The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: One of the Greatest Fiction Book Recommendations of Our Time

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

“A dreamer,” scorns her mother. “A dreamer,” mourns her father. “A dreamer,” warns Estele. Still, it does not seem such a bad word.”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is an extraordinary novel by the oh-so-talented V.E. Schwab. Set in 18th-century France, it tells the captivating story of Addie LaRue, a strong-willed young woman who makes a fateful deal to live forever in order to escape her mundane future.

However, there’s a heartbreaking twist: everyone she encounters forgets her existence as soon as she’s out of sight. Can you even begin to imagine the loneliness and longing that Addie endures?

This epic tale follows Addie as she embarks on a thrilling journey spanning continents and centuries, desperately seeking a way to break free from the Faustian-like curse and reclaim her very identity.

Prepare yourself for an emotional rollercoaster that will keep you spellbound from start to finish. The prose is breathtaking—truly, some of the most beautiful lines I’ve ever read. I couldn’t help but rush to the end, yet I was devastated when our incredible adventure came to a close. This book is a true masterpiece that will leave you spellbound from start to finish. Trust me, it’s an absolute must-read.

The first mark she left upon the world, long before she knew the truth, that ideas are so much wilder than memories, that they long and look for ways of taking root.

If you’re giving this book as a gift, here are a few things to consider:

The vibes are adventurous, mysterious, reflective, and dark with a medium pace.

It’s the perfect book for anyone who feels stuck and fears stagnancy, yearns to see the world, or likes reading about strong women who persevere.

Permission to judge a book by its cover!

Book aesthetics are serious business and the various covers of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue are absolutely dreamy! They come in black, blue, and most recently white.

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*This book fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book that I meant to read in 2022.

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