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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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Making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early eighteenth-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name.
France, 1714. In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever-- and cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Addie LaRue's life will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art. After nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore. He remembers her name-- and everything changes. How far will she go to leave her mark on the world?
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2020
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780765387561
0765387565
Call Number: F SCHWAB V
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 25 cm

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blue_jay_436
May 04, 2021

After this book was highly recommended by many people, I was excited to read it. The first hundred and thirty pages were very slow and I wasn't sure I should keep reading. However, it got really interesting after that and I raced to finish the book. Keep reading if you aren't sure you're into it!
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This book follows Addie through over three hundred years of her life since she made a deal with a god. She has many hopeless, ugly moments when she's getting used to stealing and tricking people. Part of her curse is that she can't leave a mark on the world directly, but many art pieces are influenced by her. Nobody can remember her after she leaves their sight. That is, until she meets a young man who also made a deal with the god that answers after dark. They struggle to accept the reality of their punishments while in love. It ends with a twist!

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