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by Kenneth Oppel

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published: Feb 2020

The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogy

It was just rain.

But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up.


They. Are. Everywhere.

They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed.

Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra and Seth. What’s their connection? What’s their secret? A week ago, they wouldn’t have thought they had one.

But they’d better figure it out fast—the invasion has already begun.

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel

KENNETH OPPEL is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated TV series and a stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller that was named Children’s Novel of the Year by The Times (London). His other books include Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, The Boundless, The Nest and Every Hidden Thing. Born on Vancouver Island, Kenneth Oppel has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, as well as England and Ireland. He now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
10 to 14
5 to 9
Editorial Reviews

"Oppel steadily adds new horrors, potently escalating the story’s pace, stakes, and anxiety."

— Publishers Weekly

"A phenomenal kickoff to an enthralling trilogy. . . . An edge-of-your-seat, apocalyptic alien plants versus heroic hybrid teens adventure."

— School Library Journal <strong>(starred review)</strong>

"Absolutely riveting . . . Superb storytelling, great characters and an environmental crisis will completely captivate young readers."

— Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“A thrilling alien-invasion novel based on a chillingly nefarious premise.” 

— Kirkus Reviews

"The perfect book right now for young readers searching for hope, strength, inspiration — and just a little horticultural havoc."

— New York Times

"Kenneth Oppel has written a thriller so exciting that the pages might well have been printed with adrenaline. . . . So propulsive that some readers may find themselves using one hand to cover the paragraphs they haven’t read yet, to keep their devouring eyes from jumping ahead."

— Wall Street Journal

"A terrifying non-stop thriller."

— Quill & Quire

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 <em>The Night Gardener</em>

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