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Book Review of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
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I picked this up after hearing about it from friends and thought it sounded SF-nal enough that I'd like it. I liked the premise and I liked the main plot points. But this was really slow reading. I tend to like a lot of action, lots of tension, and this isn't it. Addie's stories are all small stories; there's no suspense, no great events or grand adventures, and when things get dire Luc is only too willing to bail her out. Which brings me to how I didn't fully believe the later relationship between Addie and Luc, although that was what made the ending possible. I have to admit I really liked the ending - I was wondering how Schwab was going to write her way out of it and this was excellent. Very atmospheric writing though, all the characters are believable, loved the relationships between Henry, Bea, and Robbie.