Synopsis: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.
Review:Thank you so much to Tor Books for the advanced reader copy of The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by VE Schwab. This book far exceeded any expectations that I had going into it. I have had a rocky relationship with Schwab in the past, so I was skeptical, however the more reviews I saw for this book the more I was convinced that I was going to love it. Loving it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface.
The number one thing that I loved about this book is just the tone and atmosphere of the book. It was honestly the best fall read. It felt dark and sad, while somehow a little hopeful. This book really made me think about life from a lot of different angles and what it would be like to truly be forgotten, as well as what you’d be willing to trade for “happiness”. I won’t go into too much because I truly believe that this is a book that is best if you go in as blind as possible and let the story take you away.
I highly recommend this book and it will absolutely be one of my favorites of the year.