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Book Worm Recommends – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab
Published in: 2020
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★★★]

One word review – magical

Synopsis from GR: 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.

My Thoughts: Well already February is shaping up to be a good month and it has only just started. From the moment I opened this book I was spellbound by the story. The writing has that little something that I will never be able to accurately describe that transports me heart and soul to the world of the book. For the 2 days it took me to read this Covid did not exist.

The story is captivating and I found myself rooting for Addie the whole way. I loved the relationships between the central characters and it was fascinating to see how things would play out. Even the gods that answer after dark should think long and hard before underestimating the stubbornness of humans.

As the beauty in the story lies in following Addie through her 300 years I will not say anymore except if you need to escape the real world (and let’s face it who doesn’t) read this.

Also my copy is the Titan hardback and the cover is beautiful as are the end papers. This really is a book to be looked at, read and treasured.

We want to hear from you! Have you read this book? What did you think? 

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. The story sounds very intriguing! It reminds me of a film that I enjoyed a lot – The Age of Adaline, also about a woman that gets to live forever 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    February 3, 2021
  2. Remedial Stitcher #

    I’ve been curious about this, and now your review makes three 5-star reviews I’ve read. I’ll definitely be reading this.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 3, 2021
    • Book Worm #

      When you get round to it let us know what you think 🙂


      February 6, 2021
  3. I’ve read a number of reviews by people who didn’t like Addie very much. That wasn’t my experience at all! I found this book beautiful and loved the characters and the way it was written.


    February 16, 2021

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