Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weekly Reads: Invisibility

Invisibility is a book I've had checked out from our library and re-renewing for far too long. I finally vowed to read it and return it. It's written by David Levithan, whom I thoroughly enjoy and Andrea Cremer, whom I'm not familiar with but who writes paranormal books.

The book started out really interesting as Stephen is invisible, and he suddenly meets someone in his building who can see him. I was super intrigued as to why, and then it got all paranormally and lost my interest a bit. For those that are into paranormal stuff, I'd imagine they'd devour this, but it ended up moving fairly slow. I did love that it was set in NYC since I was gearing up for my trip there.

My rating: 3 stars.

Summary from goodreads:

Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.

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