Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Invisibility” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


3.42  ·  Rating details ·  8,556 ratings  ·  1,295 reviews
A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him, by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.

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
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Penguin
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Invisibility, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Molly I think it is acceptance. Elizabeth wants Stephen to be visible of course.. but she Loves him/ accepts him despite he's invisible. I think the book…moreI think it is acceptance. Elizabeth wants Stephen to be visible of course.. but she Loves him/ accepts him despite he's invisible. I think the book highlights so well that being kind to people and accepting their differences is an approach we should all have. (less)
Molly Oh my goodness , I really do hope so! i love how open ended the ending is , so the reader can imagine what happens next.…moreOh my goodness , I really do hope so! i love how open ended the ending is , so the reader can imagine what happens next. (less)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.42  · 
Rating details
 ·  8,556 ratings  ·  1,295 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Invisibility
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
Holy cow.

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

This is just so ifcnbIFNIWEeiurwbfw ierEFgberg jhbdADcfbe foAuweRW BV SURGYkjanrg aehusdfUBf w H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


---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
MeMe Belikova 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
Jen Ryland
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
Nicay Magnate

I am a cause with no effects. I am footsteps without a sound. I am nothing but air - noticeable in motions but gone even as it arrives.

I don't know what will I felt after reading this. Enjoyment? Satisfaction? Asking for more? Hmm. I don't really know.

Well, my rating is still in a tag of war between 3 to 3.5 . It was a balance of likeness and still undecided for this story.

I guess I need to explain first what was the story about without any spoilers, so I can verdict my final decision after
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
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, paranormal, romance
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
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**
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 ...more
Sep 28, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
David Levithan and Andrea Cremer?


Can't wait to read this! :D
Bee (Heart Full of Books)
The original review can be found at Heart Full of Books!

When it comes to David Levithan I find that his co-written works are always the best, and Invisibility continues to prove this theory right. I absolutely loved the first 150 pages or so. They were so well written and I was completely absorbed by the characters and the situation. However, I do agree with the majority of the other reviews that this book lost its way in the middle, and began to feel like something completely different. Still,
Jana (My Messy Chapters)
Jul 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
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..
shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan? o_o Wow, I never thought those two authors would ever team up.
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This was an interesting read that I enjoyed, but it was really slow paced so it took a while for me to get through it.

Opening Sentence: I was born invisible.

The Review:

Stephen was born invisible. No one could see him, not even his mother. He is now 16 years old and his mother passed away a year ago. His father left when he was young so he lives in his New York City apartment by himself. He lives a simple life since you can order pretty much
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
This was quite a surprise. Not what I expected at all. It's a nice story about a boy who's invisible, the one girl who can see him, and why this is all possible. A pleasant little urban fantasy with a great ending and a pretty good bad guy.

I only had a couple of problems with this book - one being that it's basically instalove. I did love the relationship between these two characters, but boy did it happen fast. The other is a situation with Elizabeth's brother Laurie that happened before they
Oda Renate
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buy-next, favorites
even with the bitter sweet ending, I love this book.
it funny, relatable,romantic, realistic,uniqe.
just overall utterly perfect.
reread it today because its still one of my fave books.
I have loved to read all my 25 years, yet I can think of few other books I have read that are as perfect as this one. so impactful, full of dept, intimacy, love and beauty.
I am amazed how EVERY SINGLE WORD is perfect in the story.
Rereading it this time I do have some thoughts a) there was talk about a adaption
usagi ☆ミ
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
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
Marine's Books
First of all, I read the French edition of it and I would like to highlight how pretty the French cover is, I mean, it is really prettier than the original one, isn’t it? I had seen it many times in bookshops and I really wanted to read it, but it had rather mixed opinions. This is why I really want to thank the publisher for sending me this book. I have to say that it was a good surprise for me and I am glad I discovered this universe of spells and curses. It was a real pleasure to read
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Vem Night
It wasn't hard reading the book. The flow was smooth and the plot is interesting. However, it ended with an unfinished business. I read the book wondering how it will be resolved but upon reaching the end, I'm still left in that same state. Wondering. Maybe it will maybe it wont, well I think it needs a follow up story. It's not a hanging ending tho.
Allana Kephart
...David Levithan....and Andrea Cremer....are writing a book....together.

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 ...more
Actual rating: 3.5/5 stars

I started this book because I really enjoyed David Levithan's books that I've read so far. Starting this book, up to page 100 or so, I really enjoyed it. Loved it even, the writing style, the story development and the characters all.

However, I was expecting this book to be like YA contemporary, maybe something like Everyday, but instead of that, I was given a surprise with some magic element, spells and curses as the story and secrets unfold. I was accepting it at the
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, young-adult
I'm going to agree with pretty much everything W Habecker said in his review - except for the rating. (He gave it 4 stars.) (Check out his review, by the way. It's good.)

The stories (I say stor ies because that's what it felt like) were all pretty decent initially, but just kept abruptly changing - like they weren't sure where they were going or how to get there.

When my wife and I were dating long-distance, we wrote a book together. She'd write a few pages and put it in the mail for me. I'd
Trigger warnings: loss of a parent (prior to the beginning of the book), murder, visual hallucinations, homophobia, violence.

When I picked this up, I was expecting something along the lines of Transparent by Natalie Whipple - a sci-fi story about a kid who was born invisible. Instead, what I got was far more fantasy than sci-fi. Yes, the protagonist is invisible. He struggles a lot with that because since his mother died, basically nobody knows he exists. Until a new family moves in down the
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: w-2018-audiobook
I didn't like this audiobook too much but I also didn't disliked. I just enjoyed. I felt the romance was not well developed, the couple was saying they loved each other within very few days with now base or time for a true connection to really say they loved each other. But I did like them in general. My favorite character was Elizabeth's brother. I liked that a reason for Steven's invisibility was presented and acceptable, and of course I prefer happy ever after endings, but I liked that the ...more


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,
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Who else thought the girl was annoying 2 18 Aug 24, 2014 08:23PM  
The play Laurie wanted to do 2 30 Jan 29, 2014 01:36PM  
7DRAKE: Invisibility Review 2 13 Oct 31, 2013 09:04AM  
German reading ci...: [Part 4] Kapitel 25-Ende 6 12 Jul 01, 2013 05:57AM  
German reading ci...: [Part 2] Kapitel 9-16 7 10 Jun 30, 2013 04:52AM  
German reading ci...: [Part 3] Kapitel 17-24 5 7 Jun 30, 2013 04:50AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)
  • Someday (Every Day, #3)
  • Another Day (Every Day, #2)
  • Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall, #1)
  • Escrito em algum lugar
  • Period 8
  • The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)
  • The Lives We Lost (Fallen World, #2)
  • Six Earlier Days (Every Day #0.5)
  • The Marbury Lens (The Marbury Lens, #1)
  • Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)
  • Control (Control, #1)
  • The Uprising (The Forsaken, #2)
  • Lucky Little Things
  • Last Girl Lied To
  • Every Day (Every Day, #1)
  • The Originals
  • Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy
See similar books…
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.

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
“People say that time slips through our fingers like sand. What they don't acknowledge is that some of the sand sticks to the skin. These are memories that will remain, memories of the time when there was still time left.” 77 likes
“Just as a fever makes cold feel colder, love can make loneliness feel lonelier.” 42 likes
More quotes…