The Invisble Life of Addie LaRue
Updated: Apr 17, 2021
Review in a sentence: After I finished this book I really didn't know what to do, It took me 2 days till I was capable of writing a review and I wasn't sure if this deserves 5 stars or 1, but I am sure there are people who will love and others who will hate it.
Author: V.E Schwab
Goodreads Review: 4.32 (April 2021)
Genre: YA Fantasy
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.
We see so may place in so may time periods which was just amazing, New York, Villion, Paris, Florence, London, Chicago and Munich. Some of these places where so touching and so well described that I wanted to life there, also how it changed with the time, even though Addie thought it could never change, it did.
The Characters had so much Potential and I feel like it was wasted, I think we could have gotten way more growth in Addies character and actually see the hope, madness, sadness and happiness she experienced in 300 years instead I had the feeling nothing changed, even when she met Henry. Apropos Henry, I was so disappointed in him, I wanted really see how lost he was, how much he wanted to be loved, but in my opinion it was just told instead of showing it in his acts and thoughts. Luc made it a lot better, I actually liked him and could see really clearly how lonely he was with all of his deals, just to get a human soul without ever becoming human.
We switch always between New York 2014 and all the different time periods Addie experienced. And the parts in the past were amazing every time something different happened and we saw the game between Luc and Addie, the stubbornness of the two. New York on the other side was at first little bit boring, but till the end we got some action and mayor plot points I enjoyed.
I think it was some of the best written books I have ever read, fast paced with a lot of meaning behind the words, which really made you think about being human, being mortal, being remembered and being loved. I think there could be a few more epic quotes, especially with the thoughtful topics.