The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Synopsis

Ageing Actress Evelyn Hugo contacts Monique Grant to write her biography.  As Evelyn tells her story Monique listens, still wondering why she was chosen for this opportunity.   

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Review

Characters: 5 – Wow!  The characters in this book were amazing.  They felt so real. Evelyn, of course, is great!  But even after finishing the book, I don’t know if I like her or not.

Plot: 4 –  The plot was basically just Evelyn’s life, but it was so interesting, and I just wanted to find out more!

Writing: 5 – Stellar writing!  I loved the way that articles were used in place of a long drawn out explanation.  So good!

Originality: 5 – I was not expecting this to be very original.  I was thinking Sunset Boulevard, and boy was I wrong!  One of the most original books I’ve read in a while.

Predictability: 4 – So many things I didn’t see coming.  Some things that I sort of did, but there were enough twists and turns to keep my eyes glued to the pages.

Romance: 5 – A-MAZING!  There were so many in this book, but each felt real on some level.  

 

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