I can't wait for book two. I'm especially interested in this series since I'm type 0-.
Michelle Shemon
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Violet St. Karl

This was a great book. I loved the angle of the story. The character descriptions really brought the people in the story to life. I loved the underlying drama in the story. The twists, and turns the story take make you want to keep reading long past your bedtime. I was up until 2am the first night. It was that good. When they are taken to the Island things get really interesting. I cannot wait for book two. This is amazing!!!
Jessica Belmont
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Collection of Negatives is SO. GOOD. The premise of the novel is so unique, and it’s unlike anything I’ve read before. I love the idea of separating people by blood types.

I don’t want you to spend a lot of time reading this review. I want you to go pick up this book and experience it for yourself. I love Liri and the rest of the cast. Each character is incredibly diverse and unique.

Violet St. Karl has written one heck of a book. The twists and turns are intriguing and the ending blew me away. I
Gemma Bray
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, I fell in love with this story and all the characters! I adore dystopian fiction, especially since reading Skeletal from Emma Pullar. From the first moment of reading Collection of the Negatives I truly did fall in love, I love books that are like this. I was really intrigued by the concept of Collection of the Negatives, from that moment reading the blurb, I was hooked. I definitely needed to get my hands on this. Violet has not disappointed.

The idea that a futuristic, shady corporation
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I completely enjoyed reading about Liri’s journey in finding out how special it is to be a negative..... and not just any negative but an O- with a positive purpose.
I will be watching for book #2.
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
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Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
"O negatives are truly unique. It’s the only blood type that can give life force back to virtually anyone in the world on the verge of losing it, yet they can only take blood from each other. So, no, we do not all have the same biological makeup, but most of the world does–about 85 percent. You are part of the 15 percent in this world that has a rare blood type, but only about seven percent of the fifteen are O negatives."

The world is becoming a utopian society and people are losing their freedo
Kelly Van Damme
This one wasn't for me. My expectations were off, I expected a dystopian story, which I seemed to be getting in the first few chapters, which were the chapters I loved and I was really enjoying the story, until the virus mentioned in the blurb breaks out. Because there is little to none background information. What virus? What does it do, what does it make people do, why the quarantine, how does it spread? I had a million questions and I still do. It all seems kinda normal for Liri, the main cha ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I’m not sure what I expected going into this book. The plot sounded very intriguing and the hook did it’s job, but aside from that, I had no pre-conceived ideas about where this story would take me. I certainly did not expect THAT ending, and I was both surprised and thrilled!

Perhaps, it’s Violet’s writing style or her incredible skill at crafting a story, but I was hooked by the first paragraph. This story just grabs you by the teeth and I promise, it does not let go till the last word. In addi
Elli (Kindig Blog)
Jan 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
When Liri is laid off from her job she hears of a company that will pay money for blood – in particular O- blood types. Then when a virus hits New York she has no choice but to trust this company with her life – but why do they want her blood?

I was really intrigued by the premise of Collection of the Negatives, the idea that a futuristic, shady corporation could be after your blood was novel and interesting. The plot starts off quite realistic and the world it is set in is I think very close to
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Collection of The Negatives (The Blood Rising Book #1)
B: Violet St. Karl

This was an interesting read for me, it picked up my interest in the first couple of chapters. We follow Liri a New Yorker who has just been let go of her decade old job into a world that is in economic downfall. There is this part I enjoyed a lot where she is listening to current news through Magellan, which is like “Alexa” 2.0, It showed how much the world is going downhill, wars, turmoil, giant corporations taking advanta
Jessica Bronder
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Liri has recently lost her job and has no money. A friend tells her about a company that is buying blood from people with O- blood. Then she hears that I virus has been released in New York City and she goes with the ABO company to a secure island. The question is if she is really safe or is there more in the works than what is originally known.

This is an interesting read and I have mixed feelings about it. My heart goes out to Liri with her loss of job and money. I really felt for her but was s
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
This book started out pretty good. Liri is a quirky, smart woman who is persuaded by a friend to give blood and finds out she's O negative. Then a virus breaks out and all of the people with rare blood types are swept off to this random island where they are closely monitored, fed and controlled. This is where the story gets weird for me because instead of discovering why they are there and trying to escape, Liri begins this unexpected intensely sexual relationship with her psychologist Sirus. H ...more
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
The book started off well and captured my attention, but halfway through the story devolved into a romance-type novel that, I felt, did not move the story forward. So much more could have been done with the storyline to add action and drama without the heaviness of the relationship between Liri and Sirus. The characters seemed to fall flat in the middle of the story and the story plodded along. I found myself skimming a good portion of the Liri/Sirus relationship, and I picked up reading toward ...more
Cherye Elliott
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it

What a strange read. I thought it was going to be a post apocalyptic book, it is science fiction with aliens. I enjoyed the book. I did not like it stopping and there is no date when book 2 comes out and I will forget and not read it.

Nevertheless, it was an interesting read. It looks like this is the author's first novel. She did a good job editing. I hope book two will give a description of the characters.
sharon s berry
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Positive Side of Negatives

I Loved this book. It was so interesting and kept you in suspence . I'm an O Negative. We are in a panic now with the Corono virus. Should I worry?

Charlotte Moore
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I did like this book, and found it a pleasant read. The characters were interesting, and each was very different to the others. I enjoyed the range of nationalities represented in the book as well as the way it represented the different types of working women (with and without children) without making either one seem lesser.

The protagonist (like the author) is of Albanian descent, and is very strong but also flawed. I felt that she could be based of anyone in the world and I loved that fact. She
Kim Lo
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Collection of the Negatives is the first book in the Blood Rising series by Violet St. Karl. As a first book in a series, one of the main concepts to build up the foundation of the characters and the scenario at hand. On that level, it does a great job. The world here is reminiscent of futuristic worlds where the world has been technologically advanced and yet when the apocalypse arrives, only selected people are chosen to escape to hopefully find a way to survive and keep the humankind goin ...more
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved the premise of this book. It was something that promised a kind of dystopian view of our world which seemed totally plausible in our not too distant future. Liri is a highly relatable if a bit quirky character, but her quirkiness makes her lovable. The other characters are also likable, although the male characters can be a bit stilted at times. Brigid is a hoot and provides some insight into the powers of the ABO (the evil corporation) and how they could impact the daily live ...more
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