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ISBN: 1501161938

ISBN13: 9781501161933

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read." --Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six--an entrancing and "wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet" (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost,...

Customer Reviews

20 ratings

5 hours and in one-sitting

This book is phenomenal. I was struggling with some personal changes but after reading this book and meeting the characters, I feel like I am who I am so much more now. Thank you, Taylor Jenkins Reid and thank you, Evelyn Hugo.

Personal enjoyment: 3/5

A very well-written book. Easy to read, enjoyable, interesting. The characters felt very complex, with distinct character traits and real flaws. It was well-paced and kept my interest the whole time. I liked the newspaper article inserts, that was cute. However, the writing annoyed me and the only character I really liked was Harry. There are a lot of "sound bites" in the book that I think were put there to make the book quotable, but it ended up feeling like I was being told how the world works and how to be a good feminist. It was very much telling and not showing, and it majorly detracted from the book in my opinion. At first I only noticed it in Evelyn's sections and chalked it up to her telling her story and wanting to share the wisdom she's learned in her very full life. It added to things I didn't like about Evelyn as a person but I did appreciate about Evelyn as a character. However, later in the book there's a reveal and the reporter reacts to it and the flow of the book screeches to a halt while the reporter tells me how fury works. Dude, tell me how it works for YOU, don't tell me how it works for everyone, it comes across as arrogant and completely undermines the tone of the scene. It should have been personal and emotional, I should have been led through the descriptions to feel what Monique felt and be in her shoes, but instead I felt like I was being dryly lectured by someone who thinks they're an expert in psychology. Completely ruined the moment, which was a shame because there was another emotional beat that Reid was able to write effectively just a chapter or two before that. So I think Reid's writing is just not for me. I didn't feel trusted to come up with my own thoughts, I felt like I was being told exactly what to think. That being said, if that stuff doesn't bother you, it's a very interesting and enjoyable novel. I don't regret reading it, but I will not be reading anymore of Reid's books.

AMAZING!!! Page turner.

An eye opening perspective of lesbians in the 50-80’s!!!

A new story

This was a fresh new story for me. Although it sounds like there's a book that was previously published with a similar premise a couple years ago, it never crossed my circles. I wasn't really expecting an LGBTQ+ story, which I really liked. I appreciate that I had mixed feelings of Evelyn and her morality, personality,and decisions. I liked this miles over DJ&TS by TJR.

Couldn’t put it down

Absolutely adored this book. It has super short chapters which kept me saying “okay just one more” and I just couldn’t put it down. Loved that there’s two stories being told at once, both intriguing in their own way. The peek behind the curtain of Hollywood royalty throughout the years, the love, and the loss, all captivating and had me thinking about it even when I wasn’t reading it. I’ll be checking out this authors other books for sure.

i loved this book

this book was so good i finished it quickly and sobbed when finishing it. this was a book i couldn’t put down

Absolutely worth it!

One of my favorite reads! Emotional on every level. Huge twisted ending.


loved this book- felt like I couldn't put it down. at times it did feel like it was written from the perspective of a straight woman, but the writing was still amazing and kept you captive. loved the storytelling and time period as well!


One of the best books I've ever read

One of my new favorites

This book will make you feel nostalgia for an era in which you weren’t even born yet. It was beautifully written, entertaining and heartbreaking at times. I would recommend this to any hopeless romantic.

A quick read. Amazing page-turner.

It's a fascinating and devastating story of old Hollywood. Every character is described well and it's an easy read that flows well. I loved it!

The Seven Husbands: Slightly Disappointing

I was greatly excited about the premise of this book, however it fell flat for me. The first ~100 pages almost identically mirror Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures which was published a few years prior. Beyond that, the plot becomes somewhat predictable at points and the language used doesn’t seem to exactly be authentic to that time period. I wanted to love this book, but unfortunately it didn’t work out.

Great read!

Interesting read! Loved the story telling of the husbands

Amazing book

I picked up this book and could not put it down. Finished within 24 hours. Incredible read with twists and turns that will make you wanting more.

The Seven Husbands

Probably one of the best books I've read this year. It certainly surpassed my expectations

This is one of my favorite books

I loved this book so much

Fabulous story!

This was a truly a great read. While there are parts in the story you can guess the outcome, it’s the ‘how’ of getting there that was the real thrill.

Please buy this book

This book was probably one of the best books I have ever read. If you have any question about buying it, just do it please. This book was incredible and I could not put it down. This book was also very empowering. One of my favorite parts of the book was the dedication page. "For Lilah, smash the patriarchy sweetheart". I have so much respect for this author and I am afraid that any explanation of what the book is about would not do it justice. The only thing that stopped me from buying it sooner was that it was historical fiction, so I am begging you please do not let that stop you. This is an amazing book and everyone should read this.

Could not put this book down! Completely enthralling

The most captivating book I’ve EVER read. This book will capture you from the start. As a woman Evelyn Hugo I was inspired by her story. She was rugged yet graceful. Monique as well was in contrast everything Evelyn was not. Both so real and raw. I love how all the women were portrayed. All such different lives yet all equally humanly beautiful and flawed. Full of suspense and love. Such a major unexpected twist. It left me floored! Loved every bit.

Breatakingly beautiful

really didn't know what to expect out of this book. I had heard such amazing things but, you know, sometimes the best books for others aren't the ones you read. The reviews on this one were spot on. Such a complicated and emotional story. And the ending, as well as who Monique, was were as shocking and complicated as Evelyn Hugo herself. The author wove a beautiful and breathtaking book. Both on Evelyn's story and how it tied in with Monique. Humans are complicated creatures, with motives we can all only begin to understand. This story is just one of many that shows the complicated and tumultuous life that we sometimes envision for ourselves. I think all of us can see some part of ourselves in Evelyn Hugo. What we wouldn't sacrifice and do for the ones we love. What we hide and don't show to the rest of the world. No one truly knows the deepest darkest desires and secrets of our hearts. And maybe someday, we will all end up being laid open and bare like Evelyn Hugo.

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