Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (Prada, Bk 2)
Revenge Wears Prada The Devil Returns - Prada, Bk 2 Author:Lauren Weisberger The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada. — Almost a decade has passed since 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. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis a... more »nd co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a highend bridal magazine. The Plunge has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro.
Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...« less
If you are expecting this book to be anything at all like "The Devil Wears Prada", do yourself a favor and skip this one. I started out soooo excited, looking forward to more fashionista gossip, double-crossing business dealings, snarky co-workers, and the completely reprehensible behavior that made me love the first one so much.
Wrong. Big, big wrong.
The big pre-wedding drama promised was a trite, silly tempest in a teacup that was so typical of second-rate chick lit that all I could do was yawn.
And then horror of horrors, the rest of the book turned into a syrupy, treacle-laced, goopy puddle of mommy lit. Honestly, I almost gave up here. I should have. I wonder if Lauren Weisberger just had a baby and had the mad, irresistible urge to share the glory and wonder of her new motherhood with the masses. Ick. The endless "my baby is so adorable, my baby smells so good, my baby is the center of my now small and insular world, blah, blah, blah" became redundant and tedious very, very quickly, but it went on and on FOREVER. I understand that new moms love their babies and dote on them, and that is a worthy topic on which to write a book, but this wasn't what THIS book was supposed to be about.
Miranda didn't even appear in any noticeable way until late in the book, but by then, it was already waaaaay too little, and waaaaay too late.
What happened here? Where was the story I was promised? Where was the office drama? Where was the evil devil? Where was ANYTHING that I actually wanted to read about? Sigh. Total misrepresentation of the contents. I felt like this book was a total "bait and switch". I was so glad I got it from the library and didn't buy it myself. Soooooo disappointing!
Sad that such a great "guilty pleasure" book filled with over the top, fun characters has turned its sequel into "mommy lit".
This book is not at all like its description. Miranda Priestly hardly ever appears and Andy's husband's "big secret" is revealed in the 1st chapter.
As a huge fan of the Devil Wears Prada, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Until I started to read it.
This story was a huge disappointment. Andy is no longer the girl trying to find herself in the big city. Instead, she is whiny, self-centered, and very hard to relate to.
The story no longer is centered in the glamour of New York City. It is centered around Andy and her issues of marriage and mommy hood.
I couldn't even finish the book. Miranda and the Runway crew make a few appearances, but they do not have a huge role in this story. Maybe later on, but again I decided not to finish the book.
If you are looking for a typical chick-lit, this may be for you. I wanted to glamour of the city and the witty office politics that surrounded the original story. And unfortunately, did not find it in Revenge Wears Prada.