The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
In the style of The Time Traveler’s Wife, from bestselling author V. E. Schwab comes The Invisible Life of Adie Larue, a haunting tale spanning centuries that is, at its heart, a story of a wish come true that has left a girl incredibly lonely in the world.
Adeline Larue is a young girl in early seventeenth century France who has an independent streak that cannot be satiated. She wants to see everything and be free to go where she wishes, but now she is a woman grown and is expected to find a husband and settle down as a dutiful wife, which she doesn’t want. Having sought advice for years to remain her own, she makes sacrifices to the old gods, but always during the day, as instructed. But now she is betrothed to someone she doesn’t like and makes a final sacrifice, only it is past nightfall. The night gods are not so forgiving.
Adie now finds herself immortal and incredibly alone, living through the decades and centuries as young girl, and is not treated well by history or society. Schwab has written a moving, powerful tale of what it’s like being immortal, but also a woman in our world.
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|Author||V. E. Schwab|
|Page Count||442 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|