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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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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Oh this was SO GOOD💕💕 6d
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs This is one of my favorite books! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to get this one! 💫 (edited) 6d
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

France, 1714. When Adeline LaRue has to marry someone she doesn‘t want to, she begs for a life of freedom. Her wish comes true, but at a price. Addie will live forever, and is doomed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
She travels across continents and through centuries and learns to live an invisible life. Until someone remembers her. That changes everything.

It‘s a sweet read. A bit too much so to my taste.

TieDyeDude I loved this story, but I've seen a lot of mixed reviews, and I understand how it wouldn't appeal to everyone. 1mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve suspected this and your review confirms it. 1mo
Suet624 Yeah, I agree with the so-so rating for the same reasons 1mo
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BoleyBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks -I almost confused this with Three Junes…I‘ll check it out! 😊 Happy Reading 📖 2mo
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CatLass007
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#ReadAway2024 When I first began listening to this book I wasn‘t sure whether I liked it or not. But loved it! Addie is such a clever woman.

Cailey_Mac This story grows on you for sure🌌 2mo
CatLass007 @Cailey_Mac Yes it does! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books! 2mo
CatLass007 @CoffeeNBooks I can see why. 2mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Loved this book! 2mo
perfectsinner Loved this one. I just reread it fairly recently 2mo
CatLass007 @perfectsinner Great! I wonder what I‘ll think if I ever reread it? 2mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 A book. I keep meaning to read. 2mo
CatLass007 @andrew65 I think you‘d enjoy it. 2mo
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mcipher
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Lovely breezy #audiowalk today with this favorite re-read ♥️

Gissy 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2mo
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KateReadsYA
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@5feet.of.fury #litsyfoundfamilyswap
When I opened my box and saw you got me the tagged book I screeched I was so excited!!!! 😍 I've already torn into the beef jerky hahaha it was amazing! And the handcrafted gift wow that was so thoughtful and it's beautiful 🤩 thank you so much for everything!!!! I'm really glad I've gotten to know you a little through this swap and I had so much fun hosting.

5feet.of.fury ❤️❤️❤️ yay! I‘m so glad you like it all! ❤️ im happy I got to know you better too! 3mo
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monkeygirlsmama
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I took a gamble when I picked up this audiobook on Libby. Having read the synopsis I felt inclined to give it a shot, but also had a moment 's hesitation because I wasn't certain it would really be for me. 17 hours 10 minutes and 50 seconds in listening time later I am happy to report this was a solid pick! Such an incredibly well written and entertaining story.

Shhh... Small secret, it even made me cry. LoL

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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lil1inblue
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1. Louise Erdrich, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, V.E. Schwab (among others)
2. One of my favorite fantasy books is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (tagged)
3. I could easily go with V.E. Schwab here, too, for the Shades of Magic series. But I think I'll say S.A. Chakraborty. The Daevabad Trilogy was just amazing.

TieDyeDude Addie! 😻 3mo
Eggs ❤️❤️Addie Larue🧡🧡 3mo
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monkeygirlsmama

"The vexing thing about time is... it's never enough."

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monkeygirlsmama

Talking about a cat that was disturbed while sleeping in a chair... "He does his best impression of an inconvenienced bread loaf." ??

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BookBabe2018
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ this book read like a fairy tale, which I really enjoyed! While it felt a little long at times…the last 100 pages were worth the story!

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CampbellTaraL
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Bailedbailed

A romantasy that didn't hook me fast enough to endure. I picked this up on recommendation by a friend and because the premise and writing was great. Unfortunately, I don't connect with YA books that center on romance. I need a compelling "bigger story" which this book promised but didn't deliver soon enough.

For those of you who are into romance-centered stories, you will probably like this one.

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aimee23
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What a whirlwind of a book! Personally, I love historical romances so this is a book that piqued my interest. The way that it was written, the flashbacks, the descriptions is very rich and full to the brim. Oh how I loved it! It‘s 542 pages but you‘d be able to finish fast because of the story. I know that when it becomes a movie, it‘ll be fantastic!!!

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aimee23
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“If it‘s not a choice, it isn‘t real.”

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aimee23
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“Small places make for small lives. And some people are fine with that. They like knowing where to put their feet. But if you walk only in other people‘s steps, you cannot make your own way. You cannot leave a mark.” -Remy Laurent (This book has so many quotables!)

LoverOfLearning I FINALLY got around to reading this book, and we discussed it in my book club. Wow! A slow, beautiful yet gut-wrenching burn of a story. Solid 4 stars. 4mo
aimee23 @LoverOfLearning towards the end, there‘s a tugging in my heart that crept through my eyes and I found myself weeping a little. 😭 What a wonderful book! Literally just now finished! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @aimee23 aweee love that for you. Yeah it definitely hit the feels 4mo
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aimee23

“Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives - or to find strength in a very long one.”

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I loved Henry and the story with him and Addie. I listened to the audio, and often lost interest when Luc would appear, so I likely missed much of that part of the story. Thinking back on the book as I write this, though, I debate about rating it ok rather than good. I suspect that rating will decrease with time and memory of the book (since it already has just a little)

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AmyK1
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Mehso-so

I would never have read this if it hadn‘t been a book club pick. It was…interesting. And I did want to see how it ended but not really my thing. Should make for an interesting discussion on Saturday though.

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hclaird
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Fall is my favorite and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is fitting the dark vibes of the season. Currently cheating on my NF books for some storytelling and feeling like that was the right choice.

🕯️🔥🍂🌚✨☕️📚

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katiekat311
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The amount of times I've had this to read and haven't actually been able to, is too high. One day I will actually clear it off of my TBR! #black #Day1 #Scarathon #ScarathonPhotoChallenge #TeamCreepinItReal

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Evita
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5 out of 5! Beautiful writing.

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EmilieGR
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Beautifully written and an engaging story, though not unlike several stories with similar themes and plots. I wish there had been more historical detain, but I truly enjoyed the love letter to NYC!

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kissmehardy
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I wasn't as enamored with this book as the rest of the world seemed to be, but I still enjoyed it! Addie's whole deal was just antithetical to how I see life, but I loved her zest for being alive and her relationship with Henry, and I desperately wanted to see how it all ended. If you've got more of a lust to get out of your daily life than I do, this is your story. #fantasy

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HeyT
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I really enjoyed this. I found Addie to be an engaging character who was strong enough not to yield when things got tough but still capable of finding the joy and beauty in the world around her. I was able to guess some of the plot before it unfolded but still enjoyed the journey. The audio was done really well.

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HeyT
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#BookReport
Didn't manage to finish anything this week but made good progress on my current reads. After last week's binge I probably needed to take a break anyways.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to finish Pump Six and continue on with Addie. Addie is my commute book so I probably won't finish it unless I listen outside of the car.

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Panpan

Ok it took a bit to stick with this because I‘ve seen minor variations on this idea so many times before. And frankly they‘re less sappy and less clunky. This is a love story with historical fiction trappings whose research feels elementary school at best. Where was the editor in all this? Read Life After Life, How to Stop Time or The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and skip this.

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Karisimo
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Eggs So clever! Beautiful book 🙌🏻 12mo
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Violetsunrise84

So far I really like this story. #TheInvisibleLifeOfAddieLaRue

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bookish6
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"I remember you.
Three words, large enough to tip the world.
I remember you."

I loved this book. What a lonely life to live 300 years and be forgotten by everyone. The way she left her mark in little ways was beautiful. ✨️
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#theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue #veschwab #dualtimeline

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Crystal83
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I enjoyed reading this book. I have read other books by this author. I love the plot of the story and the characters were great. I rated this book a 3 out of 5 stars. This is book three that I have completed for #MagnificentMay @Andrew65

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 13mo
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Branwen
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IT WAS SUCH A MAGICAL EVENING! 💕📚💕📚💕

It was amazing to get to see and hear V.E. Schwab in person! 🥰

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Branwen
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I'm in Ann Arbor again tonight - THIS TIME TO ATTEND AN AUTHOR EVENT WITH V.E. SCHWAB! 💕📚💕📚💕📚💕 I am seriously so excited I might pass out! Any other mitten littens here?!

paper.reveries Squeeeee!! That's so exciting! 1y
Branwen @daisyheadmaesie It was a magical night! 1y
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BarkingMadRead
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 1y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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V.E. Schwab kicked off a tour for the paperback release of Addie LaRue in Seattle this evening! She was absolutely amazing and I am so inspired to start writing again (something I haven‘t really done since I was a kid). if you ever have the chance to hear her speak, don‘t miss it. I‘m moving her other titles up in my TBR now! #townhallseattle #irememberyou #veschwab

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Bklover
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For this month‘s #2023readingbracket I think my favorite was The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Joyland was great, but it was a reread, so didn‘t include it.

Amandakay That was my favorite, too! 1y
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Heather_Martin850
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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 1y
SarahBookInterrupted I agree it was very unique. I really enjoyed it too!. 1y
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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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SarahBookInterrupted
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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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🐈= 🍞
Always a favourite.

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