Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Immortalists
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. Four siblings, too young for what they are about to hear, sneak out to hear their fortunes. We then follow the intertwined paths the siblings take over the course of five decades and, in particular, how they choose to live with the supposed knowledge the fortune-teller gave them that day. This is a story about life, mortality and the choices we make: is it better to live a long and cautious life, or to burn brightly, but for the shortest time?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Vertabrain
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

21 likes1 stack add
review
Addison_Reads
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Mehso-so

Book 3 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

This was my local bookclub's pick this month. The writing is very well done. Once I was finished though I just felt underwhelmed by it all. I started out thinking I would love it, however, I just never really connected to any of the characters.

MrBook I felt the same way at the end. 3w
21 likes1 comment
blurb
Addison_Reads
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Starting this audiobook today for my local library's bookclub. It has some magic/supernatural tones to it, so I guess that makes it part of my #screamathon reads as well. 🍁

blurb
BookishGirl06
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

#covercrush #7days7covers Day 5. A book I put down a while back. Still haven‘t picked it back up yet.

marleed I just pulled this off my shelves to display with my fall decor. The cover is so pretty! 3w
73 likes1 comment
review
phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I'm a little late finishing this book but i enjoyed the read. Thank you @BookwormAHN for the pick. @wanderinglynn i wil be mailing this out tomorrow. #lmpbc #groupP @Laughterhp @suvata

Laughterhp I mailed out the next book to you on Saturday! 3w
BookwormAHN Glad you enjoyed it 😸 3w
phatsallylee @wanderinglynn book mailed! @Laughterhp book received today! 3w
wanderinglynn 😀🙌🏻 3w
35 likes4 comments
review
thegreatmjd
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

Hard to put down in the best kind of way. A beautifully written novel with engaging and relatable themes. What does it mean not only to be alive, but to truly live? The Immortalists might just have the answer.

marleed I need to pull that book off my shelves and display as a seasonal book. It‘s such a beautiful autumn cover! 3w
7 likes1 comment
blurb
NeedsMoreBooks
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

@Lel2403 want to join? Post 7 book covers you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed and invite someone new each day 😊

Lel2403 Definitely... 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Lel2403 yay! ❣️ 4w
35 likes2 comments
blurb
Morr_Books
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Day 3: I was not a big fan of The Immortalists, but I love the cover - literally sparkles! #7days7covers #covercrush
Wanna play, @Jnnlb ?

AmyG I love this cover, too. 1mo
marleed It a gorgeous fall inspired cover! 1mo
69 likes2 comments
blurb
tpixie
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
Day 1
This is a book I chose for its cover AND bought at an airport bookstore this last Spring Break. 2 things I don‘t normally do! The premise of the book was intriguing as well as having a pretty cover. The siblings did frustrate me, but I did enjoy it. Thanks for the tag @Daisey @SoniaC do you want to join in?

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one as well. 1mo
tpixie @Reecaspieces 💝💝💝 1mo
91 likes2 comments
review
Twainy
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

🎧 To be fair this was a recommendation that I didn‘t research. Great premise. Four different parts, one per sibling that follows each of their lives after they‘re given their death date by a gypsy psychic. The first child‘s story has more than a little graphic sex so if you feel this would offend you then please be warned. Loved their stories, they‘re raw and realistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

review
Louise
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Panpan

So often, I nearly bailed on this book; but I was curious to see how the author handled such a big topics as free will vs. determinism and quality of life vs. quantity of life. The characters didn‘t seem real to me. They didn‘t come to life on the page. Some of their choices seemed maddeningly senseless in light of what we knew of them. And if there‘s one deal-breaker that can turn me off a book, it‘s the abuse of animals, this time in a lab.

Clare-Dragonfly Ugh, I‘ve had this stacked for a while, but now I‘m not sure it‘s worth looking for ☹️ 1mo
Louise @Clare-Dragonfly Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Of course, this is only one opinion. 💁🏻‍♀️ 1mo
89 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
trazo
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

I have been looking forward to this book for while! I found it on sale today 😁 time to dive in 📖 P.S. I absolutely love this cover ♥️ 🍃 🍁 🍂

Librariana A book I greatly enjoyed and hope you do, too! There was a whole article about the design process for this very cover and I find that kind of stuff endlessly fascinating 😊💜 1mo
trazo @Librariana where did you see the article? I am intrigued 😃 1mo
Librariana Here you go! 😊https://spinemagazine.co/articles/sandra-chui 1mo
trazo Thank you @Librariana ☺️ 1mo
62 likes4 comments
blurb
phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Settling in on this friday night with some pumpkin beer and my latest #lmpbc read! #weekendreading #beerandabook

Laura317 I am trying to decide if the jack-o-lantern is on the glass, in the glass, or behind the glass. Whichever, it‘s freakin‘ adorable. 1mo
phatsallylee @Laura317 it's on the outside. It's from elysian brewing which has many good pumpkin beers! 🎃 1mo
33 likes2 comments
review
MsLeah8417
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

I enjoyed the pairing of audiobook & physical book with this read. I would definitely recommend this book. It‘s a quick read that touched my heart more than once.

blurb
MsLeah8417
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Audiobook—-so far, so good

review
Beccacraft
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Mehso-so

This is a story about a family of 4 kids who grow into adults, carrying the burden of potentially knowing when they will die. I found it difficult to get fully invested in the characters, especially at the beginning, yet still enjoyed it to an extent.

monalyisha Same! I thought I was going to love this & was so surprised & disappointed when I was left feeling underwhelmed. 1mo
brilliantglow I received an arc of this and ended up DNFing it. I was disappointed. I thought I would absolutely love it. 1mo
6 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
LoverofLit
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Mehso-so

I was so sad I didn't love this book with all the hype that it received. I'm convinced it was the pretty cover that fooled some into believing this book was more solid than it was. My favorite part was the youngest brother's story, Simon, and the rest of the book made it difficult to keep my interest.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
A book gifted to you

The_Real_Nani I was certainly drawn in my cover but also the description because NYC is one of my favorite characters. I found it in a Little Free Library the other day and it‘s in my TBR pile. Very curious to read now and I will probably bump it up to the top! LOL 1mo
LoverofLit @The_Real_Nani I'll be looking for your review! 1mo
Cinfhen I really liked this book a lot, yes for the cover, yes for NY ( although very little actually happens there) @The_Real_Nani but mostly because it left me with so much to think about. 1mo
The_Real_Nani @Cinfhen ooh, I will definitely have to start this tonight! 1mo
The_Real_Nani @loveroflit let‘s see how long it takes me to read it! I‘ll try not to keep you waiting. LOL 1mo
36 likes5 comments
blurb
The_Real_Nani
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

#littlefreelibrary score 🙌🏼

16 likes1 stack add
blurb
phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

I think we all received our books on the same day! #lmpbc #groupP @wanderinglynn @Laughterhp @BookwormAHN

Leftcoastzen What a cutie!😻 2mo
Laughterhp Oh nice! I‘m glad it got there quickly! 2mo
BookwormAHN 😸 2mo
35 likes3 comments
review
Laughterhp
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

This was a pretty good book. I didn‘t know much about this book besides the main premise. 4 siblings go to a gypsy and learn the date of their death. It then goes on with each sibling‘s life and how they lived.

I don‘t want to say anymore as this is our #LMPBC book. I should have it out by the weekend!

#ReadingUSA2019 - Wisconsin (Author from)

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it 😺 2mo
Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 2mo
65 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
lkurgs
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

My only regret is not having read this book sooner. I‘ve heard about the book and falsely formed an idea of what it would be about. I loved the way it was structured, in well thought-out parts. The plot was easy to follow and the main characters evoked feelings of both empathy and sympathy, depending on the situation. I wrote down many quotes but the one that made me laugh was this: “You can‘t sit around all day, like me. Eating pickles.”

quote
lkurgs
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

“Most adults claim not to believe in magic, but Klara knows better. Why else would anyone play at permanence—fall in love, have children, buy a house—in the face of all evidence there‘s no such thing? The trick is not to convert them. The trick is to get them to admit it.”

review
Sward7
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

4.5/5 stars. This is definitely a book that will make you think, and it will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. Would you live your life differently if you knew the exact date that you will die? I enjoyed reading the stories of four young siblings who made the decision to meet with a gypsy who revealed this information.

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
Laughterhp
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Hey! @BookwormAHN I received your #LMPBC book in the mail today! Can‘t wait to dive into this book!

Thanks for the bookmarks!

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 3mo
Scochrane26 I liked this one. Makes you think. 3mo
Hooked_on_books Those bookmarks are cool! 3mo
65 likes3 comments
review
MelKelsey
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I listened to this book. It begins with four children, siblings, finding out the date of their deaths from a fortune teller. The remainder of the novel elucidates one by one the life, and death, of each. Their reaction and subsequent choices determine their deaths and their lives. The book is well-written, but the depth of the characters was disproportionate and the additional stories of side characters seemed too much.

review
AdaChivers
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I've been neglecting litsy! Sorry about the flood 🤭

I absolutely adored this book! Go read it!

29 likes1 comment
review
BookwormAHN
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I finished The Immortalists. It was fantastic. I can't waite for y'all to read it Group P. @Laughterhp it was mailed to you today. @phatsallylee @suvata
@wanderinglynn I received The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Thanks for the bookmarks. I will send along the others when I pass along the book.
Also I mailed your book back @jillannjohn for #TeamCthulhu and @SamHeartCoffee the last #coffeebeanbookclub box is on its way to you @Mommamanzi

SamHeartCoffee Yay!! Thank you! 3mo
BennettBookworm This photograph contains two of my FAVORITE books!!!! 😱❤️ 3mo
72 likes2 comments
review
GloVerdino
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I liked this book. It raises some interesting questions though, if we know the future would we act any differently than if we didn‘t? I don‘t know the answer to that question. I liked all the character and their individual quirks although because of my own reading schedule I was often reading this in small snippets late at night, which I‘m sure affected my comprehension of some parts.

blurb
tpixie
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

The cover art on these books are so beautiful, and very similar! I wish we could learn more about cover artists!

BookwormM I have noticed a lot of covers with curves and flowers lately have to say I love em 3mo
tpixie @BookwormM yes there have been a lot! I love them also! Lol I guess the marketing departments have figured that out!! 3mo
ruskigurl16 Interesting that you noticed this. The tagged book was my current #lmpbc group read, so I don't want to reveal spoilers, but the cover is very filling and I know it appealed to me to pick it up at the store. ❤️ 3mo
tpixie @ruskigurl16 I picked The Immortalists for it‘s cover too! And now I want to read the other two! 3mo
82 likes4 comments
blurb
Balibee146
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Two new books... Cos I may run out of things to read, obvs.... #minihaul #bookhaul #cantstopwontstop

60 likes2 stack adds
review
ManyWordsLater
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

So sad this one is over. I left it on my nightstand for an extra day because I wasn‘t ready to let go.

The writing was wonderful and the story structure was inventive and engaging.

Read it.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I think it was one of my faves of 2018. I really loved The Spoonbenders also! You may want to check that one out. 3mo
58 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
tracey38
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Jennifer, thank you so much for the surprise #jb book I got today! I have had a horrible few weeks with stuff going on and this was wonderful. Thank you! @Jas16

Jas16 I am so glad that it arrived when you needed a surprise. I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
44 likes1 comment
review
mcctrish
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

I loved this story. I admit to yelling out loud at characters to stop their stories. Beautiful. ❤️

Tamra What is that thirst quencher you have posted? 3mo
Viji I loved this book too and I also love your margarita, one of my favorite summer drinks! 3mo
mcctrish @Tamra it‘s a pineapple jalapeño margarita and it‘s a danger drink because I drink them faster than koolaid ? 3mo
See All 7 Comments
mcctrish @Viji two great loves of mine right now for sure 3mo
Tamra @mcctrish that sounds awesome! 3mo
BilboBookends Spicy cocktails are the best 🙌🏻 3mo
mcctrish Oh @BilboBookends they sure are 3mo
50 likes7 comments
blurb
mcctrish
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Home from vacation and reading by my swanky pool 🤣 HUGE thanks to @sherryvdh for remembering my birthday & @KarynGood you are a sweetheart 😘 #poutinepenpals

JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool pool and cool book!👍🏽Enjoy!! 3mo
KarynGood Can‘t wait to hear what you think of the book! Stay cool! 3mo
marleed Love your pool! 3mo
See All 11 Comments
mcctrish @JanuarieTimewalker13 both of those things made for an absolutely lovely day 3mo
mcctrish @KarynGood I LOVED it ❤️ 3mo
mcctrish @marleed not bad for $10 ( I have debated about upgrading to a fancier inflatable one from Target) 3mo
marleed @mcctrish Haha. I just got home from Target. I was in the backyard section looking for a fly swatter. I was tempted to purchase a discounted wading pool! Btw, wrong section for a fly swatter! 3mo
Tamra Who cares about swanky, just cool feet! 😂 3mo
mcctrish @Tamra I sit in it too 😂but for sure it‘s easier to read with cool feet 3mo
mcctrish @marleed I‘m in Canada and I‘m seriously thinking about a cross border shopping trip this week ( especially since discounts are in order ❤️) 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent. Happiness is never too far away🌻🌞 3mo
59 likes11 comments
blurb
GloVerdino
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

We finally got an umbrella for the back deck because the sun is so strong out there, so now I have a new favorite reading spot in the shade!

brit91 Its the perfect reading spot!😍📚 3mo
Catsandbooks Love the umbrella! 🌴🌿 3mo
37 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
mcctrish
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Reading while my husband drives 🎉

35 likes1 stack add
review
Jwall3445
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

Very thought provoking and exciting page turner

review
Cammy1
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

This was an interesting read and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. The idea of knowing the date of your death and the exploration of whether the characters met their end because of what they were told or if their end could have been different were intriguing to me.

review
Jolynne
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

Interesting take on life and death.

16 likes1 stack add
review
Samreamer
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Mehso-so

Honestly, this wasn‘t my favorite. I think my expectations were wrong coming into this book. I was expecting a bit more magic and fantasy, but it‘s not that kind of book! Also didn‘t love the ending. Oh well, still interesting.

blurb
ManyWordsLater
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

Lately, I‘ve been starting two books at a time. One for bedside reading and the other to carry in my bag. Because not all books are built for travel and any travel might provide time for reading!

#bagbook #bedside #shelfie #arc #classic #noir

Leftcoastzen Love Hammett.❤️ 4mo
Bindrosbookshelf I really enjoyed the Immortalists and I went back and read her debut which is also weird and wonderful 4mo
ManyWordsLater Thanks for letting me know. I thought this was her debut! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Oooh love that system 😉 I'm generally a one-book-at-a-time kind of gal, but this year I've been working in a couple at a time now and then. I've heard The Immortalists is fantastic, enjoy!! 4mo
42 likes4 comments
blurb
BookwormAHN
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image

These are the books I was thinking of. Let me know what you think. #lmpbc #GroupP @wanderinglynn @Laughterhp @phatsallylee

See All 8 Comments
wanderinglynn I haven‘t read any of those. So my 1st choice is The Immortalists, followed by Sacre Bleu. 4mo
phatsallylee Tough choice. I've read heartstone. 1st choice immortalists, followed the light between worlds. 4mo
Laughterhp I‘ve read Heartstone, so good! My first choice would be The Immortalists and then The Light Between Worlds. 4mo
BookwormAHN I believe The Immortalists is the winner 🎉 @wanderinglynn @phatsallylee @Laughterhp 4mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
78 likes8 comments
review
Ericalambbrown
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

Excellent, thought-provoking read. The characters are realistically flawed and I found each of them relatable as their stories were told.

This book left me with this thought: No one can haunt us more successfully than we can haunt ourselves.

I will look for Ms Benjamin‘s other work.

BennettBookworm So true. This book leaves a lasting impression! 4mo
Ericalambbrown @BennettBookworm I liked this one more than I expected to. I‘d read some criticism that made me wonder about it, but I‘m so glad I gave it a go. 4mo
Anna40 I have this book, but can't get past the first 10 pages. Will try again 4mo
105 likes3 comments
review
Sarahterry
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

I can‘t decide if I want to give this ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 or ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It was such an interesting premise and each of the four main characters were so different that it was fun to get to know each of them in their sections of the book. I haven‘t decided what I think of the ending, yet. Over all, it was a great read.

review
bernadette
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Mehso-so

I liked Simon's and Klara's stories - they were unconventional, reckless, and yes, foolish - but they were pursuing their dreams. The pace ground to a halt for me with Daniel's story. I found myself impatient with Daniel and Varya because when we get to them it feels as if it is after the vital part of their lives is behind them or that it was never lived.

blurb
bernadette
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin

It's ok so far but I'm realizing that maybe I am in the mood for something different - something a little more fantastical. Interesting to read about San Francisco in the late 70s though to compare what the Mission District was like then compared to now.

review
Q84
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
post image
Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐Ok! This took me way to long to finish. It was not what I expected. I had hoped it would be ... different. There were some good parts but I feel it's lacking. Sorry if you loved it.