The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The first words that escaped my lips when I got off the holds list for this book were “OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!” Seven percent of the way through, and I knew that this book was going to be one of my favorites of all time.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue follows the long life of Addie, a girl who is cursed to be forgotten by everyone in exchange for immortality. But one day, someone remembers her.
This book is very different from This Savage Song or A Darker Shade of Magic. Schwab’s signature lyrical writing is there, but this book is heavily centered around a romance, whereas her other books have romance as subplots. This book also moves extremely slowly, switching between history and the present. Given that, I think the audience for this book will be more niche than some of her other fantasy books.
BUT OH BOY. This book was just for me. I felt every single emotion while reading about Addie’s life. I felt her pain, her frustration, her excitement, and her happiness. Victoria Schwab has a wonderful way of making us feel connected to her characters, and Addie was no different.
Now please excuse me as I enter a month-long reading slump induced by this masterpiece because nothing else will ever be this good. –Review by Anika F. ’21
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