Book Review: Revenge Wears Prada

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Even though this is not hot off the press anymore, I finally decided to see what all the hype was about. I was a big fan of The Devil wears Prada and I just loved the movie. I bought the book about two months ago, I had a slow start but I finally finished this book. It was a light read but a great one.
Revenge Wears Prada is set a decade after Andrea Sachs soul-destroying stint with Runway, the job that ‘a million girls would die for. Not only does she run her own successful wedding magazine, The Plunge, she is also engaged to the much sought-after son of one of America’s biggest publishing houses. She also runs the magazine with none other than Emily Charlton, Miranda Priestly’s ex-first assistant.
All seems to be well in paradise. Well, almost. The morning of her wedding, Andy wakes up from a nightmare where Miranda Priestly is back in her life. On what’s supposed to be the best day of her life, Andy knows its an sign.
To make matters worse, she finds a letter from her to be mother-in-law asking her fiancé not to marry her and a revelation about him having met his ex-girlfriend on his bachelor trip. Reluctantly, pushing it to the back of her mind, she gets hitched. And thus, begins the torture. Reading about Andy’s countless troubles and unhappiness (in an otherwise perfect existence which involves travelling to exotic locations for work, a caring husband and a beautiful baby daughter) really helps you get to know here character in the storey and how far she has come.
The climax of the book, the revenge , is Elias-Clark’s interest in acquiring The Plunge, Andy and Emily’s wedding magazine. While Emily is ecstatic about the idea of merging with the biggest publishing magnate, Andy is obviously dead-set against it. and then the unthinkable happens, Andy’s husband betrays her in the worst way possible, for the last time.
This is the perfect holiday read, go out and get it!
Miss V
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