While Young Adult is not one of the genres I set out to review, I was drawn to it because it was a novella – one of my favourite forms of literature. Bloom; A Monster Love Novella by Desdemona Wren is a fairy tale romance. Holly is battling to decide what she wants in life and to overcome the fear and insecurity that stop her pursing her dreams. When Nia, a nymph, arrives through a portal in her family barn Holly is able to open up to the world and come to terms with her sexuality.
The actions of the characters are at times unrealistic, but otherwise this is an easy entertaining story especially for lovers of young adult romance. Bloom joins the canon of diverse books and offers insight into the mind of young people who’ve been marginalised or traumatised due to their sexuality.