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The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

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The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue

V.E. Schwab
Published: 2020
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

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.

Addie LaRue is an unforgettable character, despite the books description. Flipping between past and present, V.E. Schwab masterfully brings these characters to life in ways that left me feeling all the feels. I laughed, I cried, and I was left with a renewed love for books and life. The soft fantastical elements lend a magical quality to this book that brings a new refreshing take on the age old question “What is the meaning of life?” I recommend this book to all of the fantasy lovers but also to anyone who genuinely loves reading and thought provoking stories.