What a beautiful tale. If you’re coming to this one expecting a compelling, deep, and fast-moving plot, you’ll be disappointed. BUT, Schwab is a wonderful writer and the story she unfolds over the pages of Addie is well worth the time spent… the prose is beautiful and is equally matched in beauty by a lovely tale about a girl who’s made immortal but with a twist – nobody ever remembers her.
The tale interweaves between Addie’s past and present, meaning the reader gets to visit various different lives across the centuries. Addie’s ‘present’ is New York, and this is where the story introduces Henry, the other main character. He’s a bookshop worker in New York (I REALLY want to visit that bookshop!!!), and a sad and bittersweet tale of his own to tell. When you’re in the mood for a book that wraps you up in warmth and takes you away from the real world for a while, I highly recommend picking up this one. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me.