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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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Madeline

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August 19, 2022

Some books will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading them; The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is certainly one of them.

This sweeping novel explores the haunting life of a woman, Addie Larue who has made a deal with the devil to live forever even though there is a cost – everyone she meets will forget her as soon as she leaves them and she will surrender her soul when she no longer wishes to live.

Addie is an incredibly sympathetic character who is stubborn almost to a fault and we follow her in various timelines through multiple countries and multiple centuries as time goes on, being forgotten begins to feel less like a savior and more like the curse originally promised, bound by loneliness through her deal.

Then, one pivotal day arrived when she met someone who didn’t forget her, Henry. Unwilling to give up the chance to be truly remembered for the first time in so many years, she decides to stay with him and curiosity turns to love. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is as much a love story between Addie and Henry as it is a love story between Addie and her own endlessly devastating life, the one that she has fought so hard to have for herself, that she didn’t feel happy in until she found another reason to live.

Perfect for fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo if you liked the characters and Before The Coffee Gets Cold if you liked the atmosphere.

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