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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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By V.E. Schwab

“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

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue will enchant readers as deeply as its heroine’s Faustian bargain; you will find yourself in quick turns both aching with heartbreak, and gleefully crowing at the truly delicious, wicked cleverness in store.” ― Naomi Novik

A life no one will remember. A story you will never forget.

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.

About the book

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After LifeThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

About the author

V.E. Schwab is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Gallant, the top-10 Sunday Times bestselling The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, the acclaimed Shades of Magic trilogy, Vicious and Vengeful and The Near Witch. Her short story, ‘First Kill’, from the anthology Vampires Never Get Old, is now a Netflix series. When not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

Reviews

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is the kind of book you encounter only once in a lifetime…. A defiant, joyous rebellion against time, fate, and even death itself—and a powerful reminder that the only magic great enough to conquer all of it is love.” — Peng Shepherd

“Sweeping in its scope yet wonderfully intimate, it’s dark and sexy yet romantic and heartbreaking.” — Rebecca Roanhorse

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