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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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Bibliophile004
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This book follows the life of Addie LaRue, who ie curse/blessed to live forever. I loved Addie‘s resilience as she found a ways to make a mark on the world- against the odds.

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Romancegirl
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The beginning is slow, but the pay off is so worth the wait. This is one book where the slow burn was done well and kept me turning the page to see how it would all turn out.

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Librosycafe
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The setting of the 1700s🇫🇷 French 🥖country side is sexy, until you're young desire to see the world 🌍.

P.S. I will not stan Luc+Addie nope!
#youngadult
#ya
#theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue

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Bren912
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There were parts that were dragging but I was immersed in the story. One of the old adage of ‘be careful what you wish for‘ and also ‘be careful how you word things‘ comes into total play. The biggest takeaway from this book? We all want to be seen. To be remembered by our name and how great a gift when someone speaks our given name.

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BookishGirl06
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Trying out. Also my first book by this author

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Bren912
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Savoring this book. Met a random person walking with a book the other day and mentioned I was reading this book. She became animated and said “I read it! It‘s a five ⭐️ review for me!” I love meeting other book nerds.

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vanslibanan
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FeatherV This novel is incredible! 1w
nishaagni It‘s a really creative book. 1w
IMASLOWREADER thats a good one 1w
Bcox129 Halfway through & loving it! 1w
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Johanna414
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This is one if those books that people seem to have very strong opinions about - either love or hate... which naturally made me nervous to read it, because it might disappoint. So it's been sitting on my shelf for a year and I tell people "omg I cant wait to read that one!" whenever it comes up ?
I'm really glad @sebrittainclark and #newyearwhodis gave me the kick in the butt I needed to finally pick it up! While I can't say it's my new all-time

Johanna414 favorite, I did really enjoy it. Addie was such a cool character and I did LOVE the ending! 2w
monalyisha I loved the ending too! And I definitely get the entire scenario you‘re describing. I‘ve told people the same, & have really FELT the same, & yet have put books off…& off. 🙈 Congrats on finally reading! 😅 2w
Johanna414 @monalyisha it really does feel like an accomplishment! 🤣 2w
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I feel sad for her honestly and understand why she feels that way

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these_dreams
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Been needing to replace mine for a while! Finally did it!

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these_dreams
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Necessities.

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AutumnRLS
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We Ride On Sticks was delightful and had me laughing out loud - 4⭐
All the Birds in the Sky - Had me hooked by page 2 and couldn't put out down. 5⭐
Reaper at the Gates - I really need something good to happen to these characters in the next book or I'm going to hurl it at the wall. 3⭐
Addie LaRue- I don't even know where to start. Absolutely brilliant 5 ⭐
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AutumnRLS The Other Einstein - Are all of Marie Benedict books this depressing and anger inducing? If so, count me out. 👎
A Gathering of Shadows - Definitely suffered from being the middle book in a trilogy, but it's a nice setup for book three. Magical Pirates are definitely in my wheelhouse. 4 ⭐
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marleed Great reviews! 3w
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Bren912
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Waited for awhile for the library to give me this hold. Hope it‘s worth it!

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these_dreams
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Beyond obsessed with this book. I think it has rekindled my fire for reading ❤️❤️❤️

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these_dreams
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Reading while my hair processes 💇🏼‍♀️

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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

There is the dark devil and by reading this book you don't get much information about him. It was hard to feel his and Addie's chemistry. This book was really intriguing to a specific point - after that I started to feel like nothing was happening.

Ending was brilliant! So this really was worth reading even though my journey toward the ending felt more like average than amazing.

#19822022 (3/41) #TheSupernaturalYear (Ghost) #JumpStart2022

AkashaVampie Great Job hun! 3w
Librarybelle That is a gorgeous edition! 3w
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BillBlume
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Love this line from THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LaRUE.

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PageShifter

“The nicest days are always the ones we don‘t plan.“

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PageShifter

“What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind?”

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Bevita
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So fun and unusual-book club book #5 and the best so far. French girl makes a deal with the devil and lives forever, but no one remembers her. Terrific.

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Lovelylottereader
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My first finished book of 2022! Happy New Year to everyone! I absolutely loved this book, I could not put it down and was so invested in the story. This book was absolutely stunning. Stunning writing. Stunning characters. It‘s a beautiful and emotional story that left me both crying and speechless when I finished it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader

A story is an idea, wild as a weed, springing up wherever it is planted.

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Lovelylottereader

Were the instants of joy worth the stretches of sorrow?
Were the moments of beauty worth the years of pain?
And she turns her head, and looks at him, and says, “Always.”

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Lovelylottereader

“Nothing is all good or all bad,” she says. “Life is so much messier than that.”

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Noveldrama
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This book deserves all the hype.
I enjoyed the plot..
Love the way darkness (god) revolves arounds addie after making a deal tempting her to give up.
The audiobook is amazing.

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Lovelylottereader

History is a thing designed in retrospect.

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Lovelylottereader

“I can‘t hold a pen. I can‘t tell a story. I can‘t wield a weapon, or make someone remember. But art,” she says with a quieter smile, “art is about ideas. And ideas are wilder than memories. They‘re like weeds, always finding their way up.”

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Samreamer
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My partner went on a roadtrip this month, so we had to book out a book. We never like the same books— ever. But he picked this out, and we both ended up liking it. It moves rather slowly; we both decided that it could‘ve been a few hours shorter with no loss of content, but it was still unique and interesting. Girl makes a deal with the devil and then of course has to live with the consequences. 7/10

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Lovelylottereader

Ideas are wilder than memories.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#12Booksof2021 #3rdBook #March I completely forgot to post yesterday, but I certainly didn't want to leave this one out. This was not only my favorite book I read in March, but one of my favorite books I read in 2021.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choice, not the first recommendation for it. 1mo
perfectsinner Loved that book, hoping to reread it soon 4w
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Lovelylottereader

If you only walk in other people‘s steps, you cannot make your own way.

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Lovelylottereader

There is defiance in being a dreamer.

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BookwormM

#12BooksOf2021 #February

Great book one that will stick with the

Andrew65 This is one I want to read, but not got there yet. 1mo
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Lovelylottereader

“You have stars.”

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Lovelylottereader

Ideas are so much wilder than memories, they long and look for ways of taking root.

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Lovelylottereader

Stories are a way to preserve one‘s self. To be remembered. And to forget.

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Lovelylottereader

She can‘t leave her own mark, but if she‘s careful, she can give the mark to someone else. Nothing concrete, of course, but inspiration rarely is.

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Lovelylottereader

What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind?

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Bookpearl
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Bookmas gifts are always the best!! This has been on my TBR for a while and I‘m curious to see what the hype is about.

Avanders Your fingernail polish! Love 😍 1mo
Bookpearl @Avanders Thank you! 1mo
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Andrea4
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Returning early...largely because I totally forgot I was listening to this 🤣 let's not blame the book though, because I was enjoying it. But my head is just brimming with tarot all the time right now and feel like I don't have the time for much else between that and Christmas season now.
Time for me to start re-reading my Christmas annual book anyway now.
In the NY I'll try this again!

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Eos462
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Mehso-so

Finally got through this one, after having to request from the library twice. It was good, but I wanted it to be phenomenal. Also, Addie kinda sucks. For someone who has been around for hundreds of years, boy is she dull. Other that her resolve to resist and annoying Luke, she's mostly one dimensional. I'm more interested in what the next book will be like honestly, it was left on an intriguing cliffhanger.

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Anoukeboek
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It's quite interesting to think what you would do with your life if you had endless time, but nobody would remember you. I liked Addie. She seemed really real, like a girl you would've met someday. The plot was kind of predictable, but that didn't make it boring. I wanted to know how Addie would deal with everything. Also I loved the "muse"-aspect. This was not a live-changing-experience read for me, but I still really liked it!

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kplovesbooks
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This book is on my TBR, haven't gotten around to it yet...but I stumbled across this quote on Insta. Love it. 😍

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Johanna414
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So very excited for this #newyearwhodis list from @sebrittainclark - I've already read a few titles, and thoroughly enjoyed them, so that makes me hopeful for the rest! The tagged book is definitely top of my list since I own it, but there's a bunch of others I'm interested in!
@monalyisha thank you so much for organizing this, and taking so much care in matching readers up!

sebrittainclark Glad you like the list! 2mo
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tamtootles
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Took a bit to get into but I'm glad I stuck with it

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KristiAhlers
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I personally LOVED this story. Addie is a wonderful character and I found I was instantly drawn to her and was ready for the journey her book took. I think this might be my favorite by this author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

keys_on_fire I can‘t wait to read this! I‘ll probably have to put this on my January list, as #wintergames is going to take up a lot of my time in December! 2mo
KristiAhlers @keys_on_fire you totally need to! It will be worth it to find space on your reading list for January! 2mo
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Mehso-so

This took a while to finish, mainly because it took ALMOST 200 PAGES to get into. The writing was soooooooooo repetitive. “It will be years before Addie knows this, it will be years before Addie realizes this” and green is my fave color but I swear I wanted to scream everytime she she discovered a new shade of it in Luc‘s eyes 🙄 what kept this from totally sucking was Luc. I enjoyed his character a lot.

#BookSpinBingo

Amiable I completely agree with your review! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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AshleyKorinE
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Addie has lived a very long time, you could probably count it as forever by now. She has had a struggle living that long though because no one who meets her remembers. Addie slowly builds herself into the story though to cheat the devil a little. Until someone finally remembers but she can't figure out why and he decides not to tell her. I enjoyed this novel, how Schwab built the story and characters and it was a long but fun read!