This book gave me the feels. It’s a beautiful, whimsical tale about Addie LaRue who essentially makes a deal with the devil to save her from a life of an arranged, restricted marriage for the ability to be free to do whatever she wants. This deal comes at a cost of course; she will be forgotten by all within hours from meeting a person. She cannot even write her own name without it disappearing from a page.
To me, this tale had a bit of Where the Crawdads Sing mixed with the movie, The Age of Adaline. Although slow going at first, after the first hundred pages it began to pick up and became more alluring with every page turned.
The love triangle between Addie, Luc and a certain someone were so well developed. The intrinsic little details and emotions that Addie would notice when she was with either one of her love interests were breathtaking. I don’t want to give too much away, but the moment when someone finally remembers Addie was the most moving moment for me.
I strongly recommend this sparkling book if you’re looking for a fantasy meets literary fiction novel that takes you through centuries of history and romance in a beautiful way.
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.