This is magic in the form of a book.
I am so excited to talk about this book with you, because it was pure magic in the form of a book. The book I am talking about is The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. This is not normally a book that I would choose to pick up on my own accord, but it was one of the options in my book of the month box, and with the line 'I remember you." and a simple gorgeous cover I was sucked in.
And I was so glad to be sucked into this book.
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, is the story of Addie a girl from 1600s France who on the eve of her wedding to a man she does not want, to be stuck in a life she does not want to live, traders her soul for an eternal life.
Now that is the short version.
But y'all, first of all lets talk about the toxic entanglement love and hate collide relationship between Addie and Luc. Every interaction and flashback to Addie and Luc's relationship over the centuries was crazy good. I mean I would just read a book about Addie and Luc, hell about Addie and Luc's time in New Orleans. But seriously every bit of this relationship was entertaining, and the ending leaves you to wonder if Addie and Luc end up happy or sad together and what the means for the rest of Addie's existence. It's funny as much as Addie does not want to marry, she pretty much ends up marrying herself to Luc in a weird sort of poetic type of way. So good and so juicy.
Outside of this relationship, I also enjoyed the relationship between Addie and Henry. The way that Henry interacted with Addie was so sweet. The care between the both of them was adorable, and it was no wonder that Addie did what she did to save the rest of his life, and he honored her by writing her story, and ultimately Addie changed the corse of Henry's life and perhaps made him even honor hisself more. At least, I'd hope so.
At the end of the day this is just a good book, filled with these two relationships littered with stories of Addie's long and invisible life. This is a book with rich and lush descriptions and is simply beautiful in it's descriptions. It is also awesome the way in which V.E. Schawb describes life and describes the way that Addie felt trapped in her 1600s French life time. It was just so good.
This is one of those books, and I don't say that often, that you should pick up and read or quickly add it to your TBR lists.
Zuhri's Final Thoughts
Star Rating : 5 Stars
Book Club Recommendation : yes, this is the perfect book for a book club.
Reading Scenario - Any.