The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Reviewed by Sam!
What I drank prior: so if you haven’t seen… the wheel of time show is out, which means we’re watching it and watching it drunk. I also had the worst week at work so i needed to drink all the things.. mostly wine but two shots too
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 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.
Drunk Overview: ok so, there’s this chick in the 1800 who doesn’t want to get married so she makes a wish to be free and then she ends up being legit immortal but the cost is that no one remembers her the minute she looks away. I can’t imagine what that’s like but here we are. One day, someone remembers her and that’s a BIG DEAL. So we figure that out
Spoiler-free Thoughts: Honestly, after the last couple books i’v read from this author i was worried about whether I’d like this but i was hella surprised by how much i did. Like so much.
Characters: to say this was a character driven story is an understatement, and this is basically a story for Addie and her life, but, like… the characters around her are great. The bae has his own issues, but his family and friends… they’re legitimately awesome. I love a great set of side characters. I will say that while i adore them and would die for them they do only exist for the guy’s plot. THEN there’s the villain. Luke. Like ok, like… ok. talk about love/hate. I can’t stand it but I love their relationship.
You know how you love things in fiction but hate them in real life. That’s this.
Plot: it was so good guys. I never felt bored. Quite the opposite. In the slump im in, i basically inhaled this book. I got what i needed.
Writing Style: Again, I was wrried i was going to read a story similar to this author’s other books where the main character was unrelateable but i was WRONG and happy
World Building: god damnit, it was perfect. I got what I needed and, in fact, i didn’t actually need anymore. Seriously, I loved the world but I don’t want another story in this ever agin. It’s perfect how it is and we don’t need any more. Literally please don’t give me anymore… i beg you.
What to pair it with: A White Russian. It’s great, it tastes good, but you only need one.
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,