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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | V. E. Schwab
In the vein of The Time Travelers Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwabs 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 foreverand 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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“Do you know how you live three hundred years?” she says. And when he asks how, she smiles. “The same way you live one. A second at a time.” … Would it be better to live a life free of sickness or age with no one to answer to but yourself or to live a life in which you will be remembered, to make a mark on the world and on people you love? 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Bklover
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was for #roll100 and I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Usually time jumps are jarring for me but I slipped back and forth easily. This book was unique, and that made it so good!

Bklover I‘d have give it five stars but I very much disliked the very last chapter 3w
SarahBookInterrupted I agree it was very unique. I really enjoyed it too!. 3w
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Tjdiggs077
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Fantastic read! Really enjoyed this one

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keys_on_fire
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I finished this toward the beginning of February & didn‘t know how to review it. So much has already been said about this book. It took me awhile to get into it, but the lyricism of the writing, the mystic story and the lovably strange characters made this a book that I just had to absorb, both as I read it and for quite awhile afterward. I can‘t wait to share this book with my friends who haven‘t read it!

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451Degrees
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Don‘t mind me just crying over here… I was entranced by this read. It kept me on my toes without jolting the story along. There was some sort of poetic grace and structure within this book that just gently pulled you along. I maybe a couple of times wanted the book to speed up a little bit just in anticipation of where was the story going to go! A delight of a read. Even though it was heartbreaking😩

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CyaneFillion
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This book genuinely restored my faith in V.E. Schwab books. I enjoyed it for the most part, although I did think for the longest time the characters were meant to be teens from the way they were written. I thought the sex scenes were kind of unnecessary, and wasn't on board with the ending, but that didn't detract too much from my overall enjoyment of the story.

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Check out my book recommendation on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-invisible-life-of-add...

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Coleen
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This was fantastic. I did not expect this to sweep me away and hold me spellbound as it did, but that‘s exactly what happened. It would‘ve been great on its own, but the audio read by Julia Whelan was just perfection. Love, love, loved it! ❤️

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Jgacreations
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Loved this!!!

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Yahui07
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Mehso-so

My first thought, when I finished this book, was “finally”. ….
I know this book has good ratings and is beautifully written but is also dragging too long and really not my type….🥲

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Robotswithpersonality
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I think I respect this, rather than love it, for going in a different direction than I thought it would.
It's taken me too long to pick up a V.E. Schwab, and I'll definitely be looking into her other works now.
Gorgeous writing, I was absolutely spellbound.
The interweaving of art in the narrative, (creation and inspiration), the appreciation for food, New York and bookstore cat! 1/2

Robotswithpersonality Stellar world building, the minutiae of how the curse would work, how a person would slowly learn to manage it best, while leaving the taxonomy of the darkness a mystery.
Three cheers for pansexual rep! 2/2
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Robotswithpersonality
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🐈= 🍞
Always a favourite.

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paisleyjess
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So so good. I liked the magical deal element and the strong woman main character. There's a non-sappy love story in there for you, too.

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MeganAnn
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Finished a couple books this week.

First was this fantasy novel which was delightful. I loved following Addie through her long invisible life. Schwab writes characters that I immediately feel could be my friends & who I instantly cheer for… Addie was no different. So far, I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by this author, just hadn‘t made time for this one yet. I‘m really glad I finally picked this one up thanks to @xicanti ‘s #auldlangspine list.

xicanti I‘m so glad you loved it! 2mo
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largetown531
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First book of the year. I'm shooting for a goal of 25. I may be a bit behind but this one was too good to breeze through. Loved the story, loved the characters, loved the style of writing. Looking forward to reading more from this author. I will miss you Addie. Don't worry, I remember you.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Beautifully written, poetic, life lessons and a great ending.
I loved listening to this on audio. Took me about 6 weeks over Christmas and I'm missing it now that I'm done
I don't read fantasy/supernatural but I quite enjoyed this story. Interesting, original concept.
Nice taste of V. E. Schwab.

Perfect narration by Julie Whelan!

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DebbieGrillo
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Addie LaRue asks us to consider what makes a life worth living. It reminds us to live well because no matter how long our life is, it goes by so fast! Addie is spirited, cunning, and strong. Give me more books and more characters just like this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SonyaBeatty
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"It feels as if the doors of her world have been thrown wide, so many rooms added to a house she thought she knew."

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟big stars!
“I remember you”
I have no words to describe how much I loved this. I‘m going to just sit in my feels for awhile.

DebbieGrillo I'm 3/4 the way through this and am loving it too! 2mo
BookMaven9 Awww don‘t hurry, savor♥️ 2mo
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abostwick24
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A beautiful read to start 2023! To put simply, it‘s a very enchanting story. Another book that I just couldn‘t put down. The characters are all well written, engaging, and flawed. The prose is riveting. I cannot recommend this book enough. My only compliant is that it is slow in the beginning. But trust me, it is worth “suffering” through the first 100 pages because you will not be disappointed by this plot!
My review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

BookMaven9 I‘m having post book depression lol I never wanted it end 2mo
abostwick24 @BookMaven9 same! I was so invested in the story and the characters! It‘s a tough book to go through withdrawal! 2mo
BookMaven9 ♥️ 2mo
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AileenRR
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Started off listening to this one and it took a while to get into it. Once I finished I immediately had to get the paper version and start again from the beginning. Some books are just better on paper

Allylu I loved this one, too! 3mo
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DcSunshine
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It was decent, not super memorable. A beach read if you need one.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I really enjoyed this book. I wasn‘t sure what to expect, except that others really enjoyed it. I loved the history and magic/curse aspect of the book. It is also one that makes you think about your life, relationships and what gives you joy, happiness and pleasure. It was a surprisingly fast pace book considering it was over such a long time period. I also like that the history is happening around Addie and that she is still the main story.

BillBlume I love how Schwab plays with the concept of her book‘s premise. For me, that sucked me in from the get-go. Such a fun book! 3mo
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Scochrane26
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I‘m so excited to finally have this book & get started on reading it, Katie! Thanks for the special edition & for enabling my seasonal peppermint bark addiction. #jolabokaflodswap @katiekat311 @MaleficentBookDragon —Thanks for doing with swap every year!

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gaurik94
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This was my first time annotating a book and I didn‘t even really plan to annotate when I started reading this. I feel this was the perfect book to start with annotations. Filled with so many characters, references and amazing quotes. The best fantasy book I have read so far! 🖤

BookMaven9 I don‘t annotate either but totally did for this one 2mo
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Angie95
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I think this is the most beautiful book I‘ve read in this 2022.
Now i‘m reading christmas books, but it‘s almost the end of the year.
So i decided to make my first post with Addie LaRue ☺️.
I may say sorry for my english 😅, so please be patient with me; i‘ll learn better 😂.

TrishB Welcome to Litsy 😁 3mo
BookwormM Lovely to have you here 3mo
Angie95 @TrishB thank you ☺️ 3mo
Angie95 @BookwormM thank you! 😃 3mo
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Branwen
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I found this special edition of Addie Larue through The Book Depository, though it came from Amazon! 😍 I'm obsessed with the page edges! It has beautiful illustrations too! 💕📚💕

TieDyeDude Love it! 3mo
JacqMac Beautiful!! 3mo
KarenUK That is gorgeous! 3mo
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BookishMadHatter
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Book Club meets on Thursday so I am powering through ... not easy

merelybookish I sent your Jolabokaflod package last week and may have forgotten to write that on the box. Anyhoo...it should be arriving soon. 🤞 3mo
TieDyeDude Aww, I really loved this. I don't know if I would have liked having a deadline; I took my time and enjoyed the slow burn. 3mo
BookishMadHatter @TieDyeDude it's just not my cup of tea, and I'm not connecting with the characters. I find Addie especially bad, which isn't good since it's her book lol 3mo
BookishMadHatter @merelybookish thanks so much. I'll be on the lookout... also I did the same thing with my last swap lol 3mo
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BookishMadHatter
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Can't put it off any longer ... time to fight my way through another library book club pick (they meet on Thursday). I'm about 75 pages in and don't have high hopes

wanderinglynn Sad to say that I didn‘t like this one. 4mo
BookishMadHatter @wanderinglynn I'm sticking with it, but I don't care for it at all (yet) either. I don't want to dnf because it's for book club ... but I think I would have already if it were just a personal read 4mo
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SamAnne
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I liked the premise, but would have been better with a tighter edit. IRL book club pick!

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MarissaReads

Interesting read so far. I‘m only a few chapters in and very intrigued. I‘m glad this book is a little change of pace and plot. Excited to see where this book takes me this week!

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Steph.Titus
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#Book.29.2022

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micaelapriestley
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"I remember you" #Septemberbook #bookclub

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Allylu
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📕 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
✍️ - Walter Isaacson
📺 - I Dream of Jeannie; I Love Lucy; The Incredible Hulk
🎤 - The Ides of March; Idina Menzel
🎶 - I Am A Rock; I Am the Walrus; I Am Woman #manicmonday #LetterI @CBee

CBee Just finished Addie yesterday, loved it! 6mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, need to read that book. 6mo
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CBee
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I see why this gets lots of love, but can also understand why it‘s a little frustrating 😂 Personally, I was fine with the ending - I really thought it was kind of perfect. I saw mentions of a sequel, but I don‘t really think there is much more of a story to tell - unless it focuses more on Henry maybe? Anyway, great read ♥️

NikkiM5 I‘m in the “loved the ending” group. But I understand the stress it could cause 🤣 6mo
CBee @NikkiM5 definitely! I really thought it ended where it needed to end - it didn‘t feel like a cliffhanger at all 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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sarah-bear
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In honor of the start of October, I‘ll share my thoughts on this semi-eerie story. I had REALLY high hopes for this book, but as I kept reading I felt like I was going absolutely nowhere. The plot dragged throughout the whole book, and the ending wasn‘t really worth all that build up. The overall idea of the story is very cool, but the execution wasn‘t as exciting as I was hoping :(

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Allylu
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#Scarathlon2022DailyPrompts and my current read. #Scarathlon2022 I‘m reading the audiobook, but the copy I saw in our public library looked black to me.

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤Awesome! 6mo
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thereflectiveflaneur
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Not a book 📕 I would usually be drawn to! Transports you and you are suspended in an epic tale of memory, experience and the need to make connections with others. Great moments of beautiful prose!

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CBee
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this. It‘s wonderful though I‘m nervous the ending might be sad….. guess we‘ll see 😬

Allylu I'm reading this, too!! 6mo
CBee @Allylu I‘m really enjoying it! 6mo
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Reyzl

“What is your name?” His eyes slide from a corner of the room back to her. “Why must I have one?” “All things have names”, she says. “Names have purpose. Names have power.”

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AllDebooks
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This was such a treat to read. I loved Addie and actually shed a tear for her. That's the first time I've cried over a book for a long time. It's a great story with historical scene setting as she moves through the centuries. It's a good pick for Halloween season.

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AllDebooks
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"The old gods may be great, but they are neither kind nor merciful."

Can't resist sharing the rest..
"They are fickle, unsteady as moonlight on water, or shadows in a storm. If you insist on calling them, take heed: be careful what you ask for, be willing to pay the price. And no matter how desperate or dire, NEVER pray to the gods that answer after dark.
Estele Magritte, 1642-1719

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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AllDebooks
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I am soooooo tired right now. Just started reading abouut Addie LaRue. 100 pages in and hooked, can't stop. Just 1 more chapter, right?
#Tootiredforanallnighter

Graywacke My spirit animal: 🦥 7mo
AllDebooks @Graywacke 😊 I wish I could say mine was an energetic, lively creature but we all know I'd be lying. Sloth is definitely apt for me too 🙌 7mo
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