Author: V.E. Schwab
Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Genre: Historical Fiction; Paranormal Literature
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
Victoria Schwab is my absolute to-go when good fiction is in order. Something that goes well even during the reading block days. And this time it’s “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue“.
About the Book: Addie didn’t want to belong to anyone. She wanted freedom, craved life. And so she did the unspeakable. In 1714, on her wedding day, she ran away to pray to the old gods, one more time, beg them to not let this happen. But only one answered. One who doesn’t deal in trinkets she offered. One who only answers after dark. One who offers a curse in exchange of a soul. Now, 300 years later, Addie does her best to enjoy life where she, truly, doesn’t exist. No one knows her name. No one even remembers her. A closed door, a turned corner and…
My Opinion: It’s a daunting concept. Even as you begin to read, there’s this heavy sense lingering: how does one write a book where your protagonist must not… be? And yet, here’s a tale, like a Greek Myth, spinning out of plea for gods, fates that twist and turn, desperation, grief, relentless time, and most importantly, love. This is so much more than I could’ve ever expected from a book.
Give yourself this gift of classic, yet new tale of fickle gods and ideas that take root and grow to topple stone walls. A 5 out of 5, for I am blown away.