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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 ab ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Philomel (first published January 1st 2013)
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Wendy Darling
DNF at 137 pages. I liked the beginning of the book, which felt very Every Day-like in its thoughtfulness and sensitivity, and I like Stephen's POV. I am not a fan of Elizabeth's POV, however, and after a sudden kiss at their third meeting on page 70, instalove after that, and a plot that got progressively more convoluted (view spoiler), this just wasn't a premise that worked for me.

Paranormal romance written like realistic fiction, but without enough consis
Holy cow.

Andrea Cremer and David Levithan??? Together???

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---UPDATE: 21st October 2013----

2.5 stars.

Dear fellows, I am sorry to communicate the only binomial who actually works (and I mean mind-blowing works) is David Levithan - Rachel Cohn.

The first half of the book wasn't actually that bad, but then... Meeeeeeeeeh.

This is probably one of the hugest
Alice Belikov  First lady Ivashkov
First of all, can I say I LOVE David Levithan and Andrea Cremer! I meet both of them at signings and they are both amazing people and I was super excited to her they both did a mash up on this book. Them two together was seriously a matched made in heaven 0:)

So invisibility is about a guy named Stephen, who is invisible due to a cures that he knows nothing about. He is pretty much your average guy but you know invisible to everyone(so he thinks) until he meets Elizabeth, a girl who has moved rig
Initial reaction: Dude - I actually really enjoyed this and it was probably helped by a decent audio narration. I wasn't thrilled about Elizabeth's POV in turns and the overarching "instalove", but it was the secondary characters, Stephen's POV and narrative voice, and the intrigue of the cursecasting and light/dark undertones of the narrative that won me over.

Full review:

For all intents and purposes, I'm really surprised that I ended up really liking this book a whole heck of a lot. I will conc
Jul 12, 2014 Jen added it
I am a HUGE fan of David Levithan and his fictional collaborations with John Green and Rachel Cohn. In fact, Nick and Norah and Will Grayson, Will Grayson are some of my favorite YA contemporaries of all time.

Based on the blurb and cover, I went into Invisibility expecting a book like Levithan's Every Day, a contemporary with a hint of the paranormal. I liked the way Every Day offered minimal explanation for the paranormal elements and instead focused on the more existential or philosophical sid
Kat O'Keeffe
So much potential, but ultimately there were some aspects that just didn't work for me.

First off, what did work: I loved the premise and the whole idea of the cursed invisible boy and the one girl who could see him. I also liked the writing throughout. I enjoyed Levithan's chapters a little more, but Cremer's chapters were also well written. The story was interesting and kept me entertained, and I also thought characterization was well done (even though I wasn't a fan of all the characters.)

I'm going to warn you in advance - this will be a ranty review. And not because Invisibility was terribly bad, but because I was terribly disappointed. I mean, David Levithan is an author who cemented his place on my very small auto-buy list with just ONE book - Every Day. Now, I know, I shouldn't really compare one book against the other, but when you hold an author in such high esteem, it's nearly impossible not to do so.

The basic plot is intriguing, if not necessarily completely my cup of te
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Oh, expectations, you turncoats. Always there when I start out, and off who the fuck knows where as I suffer through an uninspired book. Before you start telling me I shouldn't have finished this book, believe me, I know that was an option. However, by the time I was sure I wouldn't like it, I was too far into the book to DNF. Once I've read twenty percent or so, it's happening, and that's all there is to it. Invisibility isn't necessarily a bad book, but it's certainly not what I was hoping for ...more
Sep 28, 2012 Saniya marked it as to-read
David Levithan and Andrea Cremer?


Can't wait to read this! :D
Jan Bethel
Love-Hate Relationship again!

I loved this book when it started. But somehow I ended up not liking it.

Tsk! **Actual review to come**
Jana (The Book Goddess)
I feel really stupid for asking this but.. can someone explain to me about everyone's comments about Cremer's anti-feminism? I do agree but isn't the point of her Nightshade series to show girls in a very different 'light'? lol I'm so confused..
Oct 11, 2011 Cory marked it as to-read
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan? Questionable sexism ahoy.
I have enjoyed David Levithan’s previous works and so I was excited to read Invisibility his collaboration with Andre Cremer. He takes his readers on a journey that leaves them in awe at the close of the book(s). From magic, to romance to friendship I was completely caught up in the tale and its characters. While I clearly heard Levithan’s voice throughout the novel, I was equally impressed by Cremer and look forward to explore more of her works. Invisibility is a book to be both devoured and sa ...more
Miss Bookiverse
Liebes Invisibility,
oh mann! Was war das denn? Und wieso? Es hätte doch… argh!

Wie du merkst, hast du mich ganz schön frustriert. Dabei hat alles so traumhaft angefangen. In typischer Levithan-Manier hat mich schon dein erstes Kapitel begeistert. Es war sofort da, dieses „deshalb ist das mein Lieblingsautor“-Gefühl. Du hattest etwas von deinem Bruder Every Day, einen interessanten Grundkonflikt (unsichtbarer Junge wird plötzlich von einer einzigen Person gesehen) mit einer paranormalen Note und g
Eric Townsend
Invisibility is filled with just as much awkwardness as the teen romance it contains. Teen romance can be epic, it can be ugly and usually it has bits of everything in between, such is the case here. So let’s break it down just like that, it’s time for the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

- Levithan. The man can flat out WRITE. While his style does seem to carry over in everything he writes (the set of rules of the invisibility curse is reminiscent of his set of rules in Every Day for that MC
the golden witch.
4.5/5 stars!

Ever since "Every Day", I've become a Levithan devotee. And I've been a Cremer devotee since "Nightshade", so when I heard these two were writing a book together? I made a noise that wasn't human. I was really anticipating it (seriously in my top ten for early 2013), and I'm so glad it pretty much lived up my expectations. While I can see this book may not be for everyone (the pacing is a bit slow, and the big reveals take time and patience to get to), it's well worth the wait for me
Allana Kephart
Nov 03, 2012 Allana Kephart marked it as to-read
...David Levithan....and Andrea Cremer....are writing a book....together.

Mary (BookHounds)


Stephen has lived his whole being invisible to every one without knowing exactly why. When he is a young teen, his mother dies and he exists in New York City, the perfect place to be unseen. That is until a new girl moves into his apartment building and shocks him to his very core. Elizabeth can see him and although she has major family and attitude issues, Stephen starts to fall for her. As the pair become closer and closer,
INVISIBILITY was just a bit better than ok for me. AHHHHHH SO MANY PLOT HOLES :/ Does anyone know if this is going to have a freakin sequel. I loved Stephen, but I wasn't a a total fan of Elizabeth. She just seemed like a light-switch throughout the entire novel there were parts that I loved about her and there were parts that I hated. I thought the beginning of the book was so well done I truly felt sorry for Stephen and I really connected with him, the middle of the book was super fast paced ...more
This book was okay. There were issues that were discussed such as homophobia and interesting characters like Laurie and Stephen. This book would’ve probably been a lot more interesting if we could get rid of Elizabeth all together because I didn’t care about her or find her compelling at all. The pacing felt off because I felt like there were two different approaches to the story running parallel. Through Stephen’s POV (written in Levithan’s style) we’re given more of thoughtful and contemporary ...more
I was so excited to receive an ARC for this! But, I'm not sure how I feel after finishing INVISIBILITY. I'm a huge David Levithan fan girl and I've read Andrea Cremer's Nightshade series, which I liked, but INVISIBILITY was just a bit better than ok for me. I loved Stephen and I could sense Levithan there, but I wasn't a fan of the other main character, Elizabeth. She just seemed rather cold throughout the entire novel and I had a hard time rooting for her. I thought the beginning and end of the ...more
Premeditation: My whole attraction to this book is David Levithan. As of April 2012 I've only read two of his works, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. However, his collaboration with John Green on the later, is definitely an all time favourite of mine. And although I'm not familiar with the female author, I think the basic premise sounds interesting.
sunset shimmer
Aug 23, 2014 sunset shimmer marked it as dnf
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan? o_o Wow, I never thought those two authors would ever team up.

I've been looking forward to Invisibility for some time. I loved Andrea Cremer's Nightshade books and while I have not read David Levithan I admire the impact that he seems to have on people. I have nothing for respect for the both of them. That said I was not a fan of this book. Strike that, I was not a fan of the latter two-thirds of this book. There was a disconnect for me and I couldn't get back into it afterwards.

Stephen is invisible. He has been since his birth. For many years he lived in
Kylara Jensen
I would give this book 2.5 stars, but ultimately I have to round that down. The beginning was really good and enjoyable and it just went down hill from there.

This book is told in alternating male and female pov chapters. And at first it just seems like a contemporary fiction YA where the guy just happens to be invisible and the girl is the only one who can see him. The language is very lovely and literary. The characters mesh well together. Stephen, the invisible boy is appropriately lonely/angs
Linda Cohen
I had really high hopes for this book because I loved Every Day when I read it last year and I have to say I was not disappointed. I have yet to read any of the other titles David Levithan has co-written with other YA authors but if this is any indication of the enjoyment I'm in for I have several new titles to add to my reading list.

Have you ever felt invisible--that people just don't see you? For Stephen this is his reality owing to a curse his Grandfather placed on his mother. Imagine how muc
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties

I FINISHED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The concept of this book is pretty interesting.

Stephen is cursed with invisibility. He was born that way. Elizabeth sometimes wishes she was invisible. Elizabeth and Stephen meet. Elizabeth can see him (*gasp*) and they basically fall in love.

A world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses threatens to pull them apart. Deciding how deep they delve into this world could be the difference between love and death.


I guess the concept of being cursed wi
…what did I just read. It was interesting…just not very good in a sense. I felt the world was a little confusing and that the whole insta-love thing wasn't working out, but when does it ever?

What I didn't like:
-Obviously I didn't particularly enjoy the insta-love. I felt that they jumped into into it a bit to soon. I know that Elizabeth was the first person to actually ever possibly see Stephen. It was lines like these that made me roll my eyes so early in the book:
"I am so new at this thing, w
Karen Russell
WOW... This is so not what I thought it was going to be! I even (mistakenly) thought it would be lame. How can you really make a story, especially with romance involved, interesting when one person is invisible? Boy was I ever wrong!

Listening to this book was an added bonus. The narrators were AWESOME! They did an amazing job bringing the characters to life. Each chapter changed point of views switching between Steven and Elizabeth. LOVE LOVE LOVE that! I fell in love with Steven right from the
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Stephen Swinton has always been invisible. He was born that way, and while his father couldn't handle it and left, his mother loved him and kept him and taught him how to give himself weight and presence. It doesn't matter if Stephen puts on clothes - no one can see him. No one has ever seen him. It's a family curse but his mother died of an aneurysm several years ago without ever telling him the truth of his invisibility. His father, who lives in California, pays for the apartment in New York w ...more
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Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin.

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