I do miss the era when people’s fanfics or writings online would get big enough followings that they were made into books (50 Shades ended this era, rightfully so). This book reminds me of then. It is definitely written better than any of us on those sites could write, but it does maintain that vibe. I wasn’t surprised to see Schwab had begun this book line and with enough support was able to pivot to the page.
This book is about a girl named Addie Larue who makes a deal with “the” devil to avoid getting married (very relatable tbh) and how it ends up not being what she bargained for, now resulting in her living forever, unable to be remembered by anyone, and unable to leave a mark on the world in any way.
UNTIL … she meets a boy. As we all do. I did enjoy all the twists and turns this book took to get us to this place where we suspend all logic to make it work. And I do think it worked! I don’t think it needed to have so many chapters, but overall Addie’s tale was worth telling and reading. It was sad, hopeful, and there were enough lovey and sexy scenes in there that it became a binge read towards the end.