Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Description (from cover):

'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 high-end 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 thoughts:

Do not let the title of this one fool you. There is nothing about revenge in this one and the title is beyond misleading. If you are looking for some type of Miranda Priestly comeuppance this book is not for you. If you're just curious to see where the characters from The Devil Wears Prada ended up, then perhaps you might enjoy this one. Andy lacks her former personality that made her so likeable in the previous book. Sure you're happy for her and her so-called glamorous life, but the author seems to have lost her connection with the main character.

Andy Sachs is about to get married to Max Harrison, the perfect guy. He is rich, successful and of course, handsome. Nevertheless, Andy thinks she has found her soul mate. On the day of her wedding she discovers a note from her intended mother-in-law that knocks her right off her feet and makes her question everything about her life. She is successful herself in her own right, being the editor of a bridal magazine called The Plunge and she has left Miranda Priestly far behind. Or so she thinks. When Miranda pops back up in her life things start to take a turn for the worse. Will Andy hold onto herself and her dreams or will Miranda sweep them away with the flick of her hand?

This book was a highly anticipated release due to the success of The Devil Wears Prada. This was just a disappointment. The characters are nothing like their old selves. Miranda is somewhat nicer than usual. Andy is just confused and running around doing whatever she thinks will work. Miranda makes all of three appearances in this book and don't even get me started on the so-called 'revenge'. I of course had to read this book because I would have been curious, but I wasn't impressed and was outright disappointed with the quality and the storyline. It seemed to me that Weisberger is looking for a fast buck and it really shows in the writing. Not anything like I thought it would be. A complete waste of time. If you absolutely have to read this one, get it from the library and don't waste your money buying a copy.

Overall Rating: 1.5

Title:  Revenge Wears Prada
Author:  Lauren Weisberger
Series:  Prada #2
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
Publication Date:  June 4, 2013
Pages:  400
Genre:  Fiction
Get It:  Amazon; Barnes & Noble

Disclaimer: This book was selected from the library by myself and I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.

13 comments:

  1. I was surprised when I saw how low the ratings for this book were on Amazon but after reading your review I can understand why. While I liked the first book I don't think I will even borrow this from the library because I'll likely be disappointed too. Thanks for sharing your honest review. Now I am wondering how the new Bridget Jones book will be in comparison...

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    1. I was wondering the same thing myself. Hopefully, Bridget is her normal self and that book won't compare to this one.

      Kimberlee

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  2. I enjoyed reading your review. I haven't read The Devil wears Prada but I have watched the movie. I am curious to see what happens in the sequel. The blurb sounds intriguing, pity that there's no revenge involved. I don't normally read chic lit so I will get it from the library like you suggested.

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    1. Yes please do not buy this one. I am so glad I didn't spend the money or I would be so mad at myself.

      Kimberlee

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  3. I had high hopes for the book when I saw it on several blogs. Too bad it didn't come through for you.

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    1. I had high hopes myself, but alas not what I was expecting. Thanks for dropping by.

      Kimberlee

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  4. Yeah, I think I'll skip this one. Sounds like it would ruin the first book for me.

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    1. The first book was in a whole different class. This one was rushed, sloppy and just had nothing in common with the first one.

      Kimberlee

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  5. I've been curious about the sequel and I'm on the fence about it. I really liked the first one, but when the film came out, it was really the unusual case of the film being better than the book. Something that rarely happens and I loved the film adaptation more. I may find a copy of this at my library. I appreciate the honest review!

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    1. Maybe you will enjoy it better than I did. I really liked the movie a lot too and I am wondering if they will make this one into a movie as well.

      Kimberlee

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  6. I just finished reading the first one yesterday (yes, finally!), and didn't even know there was a sequel. Thanks for the heads up; I'll go on to something else.

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  7. An impulse buy....first few pages & was already wondering what I got myself into & logged on to read the reviews. I know I know....but 'IMPULSE' is the operative word here. I think I will soldier on & then just donate it to an unfortunate soul!

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  8. Totally agree with your review. It was a huge disappointment. Nothing to do with Revenge and actually made me want to smack Andy because she over-dramatized everything! GET A GRIP!

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