The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E.Schwab Review

Back to the book that booktok has been recommending heavily recently and it has been some time since a book has been recommended this much by so many people so it was a must to give it a read.

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.

Taken from goodreads

This is not the sort of book I normally go for, yes it is a fantasy or more like historical fantasy but it has a lot in common with the contemporary genre which is my least favourite type of genre but I knew after hitting the 50 page mark I was going to love this book. 

The writing for no better word is simply perfect, there is not a single thing I can say bad about the writing. It is beautiful with how the author has made the writing flow of the pages and straight into your imagination which makes it so easy to imagine what is actually happening in the book.

Character development is great, you get to see the character Addie was when she first took the deal and you also get to see her in the modern day due to the jump in time with different chapters. I love it when authors do this and show you the same character with such a significant jump that you can barely tell that they are the same character.

I think that V.E. Schwab did a fantastic job in showing people different views on the mental health problem especially with how big of a problem it is becoming in today’s society. A lot of people who read this are going to find them in either Addie or in Henry. I think she shows people that having a problem be solved instantly doesn’t always show that it is a good thing and that everything almost always heals with time.

For a fantasy book the main characters are human, and just human. This is needed every now and then in a fantasy book, not for someone to be a hero but to just be a human that makes mistakes and I loved it.

This is the first time I have ever read anything by V.E Schwab and I know that after reading this I have to jump into more of her work and see what else she has created and to see if it up to this sort of level.

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