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Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue 

Title: Fable

Author: V.E Schwab 

Genre: Historical fiction. Fantasy fiction. Adult Fiction.

Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ

Synopsis: In 1714 Addie Larue makes a bargain with the Devil himself. She should have heeded countless warnings to never strike a deal with the devil, but she was desperate and foolish. Now Addie lives her life, day after day, decade after decade, century after endless century. She ends up wandering the earth aimlessly, free to do as she pleases.

People meet her, but they soon forget her. In fact everyone forgets her. Until one day, Addie meets someone who finally remembers who she is and her world is once more irrevocably changed.

Review: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue  is a historical fiction and fantasy novel, centred around the life and trials of Addie.  Addie,  who made a rash decision many years ago and has since then witnessed wars, famine, the rise and fall of empires and watched society change.  And through this all, she has  been forgotten by all who ever laid eyes upon her. 

That was the catch in her deal, the bargain she struck which cannot not end until she finally allows the Devil to steal her soul from her. But Addie is stubborn and refuses to give it up.  

This book has an interesting storyline and different take on an old myth. It is suitable for adults. 

If you like the sound of this book, place a request on it on our Library Catalogue.

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