The Tearing: BY V.C. Repetto


The Tearings: A YA BOOK TO WATCH


THE TEARINGS by V.C. Repetto






When not planning how to survive the next plague and/or apocalypse, I like to submerge myself in as many Victorian Gothic novels as I can find. It is quite fun in my head, actually, between all the moldy lace and gas masks.




I live in a land far, far away, where people have begun disappearing from their houses and the blackest of vans have been roaming the streets. You are welcome to stay for a bit, if you’re brave, though I should warn you, a cold has been making the rounds…




author reimagines the plague


Could you survive it? Find out in THE TEARINGS, a brand new young adult novel




From the moment the black vans appear to take the sick away, Maya knows there is something wrong. A high school sophomore, she seems to be the only one to question the sudden disappearances at school and the masks everyone is forced to wear. Even when word of the new “healing centers” reaches the public, no one dares to ask what is happening.


But when Maya catches the disease, the one they call The Tearings, and is taken to one of these centers along with her mother, the truth becomes all too clear. She is separated from her family and forced to work, becoming one of the more fortunate ones who is not sent to the testing wings. Bullied by the guards to the point of death, she meets David Summers, the enigmatic young Captain who appears to loathe his position of power in the camp and who seems as drawn to Maya as she is to him.


When Maya suddenly becomes the disease’s only survivor, she must put her trust on David to find a way to escape the camp and get the truth, and the cure coursing through her veins, out to the world. 


THE TEARINGS (Evernight Teen, November 2013) is V.C. Repetto’s debut novel. V.C. Repetto has always been fascinated with epidemics and how they change the rules societies live by. She is currently applying to study viruses and infectious diseases at her local university.


Readers of her book have expressed great enthusiasm for the project. Here are what a few early readers have said:


“This book was absolutely amazing. A must read. Repetto weaves a dark tale that drew me in to the point of obsession. It is chilling and emotional. I can only hope there is a sequel in the works, because I want more!”- Melissa Hosack, author of THE DATING TUTOR


Haunting! A Chilling must-read YA novel!”- Sasha Hibbs, author of BLACK AMARANTH


 If you’d like to learn more about V.C. Repetto, you can find her website at and her novel’s page at Evernight Teen at


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Book’s Trailer –created by award winning artist, Victoria Cano


We would love to provide you a review copy in any format you’d prefer. Please feel free to contact me, Rose McDonald, with any questions about THE TEARINGS or V.C. Repetto.




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