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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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Jgacreations
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Loved this!!!

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Yahui07
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Mehso-so

My first thought, when I finished this book, was “finally”. ….
I know this book has good ratings and is beautifully written but is also dragging too long and really not my type….🥲

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Robotswithpersonality
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I think I respect this, rather than love it, for going in a different direction than I thought it would.
It's taken me too long to pick up a V.E. Schwab, and I'll definitely be looking into her other works now.
Gorgeous writing, I was absolutely spellbound.
The interweaving of art in the narrative, (creation and inspiration), the appreciation for food, New York and bookstore cat! 1/2

Robotswithpersonality Stellar world building, the minutiae of how the curse would work, how a person would slowly learn to manage it best, while leaving the taxonomy of the darkness a mystery.
Three cheers for pansexual rep! 2/2
1w
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Robotswithpersonality
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🐈= 🍞
Always a favourite.

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paisleyjess
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So so good. I liked the magical deal element and the strong woman main character. There's a non-sappy love story in there for you, too.

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MeganAnn
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Finished a couple books this week.

First was this fantasy novel which was delightful. I loved following Addie through her long invisible life. Schwab writes characters that I immediately feel could be my friends & who I instantly cheer for… Addie was no different. So far, I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by this author, just hadn‘t made time for this one yet. I‘m really glad I finally picked this one up thanks to @xicanti ‘s #auldlangspine list.

xicanti I‘m so glad you loved it! 1w
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largetown531
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First book of the year. I'm shooting for a goal of 25. I may be a bit behind but this one was too good to breeze through. Loved the story, loved the characters, loved the style of writing. Looking forward to reading more from this author. I will miss you Addie. Don't worry, I remember you.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Beautifully written, poetic, life lessons and a great ending.
I loved listening to this on audio. Took me about 6 weeks over Christmas and I'm missing it now that I'm done
I don't read fantasy/supernatural but I quite enjoyed this story. Interesting, original concept.
Nice taste of V. E. Schwab.

Perfect narration by Julie Whelan!

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DebbieGrillo
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Addie LaRue asks us to consider what makes a life worth living. It reminds us to live well because no matter how long our life is, it goes by so fast! Addie is spirited, cunning, and strong. Give me more books and more characters just like this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SonyaBeatty
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"It feels as if the doors of her world have been thrown wide, so many rooms added to a house she thought she knew."

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟big stars!
“I remember you”
I have no words to describe how much I loved this. I‘m going to just sit in my feels for awhile.

DebbieGrillo I'm 3/4 the way through this and am loving it too! 3w
BookMaven9 Awww don‘t hurry, savor♥️ 3w
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abostwick24
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A beautiful read to start 2023! To put simply, it‘s a very enchanting story. Another book that I just couldn‘t put down. The characters are all well written, engaging, and flawed. The prose is riveting. I cannot recommend this book enough. My only compliant is that it is slow in the beginning. But trust me, it is worth “suffering” through the first 100 pages because you will not be disappointed by this plot!
My review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

BookMaven9 I‘m having post book depression lol I never wanted it end 3w
abostwick24 @BookMaven9 same! I was so invested in the story and the characters! It‘s a tough book to go through withdrawal! 3w
BookMaven9 ♥️ 3w
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AileenRR
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Started off listening to this one and it took a while to get into it. Once I finished I immediately had to get the paper version and start again from the beginning. Some books are just better on paper

Allylu I loved this one, too! 1mo
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DcSunshine
Mehso-so

It was decent, not super memorable. A beach read if you need one.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I really enjoyed this book. I wasn‘t sure what to expect, except that others really enjoyed it. I loved the history and magic/curse aspect of the book. It is also one that makes you think about your life, relationships and what gives you joy, happiness and pleasure. It was a surprisingly fast pace book considering it was over such a long time period. I also like that the history is happening around Addie and that she is still the main story.

BillBlume I love how Schwab plays with the concept of her book‘s premise. For me, that sucked me in from the get-go. Such a fun book! 1mo
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Scochrane26
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I‘m so excited to finally have this book & get started on reading it, Katie! Thanks for the special edition & for enabling my seasonal peppermint bark addiction. #jolabokaflodswap @katiekat311 @MaleficentBookDragon —Thanks for doing with swap every year!

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gaurik94
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This was my first time annotating a book and I didn‘t even really plan to annotate when I started reading this. I feel this was the perfect book to start with annotations. Filled with so many characters, references and amazing quotes. The best fantasy book I have read so far! 🖤

BookMaven9 I don‘t annotate either but totally did for this one 3w
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Angie95
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I think this is the most beautiful book I‘ve read in this 2022.
Now i‘m reading christmas books, but it‘s almost the end of the year.
So i decided to make my first post with Addie LaRue ☺️.
I may say sorry for my english 😅, so please be patient with me; i‘ll learn better 😂.

TrishB Welcome to Litsy 😁 2mo
BookwormM Lovely to have you here 2mo
Angie95 @TrishB thank you ☺️ 2mo
Angie95 @BookwormM thank you! 😃 2mo
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Branwen
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I found this special edition of Addie Larue through The Book Depository, though it came from Amazon! 😍 I'm obsessed with the page edges! It has beautiful illustrations too! 💕📚💕

TieDyeDude Love it! 2mo
JacqMac Beautiful!! 2mo
KarenUK That is gorgeous! 2mo
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BookishMadHatter
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Book Club meets on Thursday so I am powering through ... not easy

merelybookish I sent your Jolabokaflod package last week and may have forgotten to write that on the box. Anyhoo...it should be arriving soon. 🤞 2mo
TieDyeDude Aww, I really loved this. I don't know if I would have liked having a deadline; I took my time and enjoyed the slow burn. 2mo
BookishMadHatter @TieDyeDude it's just not my cup of tea, and I'm not connecting with the characters. I find Addie especially bad, which isn't good since it's her book lol 2mo
BookishMadHatter @merelybookish thanks so much. I'll be on the lookout... also I did the same thing with my last swap lol 2mo
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BookishMadHatter
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Can't put it off any longer ... time to fight my way through another library book club pick (they meet on Thursday). I'm about 75 pages in and don't have high hopes

wanderinglynn Sad to say that I didn‘t like this one. 2mo
BookishMadHatter @wanderinglynn I'm sticking with it, but I don't care for it at all (yet) either. I don't want to dnf because it's for book club ... but I think I would have already if it were just a personal read 2mo
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gaurik94
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SamAnne
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Mehso-so

I liked the premise, but would have been better with a tighter edit. IRL book club pick!

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MarissaReads

Interesting read so far. I‘m only a few chapters in and very intrigued. I‘m glad this book is a little change of pace and plot. Excited to see where this book takes me this week!

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Steph.Titus
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#Book.29.2022

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micaelapriestley
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"I remember you" #Septemberbook #bookclub

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Allylu
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📕 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
✍️ - Walter Isaacson
📺 - I Dream of Jeannie; I Love Lucy; The Incredible Hulk
🎤 - The Ides of March; Idina Menzel
🎶 - I Am A Rock; I Am the Walrus; I Am Woman #manicmonday #LetterI @CBee

CBee Just finished Addie yesterday, loved it! 4mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, need to read that book. 4mo
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CBee
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I see why this gets lots of love, but can also understand why it‘s a little frustrating 😂 Personally, I was fine with the ending - I really thought it was kind of perfect. I saw mentions of a sequel, but I don‘t really think there is much more of a story to tell - unless it focuses more on Henry maybe? Anyway, great read ♥️

NikkiM5 I‘m in the “loved the ending” group. But I understand the stress it could cause 🤣 4mo
CBee @NikkiM5 definitely! I really thought it ended where it needed to end - it didn‘t feel like a cliffhanger at all 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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sarah-bear
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In honor of the start of October, I‘ll share my thoughts on this semi-eerie story. I had REALLY high hopes for this book, but as I kept reading I felt like I was going absolutely nowhere. The plot dragged throughout the whole book, and the ending wasn‘t really worth all that build up. The overall idea of the story is very cool, but the execution wasn‘t as exciting as I was hoping :(

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Allylu
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#Scarathlon2022DailyPrompts and my current read. #Scarathlon2022 I‘m reading the audiobook, but the copy I saw in our public library looked black to me.

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤Awesome! 4mo
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thereflectiveflaneur
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Not a book 📕 I would usually be drawn to! Transports you and you are suspended in an epic tale of memory, experience and the need to make connections with others. Great moments of beautiful prose!

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CBee
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this. It‘s wonderful though I‘m nervous the ending might be sad….. guess we‘ll see 😬

Allylu I'm reading this, too!! 4mo
CBee @Allylu I‘m really enjoying it! 4mo
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Reyzl

“What is your name?” His eyes slide from a corner of the room back to her. “Why must I have one?” “All things have names”, she says. “Names have purpose. Names have power.”

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AllDebooks
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This was such a treat to read. I loved Addie and actually shed a tear for her. That's the first time I've cried over a book for a long time. It's a great story with historical scene setting as she moves through the centuries. It's a good pick for Halloween season.

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AllDebooks
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"The old gods may be great, but they are neither kind nor merciful."

Can't resist sharing the rest..
"They are fickle, unsteady as moonlight on water, or shadows in a storm. If you insist on calling them, take heed: be careful what you ask for, be willing to pay the price. And no matter how desperate or dire, NEVER pray to the gods that answer after dark.
Estele Magritte, 1642-1719

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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AllDebooks
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I am soooooo tired right now. Just started reading abouut Addie LaRue. 100 pages in and hooked, can't stop. Just 1 more chapter, right?
#Tootiredforanallnighter

Graywacke My spirit animal: 🦥 5mo
AllDebooks @Graywacke 😊 I wish I could say mine was an energetic, lively creature but we all know I'd be lying. Sloth is definitely apt for me too 🙌 5mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect choice! Such a compelling book 👏🏻 5mo
TheSpineView @Eggs 👍🤩🌞 5mo
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Reyzl

“Henry would rather be a storykeeper than a storyteller”

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alisiakae
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For the most part, I loved this book, as I adore anything Victoria Schwab writes. My only complaint is how Luc & Addie evolve towards each other, it gave me Stockholm syndrome vibes in one section and felt kinda cringey. Otherwise, another fantastic Schwab read!
#pop22 #constellationoncover

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Karisimo
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I love the originality and scope of this one!

#letteri
#AlphabetGame
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to get to this one! 6mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book72
I loved everything about this book. I went into it knowing nothing about the plot, so it took a couple chapters to completely understand what was going on, but after that I was hooked. I wanted to sit and read the whole thing in one sitting, but I also wanted to take my time to make the story last longer. This will definitely make my favorite books list this year and I‘ll likely reread it several times in the future.

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, high praise! 7mo
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Blh87
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Well, I‘ve started this one, and I‘m afraid it‘ll be another popular book that doesn‘t live up to the hype for me. Fingers crossed!

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Finally getting around to reading this one. It‘s a perfect morning to sit and read with my plants 🪴😊❤️

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

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BookLove4Ever
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A good read that kept me engaged. I couldn‘t put it down. There was one plot hole that I‘m surprised no one has mentioned in the reviews I‘ve read. It‘s not a huge deal. Some parts were skipped over in the story that I would have liked more detail on. Otherwise it was very enjoyable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TieDyeDude
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Eggs Oh great choice! Great book! 7mo
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Bookish_Gal
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A perfect….
Perfect…
(Drink)
They love your body
Your abs
Your laugh
The way you smell
The sound of your voice
They want you
(Not you)
They need you
(Not you)
They love you
(Not you)
You are whomever they want you to be
You are more than enough, because you‘re not real
you are perfect, because you don‘t exist
(Not you)
(Never you)
They look at you and see whatever they want…
Because they don‘t see you at all.
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Haven‘t stopped thinking about this