Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

Hello lovelies. Did you miss me? Sorry for my absence but it was Homecoming. :) I'm also going to be absent this week since I have a lot of practice for our first competition. But I do have a review for you guys of a book that I read back in January.

Bloom

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

3 stars I think

Lauren is a girl who isn’t considered to be popular, but is only popular because she is dating the ultra-perfect-popular guy in school. Lauren is full of insecurities and she only stays with her boyfriend, Dave, because it’s the right thing for her to do so she doesn’t become her mom. Then Evan Kirkland moves back. Evan’s mom used to date Lauren’s dad and they developed a close friendship and now when she sees him she can’t deny her sudden attraction to him. Even if being with Evan means Lauren is more like her mom than she cares to admit. I’m not sure how to rate this book. I liked it and enjoyed it, but at the same time I was frustrated with Lauren and her choices.


The main female character is Lauren. I could relate to Lauren in some ways, but then I wanted to bitch slap her to the moon and back. Her choices were idiotic and made me frown at her stupidity. If I was in her shoes I would’ve just dumped Mr. Perfect in the first place. No, I wouldn’t have even dated him for as long as she did. She didn’t even really like him all that much but stayed with him because she didn’t want to be like her mom. Lauren needed to get over this speed bump of not becoming her mom. Her fear of not being her mom was actually making her, her mom. I can’t hate her completely thought because her mistakes just show that she is human.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7

The main male characters are Evan and Dave. Dave was Lauren’s boyfriend and he was played like a violin. Poor guy, he seemed nice but that’s it. He had no depth and I can’t even remember what he was like (I read this book back in January so that might be why). Evan was interesting, but aside from him sounding hot and sweet I felt like I didn’t get to know him.


Swoon Worthy Scale: Dave: 4 Evan: 8

The Villain- Lauren and her dumbass fears and stupidity are the only villain this book had to offer. Her psychological problems amused me.

Villain Scale: 6

Lauren’s best friend, Katie, was so superficial. Every time she would walk into the book I would groan at her superficial remarks… and then towards the end it’s obvious she has more problems than Lauren and is a really good friend. Katie was the not-so-great friend. I think Katie should get her own novel. She would be interesting.


Character Scale: 7.5

This book was all about Lauren. Lauren’s problems, choices, and Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. I think Lauren needs to sit down and let someone have the spotlight for a second. 
Sit your ass down gif Pictures, Images and Photos 

The other characters needed love to and I don’t think they got that. The book had some good points and I got emotional at one point, even though it wasn’t really that sad, but compared to Living Dead Girl (also by Scott and my first book by her) this book failed to be special or touching. So this novel wasn't character driven, but I felt meh towards everything, but at the same time I was invested in finding out what happened. That probably made absolutely no sense but I'm conflicted when it comes to Bloom. Not Scott’s best work, but I’m still going to pick up her other books.

Cover Thoughts: I really like this cover. I’m not sure if it’s the color, the flower, or just the simplicity of it. But I like it and that’s all I have to say. 

So, what do you guys think of Bloom? Have you read it? Do you want to read it? Tell me your thoughts I would love to know.  
 

2 comments:

  1. Ohh. I didn't think it was like that. 0_______0 My bad. I thought it was a whole lot sadder and such, but, huh, didn't think it was how you described it. I read Living Dead Girl it was good, I didn't have anything bad to say about it, but I didn't think I would pick up anything else by her. Well, maybe not this one.

    Great review! :)

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    1. Thanks Delaney! This book was completely different from what I thought it would be and it was a bit of a disappointment but it wasn't all that bad.

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