Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue


Claire Gibson

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is a historical fiction novel written by V. E. Schwab.

Ever since Addie was a little girl in 17th century France, she was always told to never pray to the Gods after dark. But the night of her wedding, she becomes desperate for a way out. She trades her soul for eternal freedom and a chance to experience life without aging or death. But there’s a catch. With her eternal life, everyone forgets her. One day, in 2014, After 300 years of being forgotten and alone, Addie finds Henry, a man who remembers her. 

When I first read The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, I was in awe of the whole book. Addie was an amazing and loveable main character with realistic flaws, and the author does a great job at portraying real-life fears. You should read this book if you love romance! 

This book also has great LGBTQ representation. There are multiple queer characters including Addie and Henry. Both Addie and Henry’s bisexuality are shown throughout the book. I rarely ever see openly queer characters in books and it was great to see. V. E. Schwab is a great author. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue shows a story full of loss and beauty. It’s a reminder to not take things for granted and that nothing lasts forever.