The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

35663816This family drama follows the live of four siblings who visit a fortune teller who tells each of them the date they will die. Burdened by this knowledge, the Gold siblings make very different decisions about how to live their lives. Simon and Klara both run away to San Francisco to follow their dreams, while Daniel becomes an army doctor and Varya turns to science.

It took me a really long time to get into the story. I found that for the whole first part, following Simon, I didn’t really care about the characters or what was going on. It wasn’t until Klara’s section that I got more interested, but then I began to lose interest again reading about Daniel and Varya.

The Immortalists is based on an interesting concept and had quite an intriguing opening, but after the first death the plot became surprisingly predictable and was pretty depressing throughout. None of the Gold children lived happy lives and it wasn’t much fun to read.

I saw so many positive reviews and comments about this book before I read it, but I was really disappointed in the end. I could just never get into it enough to enjoy the story or develop much interest in the characters.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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