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By Christopher Barzak | Comments: ( 499 ) | Date: ( Feb 19, 2020 )

For fans of Patrick Ness and Tom McNeal comes a page turning novel that s part ghost story, part love story Aidan Lockwood lives in a sleepy farming community known for its cattle ranches and not much else That is, until Jarrod, a friend he hasn t seen in years, moves back to town It s Jarrod who opens Aidan s eyes to events he s long since forgotten, and who awakes iFor fans of Patrick Ness and Tom McNeal comes a page turning novel that s part ghost story, part love story Aidan Lockwood lives in a sleepy farming community known for its cattle ranches and not much else That is, until Jarrod, a friend he hasn t seen in years, moves back to town It s Jarrod who opens Aidan s eyes to events he s long since forgotten, and who awakes in him feelings that go beyond mere friendship But as Aidan s memories return, so do some unsettling truths about his family As Aidan begins to probe into long buried secrets, the lines between the past and the present, tales and truths, friends and lovers begin to blur, and Aidan will need to confront a family curse before he can lay claim to his life once Brilliant storytelling that unearths new intersections of love and magic Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Zeroes The unpredictability of curses, magic, and love are inexorably entwined in this gracefully written story Publishers Weekly, starred review A captivating exploration of the power of place, family, memory, and time itself Kirkus Reviews Barzak expertly balances magical realism, historical flashbacks, and contemporary teen romance in Aidan s journey of self discovery Booklist

  • Title: Wonders of the Invisible World
  • Author: Christopher Barzak
  • ISBN: 9780385392822
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Christopher Barzak

Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which was made into the Sundance feature film, Jamie Marks is Dead His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards His third novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, is a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book He is also the author of Before and Afterlives, which won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English outside of Tokyo, Japan Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.

Comments Wonders of the Invisible World

  • Christopher

    A bit biased, obviously!

  • anna (readingpeaches)

    THIS IS WHAT THE RAVEN CYCLE COULD HAVE BEEN IF M*GGIE DIDN'T HAVE HER HEAD SO FAR UP HER ASS4.5 ☆(dobry is not a name in polish. there's dobromir, dobromysł, dobrosław, dobrogost, dobrowit & a few others but not dobry)

  • Addi • Pages Within Me

    I'm going to be honest- when I marked this as "started reading", it was a complete lie. I didn't start it until this morning. I know, I know. It's terrible. But this book has officially brought me out of my reading rut because HOLY SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS that was a damn good story.When I started the book, I didn't really have that much expectations. The very beginning dragged a little bit- it felt stilted. It was a roller coaster that was only chugging upward, wanting to get some excitement but just [...]

  • Vitor Martins

    Wonders os the Invisible World foi uma leitura incrível! Esse é um livro que tem muitos elementos que eu amo. Viagens para outras dimensões, segredos de família, jornada de auto-conhecimento e garotos se beijando. Logo nos primeiros capítulos bateu a mesma sensação que eu tive quando li The Raven Boys. É uma história estranha, com uma magia diferente que o autor não entrega de bandeja para você. É preciso um pouco de paciência para ir descobrindo os segredos da família do Aidan. Ma [...]


    first page to last page this book was just interesting and weird I don't remember if I read book like it before and definitely I wanna read more like it

  • Giedre

    The world is full of stories. You can get lost if you aren’t careful.Weird and magical plus romance. Everything about this book was worthy of an A except the love interest was a bit too perfect to be true. It's like the love interest was more of a plot device than a fully fleshed out character, if that makes sense. Anyway, I found that one aspect mildly frustrating.

  • Kim

    I seem to have an affinity for those books which are magical and strange and not entirely definable. Sitting down to the write this review, it occurs to me how difficult it is to describe this book. I can tell you what it’s about, but to describe the experience of reading it almost makes me feel like I’ve had a spell cast on me myself. There is a palpable sense of unreality throughout as Aidan journeys to unravel the mysteries of himself and his family.Aidan can’t remember entire swaths of [...]

  • Stephanie

    Storytelling as a superpower is my jam

  • Fatma

    well, that was incredibly underwhelmingI hesitate to say that I enjoyed this at all, to be honest. Barely anything from this novel stood out to me. The characters either had no personality—I legit can't remember a single thing about Aidan—or one single trait that defined their entire personality—Aidan's mom is the I-Need-To-Keep-Secrets-From-You-To-Protect-You character and Jarrod is the Aidan-Is-The-Air-I-Breathe character. Secondly, the magical realism storyline was just painful to read. [...]

  • Lelia Nebeker

    Aiden Lockwood is missing some memories. When his former best friend Jarrod moves back to town, he helps Aiden try to piece together their history and find out why he can’t remember his unique ability to “reach across” the veil of time and space. Aiden suddenly becomes immersed in a strange world of magic, secrets, curses, and harbingers of death—all part of his complicated family history. Christopher Barzak weaves together Aiden’s journey of self-discovery with historical flashbacks, [...]

  • Lauren

    Family history, magic, coming of age, with romance and adventure mixed in for good measure. Great storytelling by Barzak! I enjoyed his style, both here and in the novella, The Language of Moths.--Read for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge "A young adult or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+"

  • Andrea

    He de admitir que este es un libro que me ha sorprendido gratamente. Me lo descargué sin saber de qué iba. Simplemente vi la portada y me quedé intrigada.Este libro cuenta la historia de un chico de unos diecisiete años que no es del todo común. Sé que suena a la típica novela juvenil pero tiene algo especial. El protagonista descubre que hay algo que no cuadra en su propia casa porque su mejor amigo de la infancia regresa al pueblo y él no lo recuerda demasiado bien. A partir de su prim [...]

  • Elena May

    I finished this book in a day. I'd just bought it the day before. That's how good this was. Read it. Read the review, whatever, but read the book.Not giving too much away, but the book focuses heavily on the themes of familial relationships, ancestral lines and the unseen side of things. What I liked was that it didn't focus too heavily on all three - Barzak managed to balance all these things for the most part, and I felt like what I was reading was a supernatural semi-tragic family drama playi [...]

  • Tori Thompson

    Aiden feels stuck in a dream, like he's just existing in his life but never really living it. Then his childhood best friend moves back after years away, trying to remind him of the bizarre, supernatural occurences that defined their relationship in more ways than one--and that he has no memory of. In search of his lost past, Aiden and Jarrod discover an exceptional ability, a devastating curse, an enduring love, and the true power of a good story.When I first picked up the ARC of this, I wasn't [...]

  • DeLani

    I absolutely cannot talk about this book without giving away any spoilers, because it’s essential to experiencing the story that you don’t know anything. But it is absolutely incredible!!! If you love romance and magic at all, please read this book.

  • Flor M

    hey this was cool and fun

  • Jonathan

    What about this book doesn't have my name written all over it? A multigenerational family saga with curses and magic and myths and love and despair and death and dreams and storytelling? It's everything I want put into a blender and mixed into a delicious smoothie. Aidan Lockwood is an amazing YA male character, everything lovable and annoying about a teenage boy, portrayed so realistically and endearingly that on more than one occasion I pulled back and said "wow--this is how you write a charac [...]

  • Ana ☾

    This was really good and weird, and I liked it for that. I think the story was very well done and very original, how all these stories got connected and with each one we understood more about everything going on. The elements of the sight and seeing more than the visible, the "psychic" vibe it had, and the weirdness of everything was 10 points.The relationship between Aidan and Jarrod was also super cute, and I liked how it was part of the story but not the main focus. They never have drama or " [...]

  • Jennifer Oliveira

    Welp, where to begin?So it took me a while to finish this book because The Raven King arrived while I was reading it and I couldn't wait to read the last of trc so I put this book down and returned to it laterYWAYThis was great. This was really, really good. You know what I like most about this book? Sexuality is not THE story. Sure there's a gay relationship and mentions of homophobia but that's not what Christopher focuses on. There's an actual story beyond that guys, an actual, great, slightl [...]

  • Nuria

    First book I have finished in a long time and I finished it in one night, which I also haven't done in a very long time. This book is amazing and if I were any good at writing proper book reviews I'd give you a twenty page essay (at the very least) about the absolute perfection that is this book. Re-read: So I just re-read this book and it shouldn't have taken even half as long as it did, but school and deadlines and exams kept me extremely busy. I have once again been reminded of just how in lo [...]

  • Nienke

    This book was so good!!! I could really relate to the main character at certain points during the book, and I absolutely loved the outcome of the events that happened in the book. There are supernatural elements in the book, and I really loved how the author waved that in the daily course of life.

  • Dennis

    This story is so much about learning who you really are The story is fascinating and gripping. All the time you get bits of a puzzle and that makes it hard to put the book down.The protagonist is a likeable teenage boy, who struggles with problems the way a curios teenage would do. He is not some kind of super brave hero, which makes him and his story honest.The fantasy part in this book is all about visions and out of body experiences. You get to know that there is more about it, but there is n [...]

  • Tori

    "You love me too much," I said. I couldn't bear to think of someone seeing me in a way that I couldn't. "It scares me sometimes, how sure you are about me."Oh my GOD!!!!! There's nothing better than a story about the importance and impact of stories, and I feel so lucky to have gotten to discover Aidan's with him. Every element of this book weaves its way throughout so delicately, the love stories and the magical realism and the mystery all braiding together into such an amazing final product. I [...]

  • Bp

    Maybe even 4.5⭐ because of personal relevance. I mean, I cannot remember the majority of my life and my childhood memories are more recitations of reported events rather than actual memories I have. For those reasons, this story was so engaging. I also lurved the love that was shared. ❤

  • Jeimy

    This reminds me of Remarkable Creatures, but with a queer twist. Nonetheless, it is a compelling story that keeps readers turning page after page; first to learn the mystery and then to read the resolution.

  • Paloma Villasenor

    I really really liked this book!!! It was really interesting that mysterious vibe that it had. Since the beginning you're trying to guess what's going to happen, and I love that about books. It gave me a vibe like The Raven Boys, if I am honest! The romance was super cute, but it wasn't the main focus, so it didn't take the plot away. I highly recommend it!

  • Will Bradford

    Wonders of the Invisible World is one of my favorite books. It's the type of book you reread every once in a while because you enjoy the writing as much as the story. I also highly recommend the audio version of this book. Michael Crouch's narration is excellent.

  • emma

    I don't even know what to say other than I absolutely loved this. I wish I could go back in time and read it again for the first time.

  • Stylareads

    This was an absolute masterpiece of a book. So many beautiful messages woven through this story. I'm surprised I only recently heard of this book, and I'm so glad I read it. It's one of the best I've read so far this year.

  • Gillik

    There's a lot I don't understand about YA novels in general and this novel in particular. I don't understand why so many YA authors write in a bland, clumsy, overwritten first person. (" 'Are you serious?' I said. Jarrod pulled back and looked like I'd accused him of lying, which I guess was true in that I doubted what he was saying.") I don't understand how an editor could let such wordy stuff go: the answer to being invited to a party is, "I said yes without hesitating. 'Yes,' I said, nodding [...]

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