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Hatch by Kenneth Oppel and Sophie Amoss is the sequel to Bloom. Anaya, Petra, and Seth are now at an underground military bunker with a bunch of other genetically modified teens. Meanwhile a new rain has brought a delivery of eggs that have hatched and are rapidly growing, breeding, and evolving.
The vast majority of this middle book in the trilogy is spent on the training, testing, and day to day routine of the teens. There's also more of Oppel's embarrassingly awkward attempts to write teen romance, a la Every Hidden Thing (2016). To put it bluntly, this book is boring. There's an alien invasion going on and we're stuck in a bunker with some of the least realistic written teens ever written.
Like the first book I listened to the audio. Here with a plot moving slower than molasses in January, Sophie Amoss's habit of carefully enunciating and drawing out each syllable made me want to throw my phone across the room. If I decide to finish reading this trilogy when the final book releases in May, I will be reading it as an ebook.
The third book is Thrive and it releases May 4, 2021.