The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

France, 1714 – Addie LaRue DID NOT want to be married, not to anyone, but especially not to Roger, a widower with three small children. So on her wedding day she runs away into the forest and falls asleep with a prayer for salvation on her lips, and a dark god answers her prayer. She tells him that she wants to be free and to have more time to live, and they agree on a pact. She will live as long as she pleases and will give him her soul when she is done with it. But she soon finds that she is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. And so, for 300 years she wanders the world, alone and friendless. Her life is her own for as long as she wishes, but it will never be remembered.

I loved this book. It was thought provoking, tragic, funny. I have never read anything like it, and I don’t know how to review it. Is it a tale of a woman in love with the devil, or a tale about punishment, or is it about living well in spite of difficulties, or is it about something else entirely?  I just know that you must read this book.  Highly recommend.

eGalley review                                                Publication date 10.6.2020

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