Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again! If you haven't read her 5-star novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, order it today when you buy Daisy Jones & The Six. (And trust me, you need to order Daisy Jones & The Six.)
I ordered Daisy Jones & The Six from Book of the Month just because Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote it. Reid has a knack for making women's fiction read like historical fiction. Her novels feel more like you're reading a juicy biography instead of a work of fiction.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Daisy Jones & The Six covers a span of time from the late 60's to the late 70's. Daisy is a young girl, into way too much, way too young. Clubbing, drugging, and being a rockstar groupie dominate her life. Daisy is stunning. Her voice is amazing and her personality is bigger than life. When she enters the rock and roll scene as a performer she changes the face of the game.
As Daisy begins her journey to celebrity, The Six, a band led by Billy Dunne, are also on the rise. Billy Dunne, his brother Graham, and the rest of the band are prepping for their first tour. Their shows are followed by wild parties, drugs, alcohol, and sex. Billy is in charge and holding it together...until a life-changing event sends him spiraling out of control.
When a producer decides that Daisy and The Six need each other to make it to the next level things change drastically for everyone.
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Life On The Road
Daisy Jones & The Six is an intriguing tale about a band and their ups and downs on the road and in life. The story is magnetic. It pulls you in and the questions just won't let you go. What's the deal with Daisy and Billy? How does Billy's wife, Camille, feel about it? Who's in love with who? Who's sober? Who's going to stay sober? Who's pretending to be sober. Its drama, drama, drama and I was there for every bit of it. The groups' mysterious break-up in 1979 is surrounded by questions and accusations, but no one really knows what happened.
Taylor Jenkins Reid presents the story in an interview format, meaning you get to experience the rollercoaster that was life on the road with Billy and Daisy from each person involved in their story. The point of view changes are easy to follow and they make the story juicier when they don't add up.
All in All
Taylor Jenkins Reid did a phenomenal job of presenting Daisy Jones and The Six's story as fact instead of fiction: with both Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo I found myself googling events and people to see what was real and what wasn't. The interview format gives you the power of deciding who is telling the truth about what. The question of why the most popular rock band of its time, at the height of their success, would break up and never reunite plagues you throughout the entire story. I couldn't put Daisy Jones & The Six down until I knew just what happened.
I would recommend both of Taylor Jenkins Reid's books to anyone who wants to read anything! Daisy Jones & The Six is a page-turner that you don't want to miss out on. Grab your copy today and come back and let me know what you think.