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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
By (author): V. E. Schwab
9780765387561 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Historical Oct 06, 2020 Print Run: 350000
$34.99 CAD
Active 14.53 x 9.29 x 1.43 in | 630 gr 448 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

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.

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. 



VICTORIA “V. E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, the Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and more, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s 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.


- starred Publishers Weekly review
- starred Kirkus review
- starred Booklist review
- starred Library Journal review
- #1 October Indie Next Pick
- #1 October Loan Stars Pick
- Publishers Weekly profile
- EW.com cover reveal
- Raincoast Superlead

"There is no review in the world that I could write that could do justice to the perfection of this book, and yes, when I say perfection, I mean P E R F E C T I O N. This is the book I have always DREAMED of finding, and bar that, the book I’d always dreamed of writing, but now I don’t have to, because I HAVE FOUND IT AND MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

I don’t even know how to explain the experience of reading it, of relating to and understanding both Addie and Henry in what felt like impossible, despairing ways, and of wanting to get so lost in their story that just getting lost wasn’t enough; I wanted to dive in and drown in it. AHHHHH V.E. Schwab has discovered magic and HOW BLESSED ARE WE that she has put it into a book. For all of those who have ever longed for that something more, that something ELSE, for adventure and freedom, for faraway cities and hidden-gem bookshops, and a life anything but ordinary - and for those who just want to matter, and be loved, and be remembered - HERE IS A BOOK AFTER YOUR OWN HEART. What a celebration of art in every shape and form. The writing is beautiful, and the story haunting and devastating, but also just so fiercely glorious and hopeful all at once. A dark, devilishly-clever fairytale that I want another 300 years of. Last year we got Alix E. Harrow’s Ten Thousand Doors of January, and now in 2020, we get this brilliant work of art, and I don’t know about you, but I feel SPOILED.

In short: this was extraordinary, utterly spellbinding, best book of the year, and I LOVED IT SO MUCH."
- Caitlin Krahn, Bookseller at Mosaic Books, Kelowna


Raincoast Superlead:
NYT bestselling author of A Darker Shade of Magic series, which has sold over 50k copies in Canada; 350k print run




Praise for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue:
“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,author ofAmerican Godsand winner of multiple Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

“Victoria Schwab sends you whirling through a dizzying kaleidoscopic adventure through centuries filled with love, loss, art and war — all the while dazzling your senses with hundreds of tiny magical moments along the way.The Invisible Life of Addie Laruewill 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, Nebula and Locus Award-winning author ofSpinning Silver

Addie Larueis a book perfectly suspended between darkness and light, myth and reality. [This novel] is—ironically—unforgettable.” — Hugo Award winner Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

“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, author ofThe Book of M

Praise for the Shades of Magic series:

“Addictive and immersive, this series is a must-read.” —Entertainment Weekly,Grade A, on A Gathering of Shadows

“A gem of a tale.... This is a book to treasure.” —Deborah Harkness onA Darker Shade of Magic

“Compulsively readable.... With so many worlds on the map, there's plenty left to discover.”—NPR onA Darker Shade of Magic

“Feels like a priceless object, brought from another, better world of fantasy books.” —io9 onA Darker Shade of Magic

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