France, 1714; Adeline (Addie) LaRue, desperate to be free from an arranged marriage, makes a bargain with the Dark for freedom. What Addie doesn’t realize is that she’s now immortal—and will be forgotten by everyone who meets her. Thus begans Addie’s enchanting life.
Centuries later—while melting into a sea of faces and scraping her way through life unknown—she meets Henry in a New York bookshop. For the first time in hundreds of years, someone remembers her, and Addie seems to have found a loophole in her endless existence.
V.E. Schwab’s novel features a fantastical tale of lust and love with dark, romantic twists, and ends as if it was a simple magic trick. And, each chapter features a work of art accompanied by descriptive text, as if being sold at auction.