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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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SerenaCrawford
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Well done. Took awhile to read but well done.

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erickahhh
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This was another amazing read. I found Addie to be incredible. She was a phenomenal character with determination and grit. I loved the twists and turns this story took and couldn't get enough!

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DMC_run8
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I had a hard time getting into this one and was 10 pages away from DNF when the story picked up for me. I'm glad I stuck with it because I really enjoyed it! It's interesting to imagine living life without being able to connect with anyone. 4⭐️

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xicanti
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Friends, THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE blew me away. The atmosphere! The personal moments! The ins and outs of how Addie navigates her strange, there-but-apart life!

I‘m posting a review because it meant a lot to me and I want you to know it, but I love it in that way where I don‘t want to analyze it any more than I did in the previous paragraph. Lemme just tell you it was a rare 5-star read and leave it at that.

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TLuvs
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Over half way and can't say enough good about the beauty of this book! Why I waited so long to read it is unknown.

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Uralkodo
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Slajaunie
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Ordered this from Etsy. 💙💙💙💙💙

booksellerofyourdiscontent Wow! I love that addition to the book! 1mo
Slajaunie @booksellerofyourdiscontent Thanks! Check out Etsy! 1mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent Do you remember the name of the store? 1mo
Slajaunie @booksellerofyourdiscontent Acourtofpaintedpages 1mo
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xicanti
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Friends, I HAD TWO 5-STAR READS IN A ROW!!! That almost never happens to me.

Since they were both bisexual books, this feels like a good time to announce I‘ve decided to take May off from hetero reads. It‘s queer stuff all the way, baby!

I‘m calling it Gay May because I‘m a sucker for a rhyme, but I‘ll be pulling work from all corners of the quiltbag. While I won‘t exactly run it as a Thing, anyone who wants to join me is most welcome. #gaymay

reading_rainbow Gay May!! 🌈I Love It! 1mo
xicanti @reading_rainbow 🌈🏳️‍🌈🎉 1mo
BkClubCare 👏 1mo
Nutmegnc I mean, it‘s mostly #everydaygay reading at my house but BRING IT #gaymay (edited) 3w
xicanti @Nutmegnc this is also the case at my house, but this month there ain‘t nothin‘ but queer books! Four days in and it feels awesome. 3w
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xicanti
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Supper was fake shakshuka and ADDIE LARUE, which I currently love. I know that could change, since even many of the people who adore it find it overlong, but I‘m gonna revel in it while it lasts.

BrittanyReads I keep staring at Addie on my shelf but am hesitant to pick it up...is it worth it so far? 😬 1mo
xicanti @BrittanyReads I love it very much as of page 150. 1mo
BkClubCare Wowza! Do I just google “fake shakshuka”? That looks amazing. And, I realized after sending the letter to you that I never thanked you for the lovely card and recipe... 1mo
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sarahbarnes Love shakshuka! 1mo
xicanti @BkClubCare if you google “Nigella‘s tomato bacon hash” it should come up. I make basically that recipe, except I use chili oil instead of garlic oil and I add cilantro stems and some green pepper, if I‘ve got it. Then I cook eggs in the resulting gunge. It‘s delicious. 1mo
xicanti @sarahbarnes it‘s the perfect dish when you really, really want tomatoes. (edited) 1mo
BkClubCare @xicanti thanks! 😋 1mo
xicanti @BkClubCare any time! I also forgot to mention I use two pieces of bacon instead of four. Four is overkill. 1mo
BkClubCare @xicanti Noted 📝 1mo
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Jhullie
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I‘m giving this a pick but I have to admit that I had my “I just need to finish it” moments. At 17 hours it is a rambling narrative which I feel could have been told in a shorter time. Having got that off my chest it was clever, frustrating at times but well written and an intriguing concept. Just imagine nobody remembering you the minute you left their sight! It kept me interested and entertained.

5280reader Just started the audiobook today! 2mo
Jhullie @5280reader let me know what you think. 2mo
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MartinaLove
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Decided to read this one. I'm intrigued.

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eden.s.volk
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It's my first time in years reading a book on a device. I had a nook ten years ago but I just didn't like using it. It didn't feel right. But I have too many books now so I got this Kindle Paperwhite. It's not bad! Also, I am almost done with this book. It's a bit slow-moving but very good.

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Books_n_Whatnot
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Fun read. Really loved the concept and thought the ending was satisfying

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SoapboxEdits
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I enjoyed this book! It was a little slow to start, but I immediately fell for Addie and all the characters. Some reviewers were disappointed in the ending, but for me, it was inevitable and happened in a surprising way. The writing is beautiful and my only complaint is that some spots dragged a tiny bit.

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YouReadMyEyes
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Synopsis: A desperate young woman makes a “deal with the devil,” so to speak, who grants her desire and allows her to live free and forever. But the unforeseen consequence of this is that she is unable to be remembered by anyone she sees. For over three hundred years, she lives an invisible life, until one day she unexpectedly meets someone who actually remembers who she is…

Highly recommend! #literaryfantasy

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IamIamIam
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Mehso-so

Okay, I did get misty eyed at the end but it was because of Henry. This wasn't the worst book I've ever read but it was a Twilight Zone episode at best. Serling or Matheson could have hammered the point home in 30 minutes, not 17 HOURS! Beaumont would have been awesome but super dark, which would work here. The lesson? Life is short, live well. Don't make deals with strangers in the woods after dark, either.

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Rissreads
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This was a book that I picked up because of all the love it has gotten here on Litsy. It‘s not my usual genre because I‘m not one for romance but it did hook me in! A love story that spans 300 years between a French girl and the devil! I also loved how art played such an important role in this book. I‘m hoping there will be a book number 2! ♥️

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IamIamIam
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🙄 This book needs to be half as long as it is... 12 hours later and we still need to discuss how the next morning is always awkward, how nobody remembers and exactly how many freckled stars are charted across the perfect face of Addie LaRue. And everyone's painfully beautiful...

**UPDATE** 1 hour left and I want everyone to die already. 😵 Yes, I'm a grumpy old ass.. LOL

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IamIamIam
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While I completely understand Addie continually is forgotten, I'm not so sure as a reader, I need to constantly be reminded about the process. At least an hour could have edited out already by cutting out the flowery repetition!! 🙄

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IamIamIam
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Got this started yesterday because it was available and it isn't awful... a bit hyped up so I'm trying not to be let down but it's interesting so far!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I felt the same way about this one. It was good enough but I thought there was potential for so much more. 2mo
IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 👀 Thanks for the heads up! I'll keep my expectations low, lol... you really do make an excellent bookish sidekick!! 🤣 2mo
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LadyCait84
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Sweeping and seductive and left me in tears.

Worth the hype. Definitely recommend.

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Lindy
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It‘s compared to Life After Life (I loved) & Time Traveler‘s Wife (I hated), so it shouldn‘t be surprising that this novel about a Faustian bargain that keeps a woman living 300+ years… falls somewhere between the two. So-so. Best thing: excellent bisexual representation. The only other book I‘ve read by Schwab—Darker Shade of Magic—also didn‘t work for me, so it‘s safe to say her style (something always ‘breaking‘ in the MC) isn‘t to my taste.

TrishB I hated Life After Life and The Time Travellers Wife but enjoyed this one 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Lindy @TrishB A chacun son gout 😊 3mo
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Lindy
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March is such a fickle month. It is the seam between winter and spring, though seam suggests an even hem and March is more like a rough line of stitches sewn by an unsteady hand, swinging wildly between January gusts and June greens.

kspenmoll Love this -and the sweater! 3mo
Lindy @kspenmoll Thanks! I‘m working in all the ends from the colour changes in the knitting. #knittersofLitsy (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful colours 💚 (edited) 3mo
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Lindy @Cathythoughts Thanks! The grey and white are natural sheep colours, and the yellows are dyed from plants in my garden: elecampane, artemisia, grape leaves, dandelion, goldenrod. 3mo
Centique These garments are actual treasures! So beautiful and they have the natural world around you right in their very fibres 😍 3mo
Lindy @Centique Thanks! I agree. It feels very special. 3mo
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xicanti
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My favourite schnauzer‘s here for the weekend, and his mom loaned me a copy of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE! It‘s the one #NewYearWhoDis book I KNEW I wouldn‘t get to in time. Even this month-after-the-event copy cuts my wait time waaaaay down; I was still only 113th on the library list as of this morning.

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Rissa1
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I don't know what to say. I think all the hype let me down a little but this book still rates high on my scale.

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#WaitingRoomReading, I never thought I would be happy to be able to sit in a waiting room again. My Dad had an angiogram today, I am sitting in the hospital reading and waiting.

BookDragonNotWorm Hope all goes well 🤞 3mo
Rissa1 @BookDragonNotWorm it did, thank you! 3mo
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lumbricuslibri
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Mehso-so

I think this was beautifully written, but I didn't like it.
I don't think it was a waste of time, but I'm disappointed.
Still a good read, though.

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lumbricuslibri
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All right. Last 100 pages.

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lumbricuslibri
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Happy new year!

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Rissa1
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Snow day! She is telling me about stories she has read in school, and I have had a bit of reading time too.

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lumbricuslibri
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Three words, large enough to tip the world.

#theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue #addielarue #veschwab #victoriaschwab

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danni0075
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Not the best book I've read this year but a good read none the less. A romantic fantasy of sorts: a deal struck with Darkness and the consequences of a young woman taking control of her life in the 17th century and the tiny ripples made over the span of 300 years.

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Bookpearl
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I don‘t know how to feel about Addie and the reviews are through the roof! This coffee is saving the day though! 😩 #addiewho #addielarue #hotcoffeeforthewin

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lumbricuslibri
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I started [The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue] on Kindle when it came out but I lost interest. Weeks later, I got it on Audible... still wasn't captivated.

I know some books just won't do it for you and that's OK, but I like Schwab so I want to try again (+ I know someone who likes it).

Also, I got this special edition for my birthday back in December and it's not cheap, lol.

#veschwab #victoriaschwab #theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue #addielarue

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geekymomma
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Finished in a day, slow to start but held my interest. The ending however was a bit of a disappointment.

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The.Great.Catsby
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The plot was interesting but the writing was just too fluffy. The ending left me feeling underwhelmed and I was not a fan of the back and forth. Luc was unbearable to me. I believed the relationship between Henry and Addie, but there was just something missing. There was a lot left unexplored.
I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it.

2.13.22

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Rissa1
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"Henry would rather be a storykeeper than a storyteller."

Same, Henry,same.

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mjtwo
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2-8 Feb 2022 (audiobook)
Audible BOTM, but also on my TBR list.
In 18th century France a girl makes a pact with the devil to escape a forced marriage: her soul in exchange for immortality. But there is of course a catch - she makes no mark on the world and no-one she meets remembers her. Until Henry…
Well-written, addictive and romantic. Frustratingly, I found myself falling for Luc. But then I also romanticise Rhett Butler and Heathcliff #issues

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Rissa1
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Playing with this nugget today means that I won't get a lot, or any reading done, but that is ok.

SRWCF You two could always read together! 4mo
Rissa1 So far we have read three books. Her favorite is 4mo
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erank58
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Currently thanking God/the universe (and VE Schwab, of course) for diverse and authentic rep of the bi+ experience in today's books 📚 #botm

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Sharv_Sona
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It‘s a bit late into the night, and I have finished yet another book. This book is astonishing and breathtaking all at the same time. It has sent me on such a rollercoaster, I can‘t even explain. The book was a bit slow-paced for the first few parts, but I am happy that I continued reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5 (4.5/5)

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Sharv_Sona

“There is always a cost,” He says gently. “A price must be paid.”

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Sharv_Sona

“You see only flaws and faults, weaknesses to be exploited. But humans are messy. That is the wonder of them. They live and love and make mistakes, and they feel so much.”

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Sharv_Sona

“Love is hungry. Love is selfish.”
“You are thinking of possession.”
He shrugs. “Are they so different?”

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Sharv_Sona

“Take your echoes and pretend they are a voice.”

Reyzl Beautiful! 4mo
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“Pain can be beautiful,” he says, exhaling a cloud of smoke. “It can transform. It can create.”