The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Book - 2020 | First U.S. edition
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France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever, and 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.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2020
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION SCH
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780765387561
0765387565

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A sweeping love/hate story between a French girl and a devil spanning 300 years, and still, the book felt too short for me. I adored this beautiful, tragic, hopeful, passionate, filled-with-ideas, and immersive book. Recommended by Megan.


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ElizabethGilbert
Apr 09, 2021

This book was a disappointment. I had high expectations, and the concept holds a lot of potential. However, I felt that there could have been so much more detail included to explain Addie's day-to-day existence and how she got through so many lonely years. Important things were left out or glossed over. The character is 300 years old in present day, yet she showed no signs of wisdom. There were also many contradictions - she can't change, yet the way she speaks and acts in the present day is very modern and her memory of all events is perfect. The rules that the author sets up for this world are frequently broken, which makes suspending disbelief quite difficult. The ending was a copout.

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