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

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”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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