Monday, September 30, 2013

Audiobook Review: Revenge Wears Prada by: Lauren Weisberger

Goodreads Summary:

The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada.Eight years have passed since Andrea “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. Now Andy’s on the top of the world: she’s writing and reporting to her heart’s content; running The Plunge, her wildly successful high fashion bridal magazine with Miranda’s other ex-assistant, Emily; and most importantly, getting married to the scion of a storied media family and the love of her life.

But the night before her wedding, Andy can’t sleep. As happy as she is—as happy as she should be—she’s still haunted by the specter of her former boss. Maybe it’s survivor syndrome? Or maybe it’s justifiable, self-inflicted, paranoia. From the start, Andy and Emily have felt entitled to use their rolodex of contacts—Miranda’s contacts—from Runway as they make their way in the magazine world. As The Plunge succeeds, Andy and Emily realize they’ll soon come face to face with their former tormenter at industry functions, award ceremonies, and even weddings. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that’s approaching—a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda’s crosshairs once more.

Karma’s a bitch. And Andy’s efforts to build a bright new life have led her directly to the one she fled—and into the path of the Devil herself.

Reading Nook Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

** SPOILER ALERT ** The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite books/movies of all times. So obviously when I heard that Lauren Weisberger was making a sequel I was beyond estatic. I did like the premise of this story, but I didn't like Andy in this book at all, which made me not love it as much as I wanted too. I felt she was all over the place and whiney, and don't even get me started on Emily, I couldn't stand her caddy, bossiness either, they both drove me nuts.

I did like the story but hated the decisions that Andy made, which made it very hard for me to root for her. My biggest problem with her was her marrying Max, I couldn't fathom why she had so many resolutions and second thoughts, but still went through with it, so obviously I couldn't really feel compassion towards her in regards to her divorce.

I did love Miranda though and she was just as cold and heartless as she was in the first book, but I wish there was more of her in the story, and honestly with the title of this book, I thought that Andy would seek revenge towards Miranda, and take her down and give her a taste of her own medicine, but Miranda won in the end, so this book was definitely not what I had thought it would be.

I was happy to revisit these characters, but the story did fall a bit flat for me, and I expected a lot more, seeing this book was second to a book that many readers know and love. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, I would still give this book a chance, just maybe not have high expectations that it's going to be like the first book.