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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

by V.E. Schwab

The first mark she left upon the world, long before she knew the truth, was that ideas are so much wilder than memories, that they long and look for ways of taking root.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a bargain with a wild god to live forever but she doesn’t realize until too late the price of her freedom – she is doomed to be instantly forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that plays out across centuries and continents, as a young woman learns how to plant ideas for art and music in an attempt to leave her mark on the world.  Her devil appears each year on the anniversary of their deal to taunt her and push her, but no hardship he can conjure is enough to make her give in and surrender her immortal life and her soul along with it.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across Henry, a young man in a hidden bookstore who would rather be a storykeeper than a storyteller, and he remembers her…

A delicious, gothic, romantic read about inspiration in art, finding a sole mate, a devil and a very clever muse.  If you, like me, loved Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life or The Time Traveller’s Wife do give Addie LaRue a go.  I absolutely loved it!

For someone damned to be forgettable, Addie laRue is a most delightfully unforgettable character and her story is the most joyous evocation of unlikely immortality – Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

Addie LaRue is a book perfectly suspended between darkness and light, myth and reality.  It is – ironically – unforgettable. – Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January


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