The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review by: Malachi Westbrook

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a Realistic/Historical Fiction novel following Hollywood actress, Evelyn Hugo and the story of her life. Journalist, Monique Grant, an unknown writer for the magazine Vivant is contacted by Evelyn to write an article about her but Monique is in for a surprise when Evelyn offers her an unexpected opportunity. This is a stand-alone novel, however Reid has released a handful of other novels. I chose this book because of the love I had for Daisy Jones and the Six written by the same author. I was intrigued to see if it would hold a candle to the same depth and stunning writing from that book. It did not disappoint and think that fans of Daisy Jones or vise versa fans of this book will absolutely love the other. They follow such a realistic telling of fictional characters it is hard to decipher fact from fiction. This book was done very well in my opinion. It was so interesting and read like you were watching a movie or reading a magazine article. The story was almost like getting a behind the scenes of what it is like to be a celebrity and the though process behind all of her decisions. While reading, I was surprised many times of the twists and turns that took place in her life. I am eager to continue reading books by this author including her newest release, Malibu Rising.

My Likes: -It is so realistic!

-The twists and turns we saw in her life

-Diverse cast of characters

-The overcoming of struggles.

My Dislikes: - A few slower points in the book

-Sometimes shallow Overall, I loved this book! I could see myself rereading this book in the future. It seems like a book I can read in the summer in the future. I definitely see myself recommending this book and other books by Reid! While I may still find myself preferring Daisy Jones and the Six, this book was very well written and read similarly. I am giving it a four and a half-star rating because I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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