Aug 01, 2021DanglingConversations rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A good read if you like Gothic fiction. It does get a bit maudlin towards the end but the premise of living a life in which one is always forgotten when the 'other' looks away is a great premise. Adeline is, from her childhood, an amoral…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 30, 2021KatG1983 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Addie makes a deal with the devil for her soul, and then spends the next 300 years in competition with him, doomed to never be remembered, until one day she meets somebody who can remember her. This book is hefty, but worth it. Highly…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 28, 2021karlapinales rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
"The Invisible Life of Addie Larue" tells the story of Addie, a small-town French girl in the early 1700s, who makes a Faustian deal to have freedom for an eternity. Addie dreamed of venturing out more than the confines of her small…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 24, 2021orangelibrarycard rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: What an adventure! I liked this novel very much. Good writing (a few quibbles here and there, but not enough to bother the full reading), good concept and interesting characters. It switches points of…Read moreRead more of this comment
This book follows Addie throughout 300 years, from the 1700s to the present. She is afraid she’s wasting her life, so in a panic she makes a deal with a demon: she lives forever, but nobody remembers her, until in the present day, she…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 23, 2021Bonnie2626 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Her idea was different, but...every other paragraph was about the same thing. Boring.
Could have been half as long, maybe more interesting. I had no trouble putting it down, it was hard to pick up and finish.
Jun 21, 2021makaylamann rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Addie loves her freedom in life, no kids, no husband, just Addie and her art. After a surprise wedding that leaves her panicked she does the one thing that she was told to never do; pray to the old gods at night. Now Addie is thrust into a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 21, 2021emiline767 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed it until someone pointed out the book's lack of diversity. While I would definitely recommend this book, I believe it is important to think about it critically. It was an incredibly fast read; I did not want to put it down!
Jun 07, 2021t_lynschm77 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I really loved the writing style of this book. The author doesn't write in a conversational, easy-to-read style like most modern books. Her style is more poetic and artful; a nod to classics. The constant conflict with the god of darkness…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 29, 2021becker rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this. It made me think of Life After Life, which I also loved. I'm not sure why because it is a very different story but there was something about the style and structure that kept me reminiscing about Life After Life.
I enjoyed this book and plowed right through it but much like Ramona Quimby's kindergarten class (bear with me) who all wanted to know how Mike Mulligan took bathroom breaks during an all-day steam shoveling job, I started to wonder how…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 25, 2021Kstobo rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Ehh, the execution of the premise wasn't what I was expecting. I've heard good things about V.E. Schwab, but I don't know if I'd continue with her if this is more of that I'd get. I didn't much care for the ending, either.
May 24, 2021liljables rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This novel was exactly what I needed to read when it came to me: it's an interesting blend of contemporary and historical fiction, since we meet Addie in present day, but her 300 year-long story unfolds through flashbacks; and, the premise…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 15, 2021carolwu96 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
“Stories are a way to preserve one’s self. To be remembered. And to forget.”
Adeline Larue does not want the prescribed life of an ordinary 18th-century French woman. Hoping to see the world rather than living and dying within the…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 05, 2021JCLKellyD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
oh my. this book. I'm kind of speechless.
This author made the most beautiful story with some of the best characters I have ever read. It was magical and beautiful and heartbreaking and I didn't want it to end. BUT!!! I will say it was…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 27, 2021kalo3 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This novel is certainly a page turner, but I found it to be extremely poorly written, in sentence structure and paragraph structure. Poorly written to the point of distraction! An editor needed to be much heavier handed here, but then…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 27, 2021Margush rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I read the first 100 pages and this book failed to engage me. Extremely tedious. The plot is original and I expected so much more hence I broke my 50-page rule. I did my best to give it a try. Chapter after chapter the author describes…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 16, 2021Cayteadid rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The premise of the story was so interesting, and the writing had really beautiful moments, but I had so much trouble getting into the book. It took a long time to finally get to the point, and many of the details about her situation and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 13, 2021whit_w rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
When you want to find out the plot twist but the writing style and characters make you not want to read the book.
I thought the premise of this book sounded interesting but I could NOT get into it. The voice of the writer was not…Read moreRead more of this comment