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

bookishlindsey's review

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5.0

WOWWWW this was everything i wanted it to be and more. this was such a beautiful story and i’m so sad i didn’t read it sooner. the writing had such incredible lyricism, and the story was so quiet and cozy. going to be thinking about this one for a long time ✨

jennilukee's review

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adventurous mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

layla_1's review

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adventurous dark sad

3.75

tricia_reads's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

moonightflower's review

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5.0

*4.5 ⭐️s

robotswithpersonality's review

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I think I respect this, rather than love it. For going in a different direction than I thought it would, for the author taking it to a different place than another author might. 
It's taken me too long to pick up a V.E. Schwab, and I'll definitely be looking into her other works now.
Gorgeous writing, I was absolutely spellbound. The interweaving of art in the narrative, (creation, ideas and inspiration), the appreciation for food and New York (I love having no idea what New York is actually like, it lets any contemporary or fantasy version overwrite the last literary impression left), and of course bookstore cat! 
Stellar world building, the minutiae of how the curse would work, how a person would slowly learn to manage it best, while leaving the taxonomy of the darkness a mystery.
Three cheers for pansexual rep! 

elliescott's review

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I so badly wanted to like it :(

elydman's review

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4.0

woah.

loutheveggie's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0