The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
A friend highly recommended this, and she was spot on: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a fantastically epic novel that twists time, corrupt deals and love/heartache into one hell of a story.
Imagine living well beyond your years because of a deal with a god…but with a very disturbing twist: no one ever remembers you.
Addie found herself in a precarious situation, being forced to marry a man she didn’t love because that’s what she as “supposed” to do, and yet her heart yearned to see the world and live life. Although forewarned by a dear friend to never pray to the night gods, she desperately pleaded for a chance to escape the hell of her future.
She was granted her wish—in exchange for her soul and the excruciating caveat (unbeknownst to her until too late) that she would never be remembered by another human being for as long as she lived. Because of this, she struggled to survive—she couldn’t keep a job, a home or even belongings because no one even knew she existed. Until Henry, and let me tell you, the entrance and unraveling of the story of Henry was clever and heartbreaking all at once.
This is a wonderful story about wanting to be seen.
We can all relate to those moments in life where we feel invisible, unworthy and unimportant. But, the moment we decide to take our power back, we realize that we make our own mark in this world.
Clever, twisted and fantastically epic, I loved every minute of this captivating novel that I just couldn’t put down. Although the ending was satisfactory, there was a bit of cliffhanger that made you wish she had just one more chapter that tied up those loose ends! It left me wanting more!
To hear more about my thoughts on the character of Addie and how I connected to her, check out my video book review, Find Yourself in a Character:
To learn more about this week’s author, V.E. Schwab, you can find her here: https://www.veschwab.com/
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