The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V. E. Schwab

  • Release Date: 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 4,011 Ratings



Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020
#1 Indie Next PickOctober 2020
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In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.

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.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Also by V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light


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  • Wow. Just, wow.

    By Kaytee2010
    What an absolutely beautiful book from start to finish.
  • A breath of fresh air

    By Ilovekatyperry01
    This book will make you feel so many things all at once. My heart hasn’t been fluttering of happiness in awhile but this book made me feel more than just sadness that I been feeling lately. This book filled me with hope that life is more than the bubble I created for myself. Highly recommend to read this masterpiece 🌷
  • Magical story of love and triumph

    By DrawRiot
    I loved everything about this book. From the characters who were connected across time to the shadows that tempt the light. This book was a beautiful escape and a tangible reminder to live life past the edges.
  • Terrible

    By tylerdamonwill
    I’m supposed to believe the literal devil, a thing that has haunted the Earth since its existence, couldn’t stop himself from falling in love with a random white lady from 17th century France?
  • Terrific read!

    By HoganCash
    Beautifully written. Interesting and effective organization of chapters. Deserves a large audience. V.E. has a new fan!
  • Felt super long but so worth it.

    By Ajjaffari
    It took me a while to get through this cause I kept picking it up and putting it back down. But honestly can say this is one of the most uniquely written books I’ve ever read. The last 100 pages were the most interesting I would say. Definitely a slow burn but worth it in the end. Love that this author left the potential for a sequel and I would definitely revisit these characters if they do return! Chills at the end.
  • Loved every page of it.

    By alov12
    So beautifully written.
  • Read it all in one sitting

    By Cali2011paradise
    Haven’t read a book this good in a long time. Very well done
  • Amazing

    By nessfuzz
    This book really makes you think, makes you ask yourself some hard questions. I loved everything about it!
  • Read!

    By Lpericles
    Even the acknowledgements were fantastic. Making a mark in your lifetime is a purpose. Sometimes we don't see it. Sometimes we want to quit. Sometimes we want to surrender. If we could only wait one more piece of time, we would find it. Great read and it will be a great discussion.