Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

 My book review of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By: V.E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 448

Release Date: October 6th, 2020

Publisher: Tor Books

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

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.


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V.E. Schwab can do no wrong. They have not written a book that I haven't liked, and this book is by far one of my favorites.

Addie has a wild soul. The thought of living a simple life, one that her parents have laid out for her, would crush her. Instead of following the path for her, she runs away and makes bargain with the night. Little did Addie know, she would live forever, but know one would remember her. 

The thought of 300 years without any lasting companionship, that blows my mind. How lonely and sad that life would be.

Favorite Quote:

“ is sad, of course, to forget. But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten. To remember when no one else does.”

This book receives 5 out of 5 stars from me. I finished this book in one day. Couldn't put it down. It had a wonderful pace, with excellent writing. Always love V.E. Schwab. 


  1. This is the first book by Schwab I ever picked up and I nejoyed it tremendously. I can't wait to read more!