A Month of Beach Reads: Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

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Do you remember in the Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly was the original Horrible Boss and kept poor Andy and the uber fashionable, bitchy and emaciated assistants quaking in their boots all the while publishing the top fashion fictional fashion magazine called Runway? Do you remember when Andy finally stood up to Miranda and told her to F herself during the Paris fashion shows?

 

I do.

 

Do you ever wonder what happened to Andy after Prada? What happened to her? Did she marry Alex and move to the suburbs to raise chickens? Did she become a famous magazine journalist? Did she become a Hagen Dasz eating, sweat pants wearing hermit, forever traumatized by images of drycleaning and lost copies of The Book?

 

I did.

 

But, I don’t anymore. Because Lauren Weisberger has finally followed up her huge hit novel with Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. And, boy does Satan ever shine.  In more ways than one. (That devil is very devilish) In this read that’s perfect for a lazy day lounging by the pool, Prada devotees are served up a deliciously fun, and sometimes evil, update on Andy, Emily, and the rest of the young and the fashionable.

 

Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

 

Ten years have passed, and Andy has moved on with her life. Sort of. Surprisingly, she is best friends with Emily (the ambitious first assistant), owns her own magazine (called The Plunge), and is about to marry the man of her dreams, Max. But, will it all fall apart? Will her Miranda nightmares become reality and ruin everything?  Will her pre-wedding jitters (spurred by the worst kind of letter) pre-emptively end her dream life? Can Andy ever really find happiness with the stilettoed clouds hanging over her?

 

I’m not telling…..

 

Revenge Wears Prada is a fun, lighthearted romp. It might not be as good as it’s predecessor (which was one of the Grandmommies of the Chicklit genre), nor does it (or almost anything) measure up to the movie (starring Queen Meryl Streep and Princess Anne Hathaway, and which is one of the unique instances where the movie is actually even better than the book.) But, it does wrap up the storylines neatly, and while lacking in depth or urgency, is still very entertaining, readable and appealing for lovers of the genre.

 

Unputdownable Factor: 6/10

Beach Factor: 8/10

Smut Factor: 0/10 (people get naked, but it’s to shower)

 

How would you like your own copy of Revenge Wears Prada?

 

Simon and Schuster Canada has given me FIVE REVENGE WEARS PRADA GIFT PACKS (BOOK PLUS A MATCHING LIPGLOSS) TO GIVE AWAY!

 

 

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