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 by Elizabeth Scott
3 stars I think
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
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.