Sunday, March 1
Book Review: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: EBook 326
Summary: Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a highend bridal magazine. The Plunge has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro. Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...
My Rating: 2/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I picked this book up, because I wanted something light, and fluffy, after reading some more, heavy, intense books, not to mention I did enjoy the first book, and this one was sitting on my "shelf" for some time now. Well , be careful what you wish for because fluffy, is what I got.
I didn't like this book one bit. I enjoyed the first one, it was fun, funny and Andy (sorry, Andrea) was written to be likeable. This book not such much, forget any character development from the first book, or anything that happened in the first book, because by the end of this book, everything is exactly the same as it was at the beginning of the first book - save the fact she's ten years older and has a child.
Her character seemed to have lost all development she had in the first - and she somehow got dumber. She's a woman in a committed, sexual, relationship, about to be married, who is nauseous, throwing up, tired all the time and she thinks she has, an STD? Seriously? I really wish I had given up after that, but because I paid for the book I saw it through. I found the "PTSD like symptoms" Andy was having with the mention of Miranda's name, pathetic and unbelievable. Her boss treated her like crap, people have crappy mean bosses - deal with it. The fact ten years later she still has issues, just didn't work for me.
The only saving grace of this book was Miranda, who yes is not the nicest person there, but she at least made the book interesting. And she was barely in it.
Overall, this was not a good book. I should have read the other reviews before purchasing it, as I wouldn't have bothered with it.
Would I recommend it to read: No, wouldn't. The first one was good, this was a train wreck.
What to read next: Anything.
Challenges: 100+ Books Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge