Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid || Book Review

Sometimes overhyped books are exactly that: overhyped.

This book popped up on my TikTok feed so much in the last few months, I thought I should give it a go and see what it was all about. I still don’t understand what all it was about and why it got the hype it has been dragging around.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge Criteria: A book I found on Tik Tok (BookTok)
Originally published: 2019

Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Thoughts:

I couldn’t get into the whole transcript writing style the author used. I enjoy books with descriptions, balanced ones, and this style just didn’t work well for me to enjoy reading the book. This book was just about the characters talking, and talking and talking. No real descriptive writing to set the atmosphere, to explain scenes so well that you can feel and taste what is surrounding the characters.

As much as Daisy Jones is described as someone that should be placed on a pedestal and basically worshipped for her super human good looks and voice, there was nothing special about the character aside from that. Frankly, she was one of the most boring characters in the book – it was just too bad she also the main showcase.

Some of the other characters were much more interesting to read about – ‘hear‘ their backstories, and the drama dished out there was 100 times better than any of Daisy Jones’s drama could ever reach. Some of the other characters were also portrayed a lot more realistically, kind of how you would expect people to act and think in certain situations and they were the only reason I kept reading as I wanted to know how their stories ended.

It’s the use of stereotypes throughout the whole book that really tied the knot securely for me. There was hardly anything original used from the rock and roll scene from the late sixties. Yes, that was how the times were back then but there was nothing about the usage of it in the book that made it stand out from anything else.

Overview:

The truth about why the band broke up? I honestly expected something more sinister, more shocking, more scandalous (we are talking about the rock and roll scene here). Just another stereotype scenario to end a pretty boring book.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.24 on GoodReads. I gave it a 2.

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3 thoughts on “Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid || Book Review

  1. Booktok also made me read this book and I was so disappointed that I didn’t even finish it. The writing style was really underwhelming for me and I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought it was really overhyped. I did enjoy this review though.

    Lauren //www.cko-coolkidsonly.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes I wonder why I fall for the hype knowing most of the time I’m left disappointed. One can always hope for the best 🙂 I’m glad you liked the review 🙂

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