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⏳ It is easy to write about an excellent book – you can just keep praising it. It is also straightforward to write about a terrible book – just let your emotions run freely. It is quite hard to say something about the book, which is average. It is also quite hard to say something about a book where both of our opinions clashes. And The Immortalists is precisely that – mediocre book with mixed views from both of us.
⏳ Character development? Average. Premises? Average, on the higher end. Story? Average. Everything is just mediocre and doesn’t exactly live up to expectations. And expectations are quite high after reading the synopsis.
⏳ Four siblings visit the gipsy woman, and she tells them the exact time of their death. After that, the book branches out and tells individual stories about each kid and how they come to their end. And this is the first problem with the story – nobody is “normal”. While you get that the author tried to make characters as attractive as possible, but for the most part, they sound a rather unlikely bunch. Also, after reading the book raising such a question as “What would you do if you knew the time of your death?” You would expect some answers, ideas or even premises for your own imagination. But unfortunately, after the book ends, you are left with nothing.
⌛ While it sounds like that, not everything is doom and gloom. It is quite an emotional and diverse book. It explores the existence of god, sexuality and loyalty. It leaves you hopeless and sad at some places, just doesn’t exactly live up to hype.
3/4 predictions out of five.