The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: Review

About the Book:

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue 

Author: V.E. Schwab

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Pages: 442

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Synopsis:

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across 91Ql48Y0mqLcenturies and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

 

 

 

 

 

Review:

5

This was my very first V.E. Schwab book! Gasp! It certainly did not disappoint me, in fact it lived up to the hype. Victoria can write, and this was a beautiful and provocative read.

Adeline is a young woman living in the French countryside in the year 1714. She is being forced into a marriage she does not want, as she fears with this marriage, she will be giving up on her freedom and all of her dreams. In an attempt to escape this marriage, she begins to pray to the gods beseeching them for help. She doesn’t realize that the sun has set, and she is now praying to the gods she has been warned to not pray to, the gods after dark. In her desperation, she makes a deal with “the devil” to live forever, but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

How can you live a life where no one remembers you? Here begins the incredible life of Addie LaRue, and an adventure that spans across centuries and continents, and across history and art. Addie is determined to leave her mark on the world, despite her curse.

Everything alters when after 300 years, Addie meets a young man who remembers her name.

I loved reading all about Addie’s journey, and what she was able to experience and witness throughout her long life. She experienced some amazing things, but also some terrible things. It was so neat to “see” everything through Addie’s eyes. Some difficult things were also explored in this book, but the author still left me with a sense of comfort.

If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend it. It was one of my favorite books of the year.

About the Author:

V.E. Schwab is the name Victoria Schwab publishes her adult books under.

Victoria has stated that books published under V.E. Schwab are adult releases and those under Victoria Schwab are YA.
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