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

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52 thoughts on “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

  1. I’ve yet to read anything by V.E. Schwab but this book is near the top of the list of books I’d most like to read. It’s great to see folks enjoying it as it gives me more to look forward to. Great review, Lashaan!

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  2. After reading Mogsy’s review, then yours, I’m really looking forward to picking this up. It sounds great. Like Todd, I haven’t read anything by Schwab yet. I enjoyed your insightful review Lashaan.

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  3. What a heartfelt love poem to this book, Lashaan! I must admit I’m very intrigued! I didn’t like Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy, and somehow kept clear of her books since then, but your and Mogsy’s reviews convinced me to give her writing another chance 😃

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    1. Hahah! I had so much I wanted to say just on the ideas explored through this historical romance! I’m glad that she shared this one though. It shows that she wanted to write something much heavier emotionally. I hope that this one will have much more appeal to you when you get the chance to try it. 😛 I do think it’s missing a couple of key ingredients that would make YOU adore it, in particular though. 😉

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      1. Hahahaha, do I want to know which ingredients? 😂😂😂
        Still, everyone praises her prose here, so maybe this time I’ll be more willing to overlook the problem of style over substance… 😁

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  4. Wow, just wow! This review just pretty much says it all doesn’t it. Your enthusiasm for this book shines through with every word, and when we talk about writing prowess, you might want to take a look at your own. This really does sound amazing. I think the author should pay you for I don’t think there is a single person who is able to resist looking into this one after such a glowing review!😀

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  5. Good review but nothing anyone writes will get me to read anything by Schwab.

    One question, is Addie immortal in that she doesn’t die, or that she can’t be killed? Because if she goes through 300 years of not being able to eat but starving to death the whole time, I’m not sure any bargain is worth that.

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    1. Thanks, man. I appreciate it. Unfortunately, there a triggers in this one that would instantly kill it for you too.

      Hahaha no, she can’t be killed and will still feel pain, so she needs to steal and whatnot to avoid starving herself. However, with that curse of hers, there are ways to make the most of it and live “comfortably”, to an extent.

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  6. Amazing review, thank you so much for sharing this!
    I’ve had A Darker Shade of Magic on my TBR since forever (no, ok, it’s been only three years) but never got around to it. Now that I’ve read your review, confirming what I’ve gleaned from other fellow bloggers, I might start reading Schwab’s work from this one, because it sounds like the kind of intense, poignant story that one cannot simply put down… 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Maddalena! I’ve only read the first book of her ADSOM trilogy but hope to complete that in the future too hahah I’ve read her Vicious/Vengeful books and enjoyed them a lot though. I do hope that you’ll have a blast with this one though. I definitely believe it’s her best book so far and that she shows through this story that she’s a veteran with great ideas in the world of literature today! 😀

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  7. A really fantastic review! I can’t wait to dive back into Schwab’s writing and am especially looking forward to this being such a personal one since she’s been working on it for so long. I actually even pre-ordered the book (which I rarely, IF EVER, do), but it probably won’t be here until next week.

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  8. Wow wow wow Lashaan! I can see how much you enjoyed this book! Unfortunately, not for me 😦 I have also just reviewed this book and pleeeease don’t hate me for it 😦 I’m so glad and jealous at the same time that you enjoyed this! Ahahaha brilliant review, my friend!

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  9. I recently finished reading this book based on your recommendation and really enjoyed it! It was lush and romantic and carried an important message about being heard and remembered.

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  10. I had seen this book around, but I never really paid any attention to it or the various reviews. I actually read yours and this book sounds like I might like it. Thanks for the awesome review Lashaan.

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