Happy Sunday and welcome to my review of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab! I LOVED this book so much, and I’m ridiculously happy to share my review with all of you today! Read on to find my review and favorite quotes, plus more information about the book and author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!
I received this book for free from Edelweiss 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 by V.E. Schwab
Published on October 6, 2020 by Tor Books
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Queer
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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.
Sometimes I don’t have a whole lot to say about books, so I’ve created Rapid Fire Reviews as a quick and fun way to get my opinion out without repeating myself and boring you! Here we go!
did i like it?
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2020. NO CONTEST.
will i re-read it?
one thousand percent yes!!!
three words to describe the book
memory, stories, forever
THIS WRITING IS SO BEAUTIFUL oh my stars I just LOVE IT!!! I don’t know how to put into words everything I loved about this story, so I’m just going to keep saying how much I love it in the hopes that everyone will read the book and understand.
LOOK AT THIS COVER. It’s so simple, yet it represents the book so well. Also, in person the gold foil is just STUNNING!!! Basically, I just love this cover!!
All of these are based more on the immersive writing aspect than the fantasy aspect.
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Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 NYT, USA, and Indie bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and been optioned for TV and Film. The Independent calls her the “natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones” and touts her “enviable, almost Gaimanesque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones.”
She is represented by Holly Root at Root Literary and Jon Cassir at CAA.
Have you read this wonderful, AMAZING book yet? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!