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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V. E. Schwab
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Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020
#1 Indie Next PickOctober 2020
BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALISTBook of The Month Club

A “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite *

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s 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 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.

Also by V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light


At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

3758 Reviews

Loudly Crying Face“no i do not need to explain myself for the five copies i own of this book. i will always remember you addie <3”
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveRealistic settingHeartbreakingRomanticThought-provoking
Loudly Crying Face“I finished this book almost a day ago and I'm still processing it. So so so good. Weird as all hell to read a book with a main character who has your name (I've met like three other Addy/Addie/Addis in my life) especially when she's cursed to move through the world without making an impact on people and not being remembered when that's a huge fear of mine. I didn't think about how it was a exploration of the erasure of women through history until I read one of the blurbs, but it makes total sense and that idea doesn't feel forced at all. Beautifully written, and I think it's incredibly unique for so many reasons. I think this book is going to become one of my life changing books. I'm gonna be thinking about this one for awhile.”
Reviewed in:The Pink Bookmark
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingAddictiveImmersive settingDarkHeartbreakingRomanticThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“It was amazing to learn and love Addie as a character! I was intrigued to see where her journey led and in the end, I believe she knows she lived a marvelous life. This book is deeper than a story but it is a lesson and symbolizes real life in many ways like losing or winning and appreciating life’s little blessings. NOW, I can’t give it 5 stars because the last few paragraphs killed me like?? COME ON why does she make things so hard for herself”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingTwistyThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Wow. This was a great book. The author’s writing made it addictive to read! I loved how the chapters were on the shorter side and how they shifted back and forth throughout the timeline. It had me cheering and crying at parts, and for that I love it.”
Reviewed in:Cutie club 🥰
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictive
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“What a roller coaster ride! I will admit, it started a a little slow for me, but then it took off like a shot. The shifting between time periods made Addie’s story so much more intriguing and helped make her more believable. I adored her and Henry and their love nearly broke me. It made me mad that it took Addie 300 years to stop playing the victim with Luc, but when she did, I cheered! I would pay to watch that for the next 300 years!”
Reviewed in:Cutie club 🥰
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveUnpredictableMagical settingHeartbreakingRomanticThought-provoking

About V. E. Schwab

VICTORIA “V. E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, the Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and more, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

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