Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The first review in English on my bookblog. For the last few month’s I thought about starting to write my reviews in English. Mainly because my bookstagram is in English and I’m mostly reading in English at the moment. So for now, I decided to give it a try. The books I will read in English will also get an English review on my blog. The books that I read in Dutch, I will still review in Dutch. As English is not my native language, please bare with me. I’m trying my best and if you have any tips on how to improve, please let me know, I would love to learn all about the English language!

So let’s get to the review! A few month’s ago a read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid after I was totally influenced by bookstagram. I initially bought the book because the bookstagramcommunity was all hyped up about it and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. But was it worth the hype? Let me fill you in on my thoughts!

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life.

When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Quite the pageturner!

Let me start by saying that this is not the book I usually pick up. But something about it intrigued me. And I can honestly say that it is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I was absolutely blown away by the story and I couldn’t put the book down. It felt as if Evelyn Hugo was a real person. Her story was so different that I kept turning pages. Although it wasn’t like the book went very deep, it did bring up some important subjects to talk about! The book will take you to every of the 7 husbands but the most important thing we all want to know is: Who was her greatest love? The plot was amazing as well because it took such an unexpected turn that i literally yelled out loud: are you serious?! Haha, my friend looked at me like I was crazy but hey, a good book takes you places!

Ofcourse I’m trying to write a review without spoilers, but it’s hard! I want to tell you all about the book! If you are ready to be intrigued and want to read a (sometimes) heartbreaking pageturner. Go get a copy of The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo!


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