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That time always ends a second before you’re ready.V.E. Schwab
This is the first book I have read, written by Schwab. Even before I began reading, I read reviews of this book and found that people either hated or loved it. No in-betweens.
I could see why that was so. Reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is like tasting a fine wine. You need to savor its flavor. And it tastes best as you lose yourself in the world of Addie, Henry, and Luc. It leaves a bittersweet aftertaste, and you can’t get rid of it.
It has been a long time since I have loved another book as much as I loved this one. Do you remember how reading a classic feels? – drawn-out stories, ample time invested in the plot and character development, and a story that needs the reader’s patience for one to understand its essence. That’s how this book made me feel.
Addie is a modern woman born in the wrong era. Born in the 1700s, Addie is a free soul. Forced by her parents to marry, Addie finds herself making a deal with Darkness for her freedom. A life of freedom, albeit a life that no one remembers. Fast forward to 2014, Addie meets Henry, and three hundred years later, there is finally Henry, who remembers her name.
This book is an emotional rollercoaster. After finishing this one, I just held it close, absorbing the ending. I have cried, I have laughed, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every piece of Addie’s story. I adored all of the characters in the book, especially Luc, Bea, and Sam. It is a great read with fabulous characters.
It is an absolute 5 out of 5 stars read. However, be warned that the story needs patience and may seem drawn-out. I absolutely loved it and would strongly recommend it.