Bloom - Kenneth Oppel review


The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, and burrow below streets. They bloom--and release toxic pollens. They bloom--and form Venus flytrap-like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom--everywhere, unstoppable.

Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies--and yet not to these plants. What's their secret? Can they somehow be the key to beating back this invasion? They'd better figure it out fast, because it's starting to rain again....

Bloom is definitely a must read for fans of 'The Hunger Games' and 'Divergent'. It takes you to a whole new world, where you loose track of time and space around you. 

It starts of very mysterious and peculiar. You're immediately drawn into the story and you cannot put it down anymore. The storybuilding is very well written and it nicely portrays the storyline.

I really liked the 3 main characters because they are enjoyable and nice to read. The teenagers are able to put aside their differences and they grow closer to each other because of that. Their friendship grow stronger, the more they get to know theirselves and their hidden secrets. They start to trust eachother and they support eachother in these difficult times no matter what.  The main characters are not perfect, but that's what makes them seem kind of  'real'. They don't seem like almighty creatures that can cure the world and need to be feared by normal humans. 

The story's really fun and it's a nice relaxing read. I am really looking forward to read the next book, because I want to know what will happen to the 3 teenagers and the alien species. 

Book Specifics: 

  • Author: Kenneth Oppel 
  • Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
  • Themes: Vriendship, aliens, invasion, ....
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Published: February 4th, 2020
  • Number of pages: 320 pages:
  • ISBN-Code: 9781524773007
  • Price: $9.61
  • Rating: * * * *