The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo

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It’s honestly a little embarrassing to come back and casually write a blog post as if I haven’t neglected my blog for a whole month, but I’m going to do exactly that.

For this post I’m talking about a book!! My last book post was probably 3 years ago which is a bit sad but it’s okay because we’re bringing it back. The book in question is ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’. If you like reading you would’ve definitely already heard about it because it’s been quite popular for a while. The book is written from the perspective of a relatively unknown magazine writer named Monique Grant as Evelyn Hugo, a glamorous movie star, gives her the real story of her life for Monique to write. I’m not the best at writing blurbs or summaries but I’d say that’s basically the gist of it.

I really enjoyed reading this book and it got me out of a reading slump that I had been in for a while. I literally had the book for three months before I finally decided to start it and I’m now very embarassed by that fact.
Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and had a strong emotional connection to it for a few days after I was done reading it. I think that goes to show how engaging the story was. Like, you know how somet imes you’ll read a book and the plot was good but there’s just something about maybe the characters or the writing that makes you feel less connected to the book? This is definitely not one of those.

There are so many aspects that made me love this book as much as I do, but especially three main ones.

The first point (and the most obvious one, why am I even saying this) is the storyline itself. I know, who would have guessed. I felt like the story had a good pace so even while there wasn’t much going on, you still didn’t feel bored or uninterested. I was constantly addicted to knowing what would happen next and would rate that a 10/10 experience.

The second point is the characters. I really love how the author created the characters because they aren’t just basic, predictable people. Everyone has multiple dimensions with both good sides and flawed sides to themselves and it was portrayed so well in a way that makes them so human and real. Especially the protagonist, Evelyn Hugo. You can see the way her character starts off as a naive teenager who starts making her own choices and goes on to do some smart and some questionable things. She had some flawed logic in parts of the story but I really love how she accepts and grows from her experiences.

Aaand finally, the writing. I absolutely adored the writing in this book, so much so that I had to buy my own physical copy of it (originally I had borrowed the book from my friend) instead of getting a kindle version as I usually do, just so that I could highlight and write little comments on my favourite quotes. There are so many sweet and sad quotes that stab you and then twist the knife, and so many kind of “wise” words of advice from Evelyn that I actually really loved.

So yep, overall I loved this book so much and honestly will probably re-read it after I’m done with ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ (which I’m also quite enjoying).

Talk to me in the comments about anything book related! I really need new recommendations so if you have any then I would be very grateful for some lol.

Love, Hreemy

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‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Review | Book Club

Heyyy everyone!

The last time I did a book review was like, last year. And I really wanted to do another one but I didn’t find any new reads that I felt like sharing with you guys.

So as all of you probably know, near the end of 2018 a movie called ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ released on Netflix. It’s based on the book by Jenny Han. Almost everyone went crazy over the movie and I honestly quite liked it but I think it was super overhyped and that set the expectations pretty high for me.

This book is quite related to Valentine’s Day, which is today, sooooo that’s pretty cool!

SPOILER ALERT : There will be spoilers in this review so if you don’t want to know all the details just skip to the last paragraph.

In my opinion the book is much better than the movie but I really like to read anyway so that might just be me. The book is about a shy teenage girl named Lara-Jean who has one older and younger sister and no mom. Everytime she gets over a crush she writes a letter pouring out her feelings and addresses them to each of the five boys.

Suddenly one day the letters are sent to each of the 5 boys and all her feelings are exposed. Even though they were sent to five guys (lol, like the restaurant), two of them were more important; Josh (her older sister’s boyfriend) and Peter (the most popular boy in school).

Then she starts fake dating Peter because he wants to make his ex-girlfriend jealous, and to make Josh jealous. Then a few events happen and they start to realise they actually like eachother for real and find out who sent the letters…

I think this book is very intriguing and has a great plot/storyline. It is very different to any book I’ve ever read. I love that it isn’t just focused on one thing (romance) it also has elements of friendship and family, as her little sister Kitty brings a lot of humour. The only thing I don’t like is that it sometimes has a few plot holes, like, why would you address the letters if you never meant to send them? But overall I definitely reccommend this book.

My Rating: 9.5/10

Have you watched the movie and/or the book? Thoughts?

Heartless Book Review

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Guess what?!

I decided to start a mini book club kind of thing on my blog where I can review books because I absolutely LOVE to read. After reading those reviews you can also comment if you’ve read them before, or you could just go read it if you want to.

Anyways, let’s go!

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WARNING: There may be a few spoilers (I’ll try not to include any, but just I can’t guarantee).

Sooooo this book is called ‘Heartless’ by Marissa Meyer and this is the blurb:

Long before Alice fell down the rabbit hole…

And before the roses were painted red…

The Queen of Hearts was just a girl, in love for the first time.

From Marissa Meyer, The New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, comes a vision of Wonderland like none you’ve seen before, telling the untold story of the girl who would become the notorious Queen of Hearts.

The book is basically about a little girl named Catherine who was the daughter of the Marchion and Marchioness of Hearts. Her dream is to own the best bakery in all of Hearts along with her maid, Mary Ann.

But her parents are totally against the idea of a bakery and instead want her to marry a man and allow him to do the work because “it’s not respectable”. Soon she realizes that the King is going to ask for her hand in marriage and she doesn’t want to say yes, however, her parents do.

Cath instead falls in love with a boy with a secret that no one in the kingdom knows, and he and Cath try to run away from Hearts but something terrible happens, causing her to become the cruel and heartless person known as the Queen of Hearts.

 

Do tell me if you decide to buy or read this book because it is truly interesting, the only flaw is that there is a lot of extra writing in some parts of the story. Other than that, I think this book is great and I definitely recommend it.

My Rating: 8.5/10

Have you ever heard of or read this book before? If so, what do you think of it?