The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

 


"Do you know how to live 300 years?" And when he asks how, she smiles. "The same way you live one, a second at a time."

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is a story about a woman who in a moment of desperation makes a deal with a god. Specifically a god that answers after dark, and you never pray to the gods who answer after dark. She is given immortality but no one will ever remember who she is. It’s a pretty painful scenario if you ask me. However, one day, she is in a bookstore when the clerk remembers her from the day before and thus begins our story.

Schwab writes a very lovable character in Addie Larue that you will root for, feel bad for, and get frustrated with. It’s really a story about a life that can’t be remembered. Addie is so determined to make her mark on the world and its enjoyable watching her learn new ways to do so.

Pros:
  • Prose
  • Characters are well written and fleshed out
  • Story format

Cons:
  • Length; The book feels about 100 pages too long.

This is the sixth book I’ve read by V.E. Schwab now. I have to say, this is definitely her best writing to date. I can’t wait to see where she takes some of her existing stories in the future.

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