Review: TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple

by Natalie Whipple
ISBN-13: 978-0062120168
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 352

Source: Publisher
Rating: ♥♥♥.5

X-Men meets The Godfather; in which an invisible girl has to stop her dad—an infamous crime lord—from ruining her life.

On the run from her mind-controlling father, the infamously invisible Fiona McClean hides in a small town, hoping to finally rid herself of the crime world she has always known. But playing at “normal life” with a mother she hates, a brother she can't trust, and a boy she can't stand proves more difficult than she ever imagined. Soon her father is hot on her heels, and it’s up to Fiona to protect not only her family, but the friends who’ve taught her that life doesn’t have to be as lonely and cruel as she thought.

My Thoughts:

When I read the concept for TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple I was immediately intrigued. X-men meets The Godfather? Come on! How could I pass up this opportunity? I couldn't and was treated to an interesting read.

As I dove into TRANSPARENT I was quickly intrigued by it's protagonist Fiona McClean and the world that she inhabited. It's inception was fascinating and I was swept into it's storyline quite rapidly. This story seemed to have all the elements of a sci-fi lifetime movie of the week that was pure mind candy and I enjoyed it for it was.

I believed that Natalie did a fine job of setting up this world and creating a cast of characters that I found endearing and easy to love. It was a nice balance to the tough mafia storyline that gave this story it's edge and the Sci-fi twist that seemed to balance everything out.

TRANSPARENT is an easy read that is well paced and intriguing enough to keep you reading into the wee hour of the night. Perfect for those that enjoy the Curse Workers series by Holly Black and for anyone that likes their Sci-Fi with and edge.


  1. Interesting. I haven't read any other reviews about this yet, but it does sound like something worth reading. Great review :)

  2. DUDE. That cover is AWESOME. And I love the premise! I haven't heard of this book, and now I've got another for my TBR :)

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