I’ve been reading outside of romance lately, trying to stretch into genres that are similar but don’t follow familiar lines. I’ve found that I love fantastic worldbuilding. That means I love it when it’s done very, very well and I love it when there’s a bit a fantasy in it. Such is the case with The Invisible life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab.
The world is drawn beautifully with flowing words and vivid scenes in short chapters. The language is different from romance, and yet the emotion was strong enough to make me cry. The plot summary isn’t much more than what is said on the back cover copy. Addie made a deal with a devil. I won’t tell you the upside, but the downside is that no one ever remembers her. She’s there in your mind at the first moment, and then when she’s out of sight, she’s fades from your memories. A simple concept. I’ve seen it in Doctor Who, for example, but the delivery here is extraordinary. Especially when she meets Henry who does remember her. And then the emotions flow.
Check it out. If you like beautiful stories told with luxuriously, then you’ll love this.