It was during one of those days, I was restless and my mind was thriving with a lot of ideas. One particularly was: if I were to write a book, what would I want it to be about? I think of a woman who bargains with the devil in order to get something that she wants, then falls in love with him in the process. But of course, the procrastinator that I am knew that it was all just an idea.
Until a few days later…
Everyone was talking about this new book in the making by V.E. Schwab—said to be released in late 2020. And guess what? it’s about a woman who bargains with the devil. I mean, what are the odds?!
I haven’t read any of her books before, but I’m really looking forward to reading some of her works because I know she wouldn’t be a crowd’s favorite without a reason. When the synopsis came out, I knew right away that this will be my very first introduction to V.E. Schwab. It’s a standalone and the story is exactly what I was looking for.
During my incessant search for more information regarding this book, I came across a video of her on YouTube. In this video, she read a couple of pages from the book during an Instagram live interview—and I gotta say, the writing is superb. It was a short scene where she offered a glimpse as to what kind of person Addie is and what prompted her to make a deal with the devil. And Immediately, I felt a connection with Addie. I can definitely relate to her sentiments, to her fears. I understood her because I too, have the same thoughts. And for me this is a big thing, to be able to relate to a character really changes my reading experience.
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.
In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Author genre-defying tour de force.
- Genre: Fantasy, Adult, Historical Fiction
- Pages: 448
- Edition: Tor Books, Hardcover
[Expected Publication: October 2020 | Source: Goodreads]
To say I am excited for this book is an understatement. I am beyond that. I cannot wait to finally have it and devour every page. I cannot wait to immerse myself in this story.
I cannot wait to live the invisible life of Addie LaRue.