I ached through the entirety of this book. Such troubled, troubling characters...so much of loss and love. And what a premise! Highly recommend.
“The point is that you have to live a lesser life in order to live a longer one. Don‘t you see that?”
Four siblings who visit a fortune teller find out the date of their deaths. The beginning of the book is far stronger than the end but it definitely brings up much to discuss about fate, the future, and family. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-immortalists-by-chloe-benjamin.h...
Need to start a few pages of my new read before I settle down to sleep. Who else has to have a book in progress always? 😁😁📖
I really love the colours in this less popular cover for The Immortalists 😍
It took me a bit to get into the book, but once it started on the siblings‘ stories, I enjoyed it. No spoilers, but several things happened that I didn‘t see coming.
Thanks @BookwormAHN for picking it. And thanks to my awesome #LMPBC #groupP, @Laughterhp @phatsallylee for making this such a great round! 💜
Book 3 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
This was my local bookclub's pick this month. The writing is very well done. Once I was finished though I just felt underwhelmed by it all. I started out thinking I would love it, however, I just never really connected to any of the characters.
Hard to put down in the best kind of way. A beautifully written novel with engaging and relatable themes. What does it mean not only to be alive, but to truly live? The Immortalists might just have the answer.
#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
This is a book I chose for its cover AND bought at an airport bookstore this last Spring Break. 2 things I don‘t normally do! The premise of the book was intriguing as well as having a pretty cover. The siblings did frustrate me, but I did enjoy it. Thanks for the tag @Daisey @SoniaC do you want to join in?
🎧 To be fair this was a recommendation that I didn‘t research. Great premise. Four different parts, one per sibling that follows each of their lives after they‘re given their death date by a gypsy psychic. The first child‘s story has more than a little graphic sex so if you feel this would offend you then please be warned. Loved their stories, they‘re raw and realistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3
So often, I nearly bailed on this book; but I was curious to see how the author handled such a big topics as free will vs. determinism and quality of life vs. quantity of life. The characters didn‘t seem real to me. They didn‘t come to life on the page. Some of their choices seemed maddeningly senseless in light of what we knew of them. And if there‘s one deal-breaker that can turn me off a book, it‘s the abuse of animals, this time in a lab.
I have been looking forward to this book for while! I found it on sale today 😁 time to dive in 📖 P.S. I absolutely love this cover ♥️ 🍃 🍁 🍂
This is a story about a family of 4 kids who grow into adults, carrying the burden of potentially knowing when they will die. I found it difficult to get fully invested in the characters, especially at the beginning, yet still enjoyed it to an extent.
I was so sad I didn't love this book with all the hype that it received. I'm convinced it was the pretty cover that fooled some into believing this book was more solid than it was. My favorite part was the youngest brother's story, Simon, and the rest of the book made it difficult to keep my interest.
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This was a pretty good book. I didn‘t know much about this book besides the main premise. 4 siblings go to a gypsy and learn the date of their death. It then goes on with each sibling‘s life and how they lived.
I don‘t want to say anymore as this is our #LMPBC book. I should have it out by the weekend!
#ReadingUSA2019 - Wisconsin (Author from)
My only regret is not having read this book sooner. I‘ve heard about the book and falsely formed an idea of what it would be about. I loved the way it was structured, in well thought-out parts. The plot was easy to follow and the main characters evoked feelings of both empathy and sympathy, depending on the situation. I wrote down many quotes but the one that made me laugh was this: “You can‘t sit around all day, like me. Eating pickles.”
4.5/5 stars. This is definitely a book that will make you think, and it will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. Would you live your life differently if you knew the exact date that you will die? I enjoyed reading the stories of four young siblings who made the decision to meet with a gypsy who revealed this information.
I listened to this book. It begins with four children, siblings, finding out the date of their deaths from a fortune teller. The remainder of the novel elucidates one by one the life, and death, of each. Their reaction and subsequent choices determine their deaths and their lives. The book is well-written, but the depth of the characters was disproportionate and the additional stories of side characters seemed too much.
I finished The Immortalists. It was fantastic. I can't waite for y'all to read it Group P. @Laughterhp it was mailed to you today. @phatsallylee @suvata
@wanderinglynn I received The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Thanks for the bookmarks. I will send along the others when I pass along the book.
Also I mailed your book back @jillannjohn for #TeamCthulhu and @SamHeartCoffee the last #coffeebeanbookclub box is on its way to you @Mommamanzi
I liked this book. It raises some interesting questions though, if we know the future would we act any differently than if we didn‘t? I don‘t know the answer to that question. I liked all the character and their individual quirks although because of my own reading schedule I was often reading this in small snippets late at night, which I‘m sure affected my comprehension of some parts.
The cover art on these books are so beautiful, and very similar! I wish we could learn more about cover artists!
So sad this one is over. I left it on my nightstand for an extra day because I wasn‘t ready to let go.
The writing was wonderful and the story structure was inventive and engaging.
I loved this story. I admit to yelling out loud at characters to stop their stories. Beautiful. ❤️