Janelle is a smart, precocious teenager who is responsible for saving the world. Her life was pretty normal until she was hit by a truck, died, and was brought back to life by a fellow student. Suddenly, her life doesn’t make sense, her FBI father is anxious to figure out what a mysterious bomb is that appeared out of nowhere, and strange individuals from another universe are telling Janelle that her universe is about to implode. With only 24 days to figure out what is going on, she has to convince all the adults in her life that even though she’s still just a teen, she has something to offer and she just might be the key to making sure the entire world doesn’t end.
Emily and her dog are making their way to Alaska after the devastation caused by the alien red rain in Extinction Point. One day they stumble across a valley with a unique microclimate that has allowed it to escape the effects of the red rain, and Emily discovers three survivors: Simon and his two children, Ben and Rhiannon. While trying to escape with them, Simon is killed by a new type of alien creature, and Ben is infected and begins to change into some sort of alien hybrid. Only Emily, Rhiannon, and the dog make it out of the mainland US and into the wilderness of Alaska, but the scientists they meet have not been telling the whole truth…
One day the sky started raining red water. The next day almost everyone in the world was dead. In New York, Emily Baxter survives for unexplained reasons, a lone person in a city that formerly held millions. She discovers that a small team of scientists is alive in Alaska, far out of the reach of the red rain, and decides to take the long journey to join them. However, as she tries to escape the city, she learns that the red rain brought far more than death to the Earth. Using the corpses of humanity, this alien presence has begun to terraform the planet into a strange new place with terrifying creatures and red forests.
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