Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I was on the library wait list for months and months for V.E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

It was worth the wait.

It’s one of those books that sweeps you off of your feet, whisking you away into another time and place so thoroughly that when your interrupted while reading, you feel jarred and foggy as you re-enter reality.

What makes it so great? The character development is top notch, the world building well established and believable, the voice is immediately clear, and the writing is exquisite. Any one of these items would make a book wonderful, but the combination of them with a well paced and balanced plot make this book utterly un-put-down-able.

Addie LaRue is highly quotable, and I found myself highlighting line after line in my Kindle. The situations in which Addie lands are thought-provoking on many levels, from analyzing morally gray characters to evaluating what makes us human.

As soon as I finished this book, I had a book hangover. I know this one will be a doozy, and I’ll be left thinking of Addie LaRue for years to come.

There are so many books that are endlessly hyped up and then don’t live up to the reader’s expectations. Addie LaRue absolutely lived up to the hype for me, and it’s one I’ll return to re-read for sure.

Have you read Addie LaRue? What did you think?


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