I’m back again with yet another book review. I know that I am unintentionally turning this into a book blog, but I swear that there are more real life posts coming soon. I’m even going to be changing up my youtube channel, but more on that in another post.
Let’s get back to the topic at hand. This book review in case you haven’t noticed is about the book Revenge wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger. I will be honest and tell you that I received this book as part of an Pop Sugar Box which I previously subscribed to.
This book sat on my TBR shelf for a number of years and I just couldn’t get into it. I recently decided that this was finally the year that I’m going to clear my TBR shelf and read all the books that I have been hoarding for so long. I had read the Devil wears Prada right around when the movie came out and I loved it. I even loved the movie based on the book, however I found this book long and winded in getting to the conclusion that it has already drawn 1/3 of the way into the book.
In this book ,we catch up with Andrea ‘Andy’ Sachs nearly a decade after she left Miranda Priestly in Paris. She has slowed her life down and after working for a wedding blog for several years decided to start a wedding magazine called The Plunge with former arch nemesis Emily Charlton, who has also been fired from Miranda Priestly’s service. It is through Emily that Andy meets her husband, Max Harrison, the heir to a storied media family. Just as Andy is about to walk down the aisle to marry Max, she finds a note from her mother-in-law to Max saying that he shouldn’t marry her and also how she was so thrilled that he had run into his ex during his bachelor party weekend. This causes Andy to worry about their marriage though she marries him anyway. Soon after her marriage her magazine catches the eye of Miranda Priestly, who makes it very apparent that she wants to own the magazine and will do anything to achieve that goal.
I will try and keep my promise to not spoil the ending of the book too much, though I’m pretty sure that you can take a stab in the dark and probably guess correctly as to what happens in the end. Lauren Weisberger has also written another book in this series that is now dedicated to Emily Charlton I’m also contemplating reading that. I wouldn’t say that this book is completely predictable but if you can guess from the synopsis I gave you the writing is clearly marked on the wall what happens next. I had wished a bit more for the book and had hoped to see more from Andy Sachs.
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought or if you just saw the movie and were interested in the book. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll see you soon with another post.