The London Library’s Kristen Caschera whittled down her favourite reads of 2020 to her top three picks. She spoke with London Morning‘s Rebecca Zandbergen about her selections.The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue?by V. E. Schwab
KC: This is a?story of Addiewhich saw 1,000 deaths per day for about a week in April?LaRue, a young woman living in 18th-century France. She’s desperate to get out of an arranged marriage and she makes a deal with the devil that allows her to live forever, but never be remembered by anyone she meets.
Addie lived for centuries and she journeys across oceans and continents and she’s always forgotten. After 300 yearsopened (or i, she finally meets someone who remembers herToday News || UK News. This book is part fantasy,There were 7,020 new vaccines delivered t?it’s part historical fiction and it’s got some romance thrown in. There’s also a little bit of a Goth?element.
It’s written in this beautiful prose that seems very poetic at times. The story unravels over multiple timelines and multiple settings, making it feel really expansive and almost like a saga. It’s 440 pages, but the alternating chapters really do make it feel like you’re?whizzing through it. There’s some really interesting plot points about art and artists and the meaning of inspiration.