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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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For someone damned to be forgettable, Addie LaRue is a most delightfully unforgettable character, and her story is the most joyous evocation of unlikely immortality. Neil Gaiman
A Sunday Times-bestselling, award-nominated genre-defying tour-de-force of Faustian bargains, for fans of The Time Traveler's Wife and Life After Life, and The Sudden Appearance of Hope.

When Addie La Rue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there's always a price — the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone.
Addie flees her tiny home town in 18th-Century France, beginning a journey that takes her across the world, learning to live a life where no one remembers her and everything she owns is lost and broken. Existing only as a muse for artists throughout history, she learns to fall in love anew every single day.
Her only companion on this journey is her dark devil with hypnotic green eyes, who visits her each year on the anniversary of their deal. Alone in the world, Addie has no choice but to confront him, to understand him, maybe to beat him.
Until one day, in a second hand bookshop in Manhattan, Addie meets someone who remembers her. Suddenly thrust back into a real, normal life, Addie realises she can't escape her fate forever.
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516 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2020
Publication year
2020
Publisher
Titan Books
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  • Bibinur Mshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🌴Beach Bag Book
    🚀Unputdownable

    You’ll be surprised.

    • An immortal girl, whom no one remembers.
    • Interesting concept
    • Love for NYC, secret paths, secret spots and so much more.
    • Great writing and story lines 🥰
    • Inspires love for art, books and love
    • Easy read
    • Learn to appreciate every moment, every encounter and every gesture.

    * 7 freckles for 7 lives and 7 lovers

    Toby, James, Sam, Remy, Matteo, Henry, Luc

  • Lyrashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🚀Unputdownable

    Such an amazing experience of a book, there is something so beautiful about the story, the writing style, the words used in every sentence, and the depth in which they aim to have. I cannot describe with words how I feel about this novel, but I can say that the story of Addie LaRue will be remembered by many.

  • Jovana Antićshared an impression2 years ago
    🌴Beach Bag Book
    🐼Fluffy

    Déjà vu. Déjà su. Déjà vecu.
    Pre svega čitljiva i lepo zamišljena priča ali nažalost nedovoljno razrađena. Uz nekoliko važnih događaja, radnja se odvija sporo i ravno. Nisam se povezala sa Addie jer se više bazira na to kako bi mogla da živi, umesto da zapravo živi! Najviše mi je zasmetalo što nije napravila nikakav napredak u sazrevanju, s obzirom da živi već 300 godina. Često se ponavljaju rečenice u nadi da će me (valjda) ubediti koliko joj je teško što je zaboravljena.
    U nekim momentima sam htela da odustanem i prekinem sa čitanjem ali izgurala sam do kraja sve u nadi da će se nešto bitno desiti, a nije. Na prvi pregled, zvučalo mi je kao modernizovana bajka i pored toga mi se dopao Henrijev deo života. Ipak, na kraju mi je ostao onaj "meh" osećaj. Mislim da mi priča neće ostati dugo u glavi, blagi plot twist i kraj otvoren za nagađanja. Just not my cup of tea.
    Fun fact: autorka je radila na knjizi 10 godina!
    p.s. radnja podseća na film the age of adaline i eto preporuke ako ne znate šta da gledate, a što se knjige tiče ↓
    ocena: ★★★☆☆

Quotes

  • Jovana Antićhas quoted2 years ago
    What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind?
  • Paola Garduñohas quoted3 years ago
    There is a freedom, after all, in being forgotten
  • Lois Deborahhas quotedyesterday
    “Nothing is all good or all bad,” she says. “Life is so much messier than that.”

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