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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (edició 2020)

de V. E. Schwab (Autor)

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Títol:The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Autors:V. E. Schwab (Autor)
Informació:Tor Books (2020), Edition: Illustrated, 448 pages
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue de V. E. Schwab

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I loved this book! Adeline LaRue is born in France in 1691, and at the age of 23, her family have decided to marry her off to a widower with three children. Adeline refuses to be 'gifted like a prize sow to a man she does not love, or want, or even know'. In sheer desperation to avoid this fate, she prays with every fibre of her being. A spirit of the woods eventually answers and Addie explains she wants to be free and doesn't want to belong to anyone. In making a deal, her soul is cursed.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is a character driven story about how our main character comes to terms with her curse and the way in which she learns to navigate life now that she is forgettable. Addie is invisible, unable to leave a mark on the world or even say her own name. The unexpected ache of losing her family and everyone she's ever known is tough. Addie is completely and utterly alone and must find a way to survive.

Addie struggles and learns innovative ways in which to get by as she experiences life through the years, decades, and eventually the centuries and I loved it. It also reminded me a little of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Through the series, Rice imagines what it's like to outlive everyone else, never age and yet witness so much change in the world over time. The elements I love from that series (relationships, the changing culture over time and the evolution of art, architecture, travel and technology) are evident here, yet in Schwab's own style.

Full of evocative writing and passages that made me pause and reflect, this was my first time reading anything by V.E. Schwab, but it certainly won't be the last. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue manages to straddle the genres of historical fiction and fantasy (owing to the curse) and I just loved the writing style. It's clear the author loves books and stories too, here's a quote from Addie early on in the novel:

"What she needs are stories. Stories are a way to preserve one's self. To be remembered. And to forget. Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books. Books she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives - or to find strength in a very long one." Page 31

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is a slow burn character study that makes you reflect on the past, the present and the future and ponder what really matters in the world. The book also made me wonder 'what if' and is a serious contender for my Top 5 Books of 2021 list. The ending was powerful and had me cheering for Addie and I can't wait to read more from this talented writer. ( )
  Carpe_Librum | Sep 23, 2021 |
Is Addie ready to give up her soul? Is life on earth even after 300 years worth it? Were the instants of joy worth the stretches of sorrow?
What would it be like to live forever and never grow old but never be remembered and not able to say your name? This is the deal Addie LaRue strikes with the Devil ( Luc) in order to escape a hum drum life and marriage. An interesting premise for a novel and the novel mostly delivers. I just found it stretched on a bit too long. The developent of Luc, as the god who grants her request is wonderful. He is smoke and mirrors but he is perhaps a man too and has found his match in Addie. Who knows? ( )
  Smits | Sep 10, 2021 |
Although some may describe this book as on the slow side I found I couldn't stop reading and ended up finishing this beautiful and eloquent story in two days.

There were some truly hard hitting and beautiful lines that I found myself doing something I don't usually do: highlighting and writing a few notes on musings I had throughout my read.

Addie's everyday immortality (the immortality of your name and memory living long after you've left this world) was the price of true immortality. But the part that seems like the most hellish (in my mind at least) is the not being able to create- especially with all her experiences and learning.

Some great messages in this story and I will definitely be recommending to everyone I know. ( )
  Sonja.Rosemarie | Sep 9, 2021 |
ebook, read in 2021, fiction, time, relationships, ( )
  dsc73277 | Sep 7, 2021 |
WOW, I absolutely flew through The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. This is truly a gem of a book. I loved the time/place hopping between 1700’s France and 2000’s New York City, and the concept of no one ever remembering you as you age through the centuries is so scary! When you meet Henry, I grew just as giddy as Addie and found their romance fantastically charming. This might just be one of my favorite books of all time- it’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read in years! I’m still tearing up just thinking about this book. ( )
  Nikki_Sojkowski | Aug 26, 2021 |
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This sweeping fantasy is as much a love story as it is a tribute to storytelling, art, and inspiration. Schwab’s diverse cast is beautifully rendered, and the view of human connection on offer is biting and bitter, yet introspective and sweet. This ambitious and hopeful work is a knockout.
 

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

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Her gaze is clear. A lighthouse through the fog. She smiles, and Henry's world goes brighter. She turns away, and it is dark again.
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