Daisy Jones and The Six
There are so many books coming out this year that I’m really excited about and I was lucky enough to have been sent one of them by the lovely people at Penguin Random House.
Last year, The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid was one of my top 10 reads. I loved that book. One of things I loved most about it, is how the characters were so real. There was one point when I found myself about to google one of the husbands to see what he looked like before I remembered it was fiction.
I have been so excited to read her new book, Daisy Jones and The Six. Released next month, there is already a lot of excitement about this book. It’s all over Instagram with rave reviews and of course Reese Witherspoon has snapped it up already to turn it into a mini series for Amazon. So did it live up to the hype? Short answer, hell yes it did!
Loosely based on the story of Fleetwood Mac, it’s the story of a 70s band The Six who are slowly rising to fame. On the eve of their first tour, lead singer Billy Dunne finds out his girlfriend is pregnant, with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy starts drinking, taking drugs and enjoying the company of his fans a little too much.
Meanwhile, Daisy Jones is also getting noticed, she is a rare beauty with an incredible voice and a rock and roll lifestyle. When a producer puts Daisy and Billy together, Daisy Jones and The Six are formed and the band get to work on what will become their legendary album “Aurora”.
It’s written in what I would call a documentary style, it’s the interviews of all the band members as well as journalists and producers. It is utterly captivating, as with Evelyn Hugo I found myself wholeheartedly believing in all the characters and just wanting to be able to listen to their music or watch a video of Billy and Daisy to see their chemistry together.
I found myself just loving Daisy Jones as well as wanting to shake her. She’s tough and yet vulnerable, talented and yet flawed and as she spiralled into a world of sex, drugs and rock and roll I genuinely felt worried for her.
Daisy Jones and The Six is out on 7th March and it’s one that I will be singing from the rooftops about. I loved it. It’s an incredible read, the 70s sexy rock and roll vibe from this book is just so great. I have been listening to the playlist on Spotify non stop. It’s a story about love, friendship, fame, music and believe me you don’t want to miss out on this one.
Thank you so much again to Penguin Random House for my #gifted copy it has been an absolute joy to read.