Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Language: Swedish
Publisher: Louise Bäckelin Förlag
Pages: 431

My overall rating for this book: 5/5

The story and triggers warnings
Trigger warning for sexual abuse, domestic abuse and alcoholism.

In this story we follow the journalist Monique Grant, she’s going through a rough patch right now. And out of nowhere, the superstar Evelyn Hugo wants Monique to interview her. Evelyn wants her to write her memoir. We follow the story told by Evelyn through Monique’s eyes. And as Evelyn’s glamorous life unfold, one is left to wonder why she chose Monique to tell the story.

What did I like/dislike about the book?
I fell in love with this story, almost as soon as it started. The portrayal of both Evelyn Hugo and Monique Grant are exquisite. And the story is so immersive, I read this during my flight to and from Prague, and at times I literally forgot I was on a airplane.
I loved this book, it was both beautiful and ugly at the same time. And, it made me cry at the airport and on the plane and I didn’t care. I was just wonderful. I finished the book exactly one week ago, and I cannot stop thinking about Hugo, whether I love her or hate her. I love books that make me feel both happy and sad, the sadder the better. And a feeling that I should consume everything written by T. Jenkins Reid (and since I read the book translated to Swedish, I can probably revisit the story in it’s original language soon…).

Too bad I’ve already published a post about my favorite reads 2018, because this was the TOP ONE no doubt.

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