The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Review

*DEFINITE SPOILERS BELOW*

In case you didn’t know what this book is about essentially we have a young women in the 1700’s who desperately doesn’t want to be married and forced to stay in her small French town for the rest of her life. So on the night of her wedding she makes a deal with the devil to basically be free and live forever but she is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she ever meets. Until one day 300 years later when she walks into a book store in New York and a man named Henry remembers her.

I have to admit the start of this book was very slow in my opinion and a little hard to get into which did mar my reading experience a little. I wasn’t immediately enthralled like I initally thought I would be which was a touch disappointing but I did overcome it and around the halfway mark I was very much invested and wanted to see how this plays out.

I do love Addie as our main protagonist. We see her growth over the course of the three hundred years she lives and I liked that we get to see her at her lowest points and how she manages to overcome them and reject Luc when he tries to proposition her to give up. She is definitely stubborn and manages to quietly insert herself into history in spite of her curse. I can’t imagine what she would of had to deal with over those three centuries and I can sympathise with her for making that decision at the end.

Henry really didn’t do anything for me the majority of the book to be honest, he was almost too angsty and tortured. As the book progressed and we learnt more about his situation and exactly how long he had I did become a little more attached to him but he just wasn’t my favourite. The relationship between him and Addie was very endearing and I loved how they communicated with each other.

Luc was my favourite character overall for sure. I loved the way he would sweep in and save Addie when she was in the worst situations but would also interrupt her when it was the most inconvenient as well. His relationship with Addie was complicated and the power structure was definitely one sided for a long time but we see Addie step up and take control a few times making the banter between them so entertaining.

Even though this was super hyped I was still surprised with how the story progressed. I was picturing something a little more fluffier but this was anything but. It was a lot darker and tortured than what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised! The structure and prose was beautifully done, the pacing was consistent and the dual timelines kept me invested and eager to find out what was going to happen next.

โญ๏ธ4/5 stars worth the hype, highly recommend!

End of Year Book Tag

I did this tag at the end of last year and I felt like this is a fun tag that I could potentially do around this time every year!

I am going to interpret this as a series I started this year that I need to finish and for that I am going for The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty!

I don’t really have seasonal books that I read every year, that’s just not how I function. But as we are going into summer here in Australia I am going to try and pick up some more contemporaries. So for that I am going to pick A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow!

I am highly anticipating Lightbringer by Clarie Legrand

Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin, The Toll by Neal Shusterman & The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

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I still haven’t read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Scwab and I just have a feeling that I am going to LOVE it!

No…One this I did more this year was just mood read throughout the months and just pick up book when I was in the mood for reading, so I think I will definitely be continuing that for 2021!

๐Ÿ“š Library Book Haul ๐Ÿ“š

I figured it was time to do my monthly Library Update/Haul. I didn’t get around to reading a lot of the books I loaned out last month so I decided to just return them all and come back to them at a later date and just start back off again with some fresh titles. I am super excited with this haul as all these books are mostly newer releases and some that are my most anticipated releases of the year! At this time I have already read A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik and loved it, see my review HERE. But I am definitely putting Addie LaRue at the top of my TBR for sure!