The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schewab
Updated: Apr 21
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue 3 out of 5 stars
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. 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. My thoughts:
This book was a huge deal in 2020. Perhaps even still now. So I took a chance and I gave it a try. No one prepared me for the long journey I would be on! The story was good, the characters well described and created wonderfully. The idea was brilliant and fascinating. However, it took me FOREVER to finish this book. It could be because I have trouble reading stories that either have multiple characters each chapter or multiple time changes. I felt like I was being bounced back and forth through time in her memories. And I suppose that was for a reason, I see that now but it was extremely difficult to follow. The love story when I finally got to that point was my favorite part and the book ended in a beautiful way. I am partly responsible as to why I did not enjoy reading this book. I just do not do well with over description and constant back story. I feel like it takes away from the story itself and just feels like I am reading a time line. I almost did not complete it all together! But for Addie’s sake I see why it was done and I feel better having met her. She is unforgettable, but I do not think I will be reading this one again.