The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
V. E. Schwab
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLERTHE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLERRecommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020#1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALIST—Book of The Month ClubA “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite *In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. 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.Also by V. E. SchwabShades of Magic A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of LightVillains Vicious Vengeful
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"I’m obsessed! Wow what a way to tell a story. Love love love her writing style and damn this got me hooked. I literally cannot stop reading. I honestly thought the ending was goin to be different…it’s just me, I’m always rooting for the bad guy😂 although at time, I find Addie kinda annoying. She keep blaming Luke when girl, yu made the deal…she even admits that she would do it all over again and yet she still blame Luke😅"
"I really liked this! It wasn't as whimsical or exciting as some of Schwab's other books, but that doesn't make it any less of a good read. This book very purposefully reads like an autobiography. The narrative jumps around, and sometimes the plot feels second fiddle to simply getting an emotion or an idea on the page. But it works. I especially loved the idea that an immortal is not living it up in the grandest and most spectacular ways they can imagine but is instead just getting by. This is a nice break from the grander end of the world fantasy books I feel like I'm always reading."
"What would you trade to escape a life you do not want? Knowing what she *doesn’t* want doesn’t help Addie choose wisely or carefully and only later comes to fully comprehend the trade she has made. She successfully avoids a small life in a small village, trading it for an invisible life. This story is beautifully written. Highly recommend!!"