by V.E. Schwab
Published by Tor Books
Release Date: October 6th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Adult, Diverse, Paranormal
Format Read: ARC
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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 centuries 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.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is special. It’s a once in a lifetime read. This book makes you question what is truly important in life. What makes life meaningful? What could you not live without?
V.E. Schwab has outdone herself with this book. I can’t begin to explain the extent and magnitude of how much this book touched me. I cried, I smiled, and I felt overwhelmed with emotion while reading it (at 3 am, in case you were wondering). I will never forget the story of Addie LaRue–which is precisely what she deserves. Addie deserves to be remembered just as we all deserve to be remembered.
Throughout 300 years of being constantly forgotten, never being able to make a mark on the world, Addie LaRue devoured life. Through all the ups and downs, she loved life. She found reasons to smile. She found joy. She found love even though she knew it couldn’t last. She appreciated the beauty of humanity and her surroundings. She truly lived life to the fullest of her capability.
Addie LaRue is inspiring.
Addie and Henry, our two main characters, are both extremely relatable. Gosh, Henry’s struggle with figuring out his career was spot on for me. The feeling of being overwhelmed when faced with making a decision that will impact the rest of your life was one in which I am very familiar. Henry was basically expressing how I felt all throughout college…and now.
This book gives you a fresh outlook on life and all of its intricacies. I encourage everyone to read it.
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