The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Book Review

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I am soooo excited to be publishing reviews other than Harry Potter now, yay! So to celebrate this, I am bringing you a review for a book, that may possibly be my new all time favorite. It definitely is on the list.

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Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Adult, LGBT

Format: audiobook, borrowed from Overdrive

Pages: 388

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Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Where do I even begin? I loved this book. I had super high expectations and they exceeded my expectations. First, the writing. It was incredible. This is the first piece of work I have read by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and I am looking forward to reading her next novel, Daisy and the Six I believe that’s the name? It was so easy to get trapped into and listening to this book made it even better. I don’t think I have ever read anything that flowed more fluently than this book.

Next, the characters. I enjoyed each and every character we met, even all the husbands! As soon as we were introduced to Evelyn, I immediately thought she was bad. ass. She was so like-able, even though she was incredibly flawed. Monique was an okay character, but I know why she was in the story. I found myself at times forgetting about her even being involved in the story, but her character was very significant when we did read her side of the story.

Now the best part of this book, the story itself. The plot. I was engaged, immersed, for the two days it took me to read it, I was obsessed with this story. It didn’t even start slow, it was perfectly paced throughout. The ending had me confused, because the whole time I thought I knew what was going to happen, but I was surprised, I had no idea what I was in for. The whole 1950’s glam feel was amazing, and I didn’t realize how much of a delight this setting for a story could be.

I think if I had to be really picky, the one thing I didn’t care for was Celia’s personality. I thought she was needy, a tad annoying, but not anything too major. Other than that, this book was perfection.

What did you guys think of this book?

February Wrap-Up

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! Today we are finally getting to my February wrap-up and wow, has it been a busy month. I started off this month with Harry Potter in mind, but life got the best of me and I was not able to complete my challenge, but I am very happy with how far I got and I will definitely be continuing the series in the near future. There is a lot to get through, so let’s get into it.

So I read plenty of books this month, probably one of the best reading months I have ever had. I read a total of 9 books this month! That is just so crazy for me, I really pushed myself to read and I did it. The books I read are listed here below:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling- 5/5

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab- 3/5

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling – 4/5

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena- 4/5

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish- 3/5

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling- 5/5

Animal Farm by George Orwell- 3/5

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling- 4/5

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- 5/5

So this month in music was super exciting, a few new songs and albums came out, so they are all listed here below:

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While We Wait – Kehlani (a)

Please Me – Bruno Mars & Cardi B (s)

Swan Song – Dua Lipa (s)

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Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande (a)

I didn’t watch too many movies this month, which seems to be the case for just about every month, but the movies I watched this month were:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Alita: Battle Angel

So that’s pretty much it for this month, how was your guys reading month? Have you listened to that AMAZING Ariana Grande album? And Kehlani’s?? Let me know below!

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Book Review

Good morning and Happy Thursday all my bookish friends! Well, I have made it a little more than halfway to my goal of reading the entire Harry Potter series. I am so excited, and honestly super proud of myself. So now, onto the review!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Title: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Format: Hardcover, borrowed from library

Pages: 734

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Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly

What I really enjoyed about this book was the obvious character development. I thought there was so much of a difference between Harry and Hermoine than how they were in the first 3 books. Harry kind of got a little angsty and it felt more like he was a teenager. Hermoine showing her passion about the working elves, it developed her character more for me and made me able to learn something more than I have with the last three. Of course, the writing was amazing. I don’t think there has been a point in any of the four books that I have read where I did not enjoy the writing style. It flows so freely, and honestly I have never read a book with a better writing flow.

Okay, I have to be honest, the story fell really flat for me. The whole tournament, the Quidditch match in the beginning, it just didn’t interest me at all. I know people have said they really enjoyed the whole plot and the story, but I could not get into it. Even when Voldemort pops up, I really just didn’t care. At first I thought it might be me, because I just read 4 Harry Potter books in a row, and that’s a little crazy in itself. But then I realized, no I don’t actually think it’s me, I just think it’s the book. I honestly was going to give it 3 stars, but the writing and the character development I saw, and us FINALLY getting into some action with Voldemort, which was due, that’s why I decided to give it a four. AND, we found some background info on Hagrid, which made me happy because he is easily my favorite character in the series right now.

Well what do you guys think? Thoughts on book 4 of Harry Potter?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Review

Good morning and Happy Tuesday everyone! I am finally putting this review together, since it took me so long to watch the movie, but here we finally are! Onto the review!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Format: Hardcover, borrowed from library

Pages: 435

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Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

I think what I enjoyed most about this book was learning more about Harry’s past and his family history. I always kind of knew there had to be more to his family than just the Dursley’s like seriously, they are awful. I was happy to find out Sirius was Harry’s godfather, after of course finding out he was one of the good guys. I hope Sirius shows up more and more in the future books because I would just love to see just how great of a godfather he can truly be to Harry. He really needs a strong parental figure in his life.

Of course, like all the other books so far, the writing is fantastic. It is so easy to read, so easy to understand. It isn’t as complicated as I thought it might be all these years, so I am definitely very happy about that.

Not too many things I disliked, the only thing honestly was the whole map thing. I have to say, the movie explains it so much better! Now that I’ve seen the movie, I understand it better and it’s way cooler than I initially thought it was.

Okay, so I have to be honest. This was the worst one I have seen in the movie series so far, which is so sad! I mean, I loved the book, but the movie did it zero justice. Did I miss the big Quidditch cup orrrr was it in there but it’s not in the version I watched? I don’t know. I also was super disappointed with how Sirius looked. I kind of wanted him to have a more Hagrid-y look. Just not so giant-y.

What did you guys think of book 3? What about the movie?