My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Addie LaRue is such a character. Then again, so is that god who answered after dark!
Have we seen the last of Adeline? I think it was left just open ended enough to leave a flicker of possibility.
This book was well-written and the story was beautiful. There was heart and grit. Genuine emotions.
I wonder about the authenticity of Addie’s feelings for Henry. Was it natural to love him when he was the only person who could or would ever remember her, other than Luke? It would only be natural, I imagine. No less intense or pure, as Henry was such a likable character and I absolutely loved the way they met.
I have to admit, though I’d never trust him either, I had a bit of a love/hate for Luke, the dark and mysterious god, trickster that he was. Isn’t it always fun to read those really bad boys that grow an unexpected soft spot for our heroine?
I think many will love this book, even those who have been disappointed by VE Schwab in the past. Not super heavy on the fantasy, which I think will appeal to a broader audience.
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Publisher: Tor Books
Date Published: October 6, 2020
Page Count: 448
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.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.