In a French village in 1714, a young desperate woman is being forced in to a marriage she does not want; therefore she enters into a bargain with the devil, to live forever. Thus begins the adventurous story of Addie as she attempts to leave her mark on the world, including the captivating romance of Addie and Henry. V.E. Schwab took ten years to write this book. It is a powerful story you will not easily forget.