I don’t think I’ll ever forget Addie LaRue.
Written by V.E Schwab, author of Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is the beautiful and powerful tale of a girl that didn’t want the life she’d been born into. A girl with a powerful need to live and live her life to the fullest. Addie makes a Faustian deal to live forever, and it backfires as most Faustian deals do.
Cursed to live forever, and forever be forgotten, we follow Addie on a three hundred year journey of suffering, love, fear, and adventure as she learns how to leave her mark despite her circumstance. And then everything changes when Addie stumbles on a man who says the three words she’s longed to hear from the beginning.
I remember you.
I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember. I am never without a book. They are pieces of gold in my hands. Beautiful worlds I can slip into whenever I want. But I can count on one hand how many of those books really moved me.
Addie’s story is a beyond beautiful. It is a spiraling adventure that spans centuries but feels so real and relevant. Addie’s fears and desires in so many ways mirror my own. Henry’s pains are pains I’ve felt. There were moments reading this piece of art if felt as if Schwab had cracked open my head and chest and poured my every thought and desire out onto the page.
This book as wonderful reminder of the power time holds over us, and how important it is to find your place, find your people, and live as much as you can. To borrow some words from the book. Life can feel long, but it goes so fast.
From page one this was a story I wanted to dive into. I wanted to wrap it around myself like a blanket and savor every word, but I couldn’t put it down. I heard how deeply it effected Schwab as she wrote it, and it is evident in every word. You can feel her love, her pain, and the passion she put into this story. It’s well worth the read.
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Basically I loved it.