Review: Revenge Wears Prada

After a terribly rainy and monsoon-y day like today, all I can think about are books. Genearlly, when it rains, I love to just curl up on the couch with a blanket and a book and just chill out. Sadly, I had to teach swim lessons all day today so that killed my usual rainy day activities. It got me thinking about the latest book I read and I figured I might as well let you all know about it!

So any female teenager or young adult has probably seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”. For me, it was one of those movies that never got old. I could honestly watch it over and over, even thought I found the plot line to be just ehh. What most people didn’t do was read the book. And they are missing out. The book was about 100 times better than the movie and lucky for me, the author, Lauren Weisberger, just wrote a sequel!Image

As soon as I heard the sequel, “Revenge Wears Prada”, was coming out, I immediately put it on pre-order from Barnes and Noble and when it came out, I picked it up immediately. I didn’t get to read it as fast as I normally would have, as being an intern and trying to work as well really does eat up a lot of my time. But about 3 days later, I was able to finish the book up and my opinions are mixed.

The reason I loved the first book so much was that it took the life everyone wants to have – that upper east side, fashion focused lifestyle (or maybe that’s just me and stems from my Gossip Girl obsession). Originally, Andy played that girl who broke into high society and eventually it overcame her, until she managed to get out of the Runway lifestyle. In this book, she has a totally different life then the previous book. She plays that strong, female entrepreneur, and along with good old Emily, they create a new life for themselves. However, this time, I didn’t like the way Lauren explained all of the drama that has to come with this sort of book. I can’t explain it too well but it wasn’t as appealing and hooking as the first one (hooking is definitely a weird word to use. You know those books that draw you in and you can’t put them down? Yeah this wasn’t one of them.)

However, I have to admit that I did like the storyline of this book more. Not too clique and actually a pretty good idea. Not something I would have thought would have happened in Andy’s life after leaving Miranda. Gonna give her some props there. 

Overall, I would suggest reading it. It would be a great beach read for sure: entertaining, girly, and an easy read. Only bad part is that it’s hardcover. But if you have a Kindle, Nook or iPad, get it on that. It’s loads cheaper and you don’t have to carry around a big book with you. You can get it from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Wears-Prada-Devil-Returns/dp/1439136637 !

That’s all I can really say without giving away the plot too much. Has anyone read it yet? Or are planning too? Let me know what you think!!!

Hope you all are braving the rain in some good rain boots if you live in the Jersey area!

-Amanda

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