The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab {Stephanie’s Review}


My reading slump in March was awful. I owned both COYER book club book picks and had every intention of reading them both. I barely got in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab before book club.

There is so much to unpack here. It took me a really long time to actually start enjoying this book. The first quarter of it was just absolutely tragic. What I really enjoyed with this story was the history and the length of time covered. I did struggle with the story a bit because the thing that Adeline was outrunning would have been what I had wanted. Once I got past that I fell in love with the story.

I honestly don’t know how to feel about the characters in Addie LaRue. I ended up liking Addie and rooting for her. But that took time. I couldn’t believe how absolutely lonely her life would be. I think that’s why I don’t really have strong feelings on the characters. Luc was fascinating. Addie took what would have been an idea and made him human and easier to deal with. And then there’s Henry. I loved what Henry was to Addie and I loved him with Addie. I want to be clear though, I don’t think that Henry and Addie would have been good together long term.

The ending caught me. I was fine and then I was sobbing. It was absolutely beautiful and was such a great ending to a book I’m sure I’ll read again.

4 responses to “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab {Stephanie’s Review}”

  1. Great review! yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll read this one again too. It’s STILL my 2021 book of the year.


    1. Thanks! I do want to read this one again and during that time be able to savor it instead of shoving it through in time for book club! Lol!!


  2. Fantastic review! Thanks for reading and discussing with us.


    1. Thanks! The discussion was so great for this book! I’ve missed my book discussions but life went off the rails a bit in June!


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