In 1714 France, a young woman is being pressed into an arranged marriage, threatening to rob her of the freedom she’s found through art. In 2014 New York, a man who struggles to find respect and meaning in life is dumped by his girlfriend as he tries to propose. Both of them are desperate enough to make any kind of deal to find relief, but when a shadowy figure appears, ready to bargain, what cost will they ultimately pay?
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is engagingly written, running back and forth through time as it follows its memorable characters through the new lives they lead and the unexpected consequences they face, while exploring the mystery of what happened to them and what they are to each other. Bestselling author V.E. Schwab is well known for crafting magical tales that immerse readers in a world only a little different than our own, and her new book does not disappoint. - Michelle (Sunset)