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THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO BOOK REVIEW | THE LITERARY ADVENTURE

the seven husbands of evelyn hugo book review

I am yet to announce it on here, but I am part of a e-book club, The Literary Adventure! I run it alongside Amy & Sophia who are both bloggers & avid book readers. I absolutely love my kindle. I love how convenient it is, how much cheaper books can be & I also have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. As I mentioned, we all love reading but our favourite genre’s differ from each other so this book club is a great way to branch out of your comfort zone & try books you wouldn’t usually pick up. We would absolutely love you to join in with us! There are a couple of ‘rules’ but they are really simple & nothing too strict!

RULES:

  • Each book we pick will either be free or very low priced. If we are thinking of picking a slightly more expensive book, we will let you know in advance!
  • You don’t have to have a kindle, any e-reader is perfect.
  • You don’t have to run a book blog to join in with us, or write up a full review of each book if you don’t want to.
  • We will review each book on the last Friday of the month.
  • Last but not least, use the hashtag #TheLiteraryAdventure across all social media so we can all connect with each other & will also share/RT on our own accounts.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO

May’s book was The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid & I had heard SO many positive things about this book & author beforehand. I have never read anything by TJR before so I was quite sceptical going into it as i’m not the biggest fan of adult fiction that has a slight historical feel & it also has long flashbacks which I am not usually a fan of but it completely took me by surprise just how much I loved it!

TRIGGER WARNING: This book does cover domestic abuse, death, homophobia & racism.

This book has to be one of the most character-driven books I have ever read & it is definitely one of my favourite reads of this year. It is also a book that will stick with me forever, there is something so captivating by the story & Evelyn herself. I swear I googled Evelyn Hugo more than once because she is THAT realistic.

Evelyn is in no way likeable, however I couldn’t help but fall in love with her & the stories she told. You realise that Evelyn is a much deeper person than the tabloids would have you originally believe in the beginning of the book. She has this incredible bravado and raw ugliness to go alongside her dazzling beauty. Yes, Evelyn may have been married seven times but the backstories to each of those are a mixture of heart breaking & romantic.

I can’t say much more without spoiling the story but I really do think it is better going into this without knowing too much. I did & I think that is why I loved it all the more.

I would absolutely love to read more books like this, fictional biographies, such a bloody clever idea!

June’s Book Of The Month

For June we have decided on The Rumour by Lesley Kara! It is described as a mystery thriller that will leave you with a creepy sense of dread and a twist you won’t see coming! It is currently £1.99 on Amazon!

When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.

So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?”

We’d absolutely love you to join in! Have you read The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo? I’d love to know what you thought?

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