The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“Aut viam invenium aut faciam – to find a way, or to make your own.”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab will go down as one of the best books I have ever read. A fantasy book with a dash of historical fiction, a sprinkle of art history, and a devilish man you want to hate and love makes for a book you simply can’t put down. But, most of all, the main character, Addie LaRue is someone you want as a friend. Unfortunately, you’ll never remember her. Or…will you?

The story begins on July 29, 1714 and spans Addie’s lifetime – 300 years. On this fateful day Addie makes a deal. A deal that cannot be undone. A deal that will both trap her and set her free.

“Small places make for small lives.” A small life is the last thing Addie LaRue wants. She wants to live beyond her small village in France. She wants to see all the things – lions and beaches and great cities and…so, she strikes a deal.

Throughout her 300 years she will see all of theses things and so much more. She will live through wars and prohibition. She will meet all sorts of people and live throughout the world. But, is she happy? Does she make a difference? Is she remembered?

“Photos are like fiction.” Photos can only tell a small part of a story. The moment captured in a split second. The photo captured in your mind from this book will be the best fiction of all.

Cheers and happy reading!

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