Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Genre: Magic, Supernatural, Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: Paperback, 384 pages
Published: 22 April 2014, Speak (first published: 7 May 2013)
Source: Copy borrowed from a friend
Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.
Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there.
Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her—all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way—a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go—because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions: history and fantasy. Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.
David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children’s book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.
Okay, I really don’t know what to say.
One, this book is filled with quotable quotes.
Two, it is freaking deep.
Three, it has just the right amount of everything.
Four, it is everything.
Five, I really have no idea where to start.
Six, Laurie is my spirit animal.
This book is stunning.
Hold on, let me reassemble this thing that has once been my brain.
After a few minutes or maybe hours, I still haven’t gotten how deep this is.
Okay, the plot. The plot was interesting. And this was more than what I expected. Well, nothing was a shock, and I can predict a lot of what happened but it was all great.
The characters… I has a little problem with Elizabeth. She can be seriously-mainstreamingly annoying. Laurie is the best thing that has ever happened to everybody’s lives. Stephen, I don’t know what to say about him, really.
The writing, this is where I go crazy over. It is freaking deep. In the way that it just fits the very moment. No word felt very forced, no line ever made me think: All this could still be this without this.
My last sentence – Did you get that?
Okay, the ending though, was kinda anti-climatic. I don’t know. It all happened in a flash. You know, when you’re going all so fast then someone suddenly hits the brakes. Turns out you’re all fine. Physically fine but not emotionally fine. Like that.
The romance: I don’t know whether to approve of it or not. Let’s keep it real: It was insta-love. But not in the way that it feels forced. Somehow, it was just as it is. And we gotta admit, it felt a little longer than it is. So there, it was crazy but it is what is. And sometimes, they can be sweet, I’m melting.
Overall, I’ve said everything. Haha. Really.