This is the second book by Taylor Jenkins Reid that I’ve read (the first one being Daisy Jones and the Six) and it’s, quite literally, a stunner. I was afraid this book was too hyped up, and I went into it feeling a little disappointed because while I was reading it, I felt it was okay, but not great. All of that changes by the end. At first, the character of Evelyn Hugo feels like a caricature. By the end, she’s so fleshed out and human that I feel like I know this character better than I know myself.

At first, I also didn’t vibe with Evelyn’s love interest, with the acclaimed love of her life. By the end, I was so touched and moved by their love story that yes–I ended up crying. And this is the standard for me giving a book five stars. It if makes me cry, if it moves me to tears, then it’s a five-star rating for me. And this book moved me in a way that I feel will affect me for some time. Book like these, which in a sense serve to deepen one’s humanity, are definitely five star material.

I thought I knew where the ending was headed towards from the very beginning, and while I was partially right, there was also this huge twist at the end that I didn’t see coming at all. I really how the narrative was so non-judgmental in general. This is not a moralistic story, and it’s better for it. I loved how Evelyn was hyper aware of all of her flaws. It’s just such a good book in every single way. I highly recommend it, and I can confidently say that the hype is definitely worth it.


2 thoughts on “THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Thanks for sharing your impressions on “the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, it’s one of those books that I will read soon 🙂 good to discover your blog Monique, I also adore to read and write about books eheh have a great years and cheers from Lisbon, PedroL

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