4 Reasons Why The Impossible Story of Olive in Love Didn’t Work For Me

Ever since this came to my attention through Harlequin and the way it was marketed to me. I was looking forward to this book. With  a promise of a strong female protagonist and a fun romance , this seemed to be sure winner for me.  But it was far from it.


The Curse

So basically the females of the family are cursed. Only the females will be  able to seen by their true love. Olive and Rose ‘s mother was the first and  it was supposed to be any female children she had it seemed

However it skipped Rose , Olive’s older sister. So Rose has this perfectly normal life  bar the complication of Olive . But she isn’t exactly happy because of the way the family dynamics are the moment.

The curse is not supposed to make people want it. There is a reason why it called a curse. I get wanting invisibility . But  when it is permanent   like this and only one person can see you pass


Laps up the attention of being invisible to everyone . She isn’t strong. She is a whiny girl more than a strong protagonist. For a girl who given a curse. She seems to think it all fun and doesn’t think of the problems and long term effects

She acts like a kid. Sneaking into clubs  where  she spies on anyone. She doesn’t partake anything like a normal teenager.

Collects gossip like there is no tomorrow  and uses it become this famous columnist . Forces her sister to cater to those whims of her’s  and be the face.

Not exactly the best social skills

Stalks her childhood friend Jordan who she hates  giving up because she was getting into trouble with her parents over things that Olive caused

Supposed mind reader, even before we get introduced to her  supposed love interest.. His name is revealed magically…..

She a little obsessed with him after she meets him. The things she does to find out about his ex girlfriend sounds like a petty teenager would do . She supposed to be older and mature then  the seventeen like her love interest thinks she is.


He was sweet but from the moment we met him. I was against him. Why as the author made a mistake. She revealed his name before and made Olive look a  mind reader

But Olive used him basically. She was so desperate to find her love  because Felix wasn’t cutting it.

And poor Tom he basically taken for the ride of his life by the situations they got themselves into beause she didn’t want to tell him

He was a bit all over the place as well. He still lived at home, was willing to risk being late to work. He came across as  a surf bum


He could basically smell her  and he was the only person outside her family minus  former best friend  who knew about her  until Tom came  along

To me he was likeable but  I don’t like how the author decided to include him the novel and uses him because he was blind and could  hear her and smell her. His ears were just happened to be tune and couldn’t hear moving and breathing ….

Olive  used him. He was older and so she had concerned even though he had a girlfriend  and they were serious and stuff .

She came running to him when there was a problem or feeling lonely and she  just sleep in his bed because she was invisible and he was perfectly fine with  it …..

 Language and Action

It felt the author was revisiting her teenager years in this novel some ways.  Whilst I promise a certain  type of novel. The novel felt anything but what I was promised. The language  of this novel had a lot with this. This supposedly set in present time but then I see referring to ordering drinks   that aren’t popular now to ideas that seem bit old fashioned.

To going to clubs and  no getting a sly drink . Something wrong

Especially civil to a ex these  days when  you hurt them  and their friends aren’t over it. It was like smile and pretend nothing was wrong

I had high hopes but this book didn’t work for me. I wished it did after the hype but it wasn’t for me in the end unfortunately.



The Impossible Story of Olive In Love

Series : N/A

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Source : Publisher

Release Date : March 20th 2017


A break-out quirky novel that will appeal to readers of Rainbow Rowell.

I get that I’m impossible.
I get that I’m mad and rude — perhaps even a drama queen at times.
But you’d be impossible if you lived my life … You’d be impossible if you were invisible.
Shakespeare was an idiot. Love is not blind. Love is being seen.

Plagued by a gypsy curse that she’ll be invisible to all but her true love, seventeen-year-old Olive is understandably bitter. Her mother is dead; her father has taken off. Her sister, Rose, is insufferably perfect. Her one friend, Felix, is blind and thinks she’s making it all up for attention.

Olive spends her days writing articles for her gossip column and stalking her childhood friend, Jordan, whom she had to abandon when she was ten because Jordan’s parents would no longer tolerate an ‘imaginary friend’. Nobody has seen her — until she meets Tom: the poster boy for normal and the absolute opposite of Olive.

But how do you date a boy who doesn’t know you’re invisible? Worse still, what happens when Mr Right feels wrong? Has destiny screwed up? In typical Olive fashion, the course is set for destruction. And because we’re talking Olive here, the ride is funny, passionate and way, way, way, way dramatic.

This story is for anyone who’s ever felt invisible.

This story is for anyone who sees the possible in the impossible.




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