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Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
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Mar 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781524773007

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What a story! Kenneth Oppel has written a thriller so exciting that the pages might well have been printed with adrenaline.” —Wall Street Journal

“The book rockets off, and Oppel never eases up on the gas.” —The New York Times

A phenomenal kickoff to an enthralling trilogy. The conclusion is especially powerful, delivering an overwhelming roller-coaster ride of relief and horror.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Wilderness survival and alien invasion combine for an exciting page-turner.” —Booklist

“Action-thriller led by three characters whose backstories continue to unfurl with intriguing detail… will leave readers satisfied.” —The Bulletin

“In this fast-paced thriller, Oppel spins a richly drawn, incredibly fascinating world. Beginning with the brilliantly unique premise of a botanical alien invasion, the plot unravels satisfyingly, building readers’ curiosity by creating 10 new questions for every answer given. A thrilling alien-invasion novel based on a chillingly nefarious premise.” —Kirkus Reviews

“BLOOM is a lightning-paced adventure that grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. This book is ridiculously fun … and by ‘fun’ I mean terrifying!” —Jonathan Auxier, author of The Night Gardener

Absolutely riveting. Superb storytelling, great characters and an environmental crisis — readers will hardly be able to wait for the second book in the trilogy.”—The Globe and Mail

Steadily adds new horrors, potently escalating the story’s pace, stakes, and anxiety as the plants crowd out food crops, explosively release allergy-causing pollen, and begin exhibiting carnivorous tendencies.” —Publishers Weekly


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