Book Review + Questions: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Updated: Mar 10
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"Elodie, you absolutely have to read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue! It's the kind of book you either love or hate!", said a friend of mine.
I was intrigued by that and so I suggested it for our monthly book club. So imagine my surprise when I finished the book and had mixed feelings about it. I could neither love nor hate it. Turns out I wasn't the only one as almost all of us in the book club felt the same way.
So why did I feel this way? I'm not sure what to point at exactly. Too much information I didn't want to read about and not enough that I did want to read about.
I just don't get the hype around this book at all. The premise was cool and exciting, but it just didn't transform to more. Multiple things bothered me - like her childhood for example. Because of how different she felt as a young girl, I was thinking she would have been out there and contributing to different historical movements. Barely any history was incorporated into the story! Instead, I feel like she just went along, floating around. The "story" with the book keeper also didn't really make sense to me. I felt like their story ended the moment they met. I don't know if what I'm saying makes sense but I found myself wanting to know more about Luc. I keep thinking whether there's gonna be a sequel or not.
Book Club Questions:
Addie LaRue asked for immortality and paid a high price for me. How about you? If there's one thing you'd bargain with the devil for, what would it be?
What do you think led Addie to make this deal with Luc?
Did you like Addie?
What did you think of Addie's childhood?
Do you think Luc loves Addie?
Did you want to know more about Luc?
Were you surprised when Henry revealed he made the deal with Luc too or did you see it coming?
Compare the deal between Addie and Luc vs. Henry and Luc.
What did you think of the dynamics between Addie and Henry? Addie and Luc?
What did you think of the ending?
What are the best and worst things about the book?