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Hatch

A Novel

by Kenneth Oppel

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Description

Book Two in the Bestselling Bloom Trilogy

First the rain brought seeds. Seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.

Seth, Anaya, and Petra are strangely immune to the plants’ toxins and found a way to combat them. But just as they have their first success, the rain begins again. This rain brings eggs. That hatch into insects. Not small insects. Bird-sized mosquitos that carry disease. Borer worms that can eat through the foundation of a house. Boat-sized water striders that carry away their prey.

But our heroes aren’t able to help this time–they’ve been locked away in a government lab with other kids who are also immune. What is their secret? Could they be…part alien themselves? Whose side are they on?

Kenneth Oppel expertly escalates the threats and ratchets up the tension in this can’t-read-it-fast-enough adventure with an alien twist. Readers will be gasping for the next book as soon as they turn the last page…

 

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel published his first book, Colin’s Fantastic Video Adventure at the age of eighteen. He has since written numerous books for young readers, including the Silverwing trilogy, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children.

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

"The book’s character arcs are nuanced and believable and the prose, gorgeously rendered. Oppel’s chillingly beautiful, detailed world is the perfect backdrop to the action-packed plot."

— <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>

“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, on <em>Bloom</em>

"A terrifying non-stop thriller . . .  full of emotionally complicated subplots."

— Quill & Quire, on <em>Bloom</em>

"The appeal of fantasy, suspense, horror, and relationships will be too strong for readers to resist, and they will be avidly awaiting the final book in this series. An impressive addition to the outstanding trilogy."

— School Library Journal

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