Blloon | A Great New App For Reading

As you may have gathered, I am a bit of a bookworm. I have already read a ton of books this year so far and although I am currently in a reading slump (lots of work and no time to read!), I thought it was high time I shared the Blloon app, available on the App store for Apple devices

I was recently offered the chance to review the app and I have definitely been putting it to good use. I have read four or five books so far with plenty more to read. I received a select number of pages free with which to read books but there are two subscription prices – £3.99 a month for 500 pages or £6.99 for 1000. Readers can also ‘top up’ as and when they need to and there is also the opportunity to earn pages via people signing up through your link (you can sign up through me here).
There is also the opportunity to preview books  – reading a sample can often let you get a feel for the book. Then if you so wish, you can purchase pages to continue.


I find Blloon a very unique app. It provides readers with a vast number of books to choose from (as seen above) and purchasing pages is relatively easy. Once you have your pages, you can then simply exchange them to read on – once the sample has finished, it will pop up saying you need to use so many pages to finish the book. If you want to, you just click select and it debits your pages. It really is as simple as that.
Below are a selection of the books I downloaded – I have a very varied taste:


I find reading on this app as easy as reading on my Kindle – plus as you aren’t paying for the book but the pages, it makes it a little cheaper to read the books via this method. I’ve managed to read a couple of books that had been on my wishlist for quite some time and also found some great new reads from it – some which are in my top 5 books for the year so far. I am really enjoying using Blloon and I am looking forward to using it for a long time to come.

Would you ever consider using an app like this?

We were given a free trial of the app for the purpose of this review

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to books and prefer hard copies, but am impressed with your overview of the range of books available and sampling is a great idea.

  2. Thanks for the review. It's great to hear your thoughts on Blloon! You definitely do have varied taste (like me!). For the record, "Grantchester" is also on my to-read list for May. 🙂

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