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.