The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a story so wonderfully atmospheric that it’s hard to get it out your head when you’ve finished it. In fact, I even found myself on Instagram looking at fan art to see who captured Luc and Addie in the same way my imagination had!

In 1714, Addie dreams of adventure and a future that doesn’t trap her in the village she’s lived in all her life. When her future husband is selected and her marriage is imminent she finds herself desperately praying to the Gods to change the path she’s on. She had been warned of who to pray to and who not to, but in her desperate state she finds herself face to face with someone who will change her life but with consequences…

She lives her life and explores the world but no one can remember her, she is all alone but refuses to admit her mistake to Luc, the man who gave her this life and so, she finds herself three hundred years later exploring New York City and the unimaginable happens… someone remembers her. Henry does.

Addie sparks up a friendship which blossoms into a relationship with Henry, but given only Henry can remember her, will this actually work?

This is a story that tugs on all the emotions inside of you and sweeps you up in the magical ‘fantasy-ness’ of it all.

The moody and dark Luc blends so well with the stubborn and resilient Addie, creating conversations that lure you in and captivate you, the tension between these two characters is sensational.

Twists are hidden deep within this story and present themselves just when things are going good, creating a heart-pounding reaction as you wonder what will happen next.

I don’t often read fantasy but I knew I had to try this book, it was irresistible to me when I saw it. I can’t recommend it enough to others that have never dabbled in this genre before, it has opened my eyes and I’ve been craving something similar ever since so please give me recommendations!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is out now in hardback and eBook versions from Titan Books in the U.K., I very kindly have a US BOTM version from a dear friend.

Until next time, Chloé x

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