The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V.E. Schwab

fiction fantasy
adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

464 pages | first published 2020

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

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Moods

emotional 79%
adventurous 52%
reflective 52%
mysterious 50%
dark 47%
sad 41%
hopeful 32%
inspiring 21%
tense 10%
challenging 9%
funny 3%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 35%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 44% | No: 39% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.43