Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Author: V.E. Schwab
“But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten. To remember when no one does.”
Like many other Schwab fans, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Addie LaRue for many years. And this book proves that I will gladly read anything she writes. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is mesmerizing, visceral, and heartbreaking. It’s a truly beautiful story and deserving of all of the high praise it has received.
Addie LaRue is both long and slower paced, and yet I had absolutely no problem powering through the chapters. Both the captivating writing and chapter structures help pull the reader easily into the story. There was a sense of yearning and urgency within the pages that makes the book unputdownable.
Another aspect of the book that I really loved was how atmospheric the settings were. There’s nothing enjoy more when reading than getting lost in the pages and feeling transported into the book. Addie LaRue had me feeling nostalgic for times and places I have never been, which is another testament to V.E. Schwab’s capabilities as a writer.
I’ve seen and heard a lot of people find the ending heartbreaking, but actually felt a profound sense of hopefulness. The ending was stunningly perfect and nothing less than expected. Addie LaRue is a special gem of a book and I encourage any lover of stories to add it to their library.