Sunday, August 18, 2013

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger

She’s Baaaaaack!

Reviewed by Mel Hearse

      I’m a fan of Weisberger’s work—Last Night at the Chateau Marmont is my personal favourite, and while her latest, the hotly anticipated sequel to the best selling Devil Wears Prada, fails to knock it off the number one perch for me, it’s certainly a great read.  
      Following on from the original Devil, Revenge Wears Prada sees Andy at the newly turned age of thirty, now an incredibly successful magazine editor, and working closely with her best friend Emily, another Runway survivor (yes, THAT Emily). She’s about to be married and has been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy’s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly isn’t the kind of woman who hides in the background.
      In the words of the book’s blurb—Miranda’s baaaaack...and more devilish than ever.
      If I have a complaint about the sequel, it’s that there wasn’t much of the Devil herself, and where she did appear there was a slight feeling that it was really a tack on moment, included simply for continuity or a sense of obligation to the franchise. The strength of the book is Andy.        Her story line is interesting enough to class this book as a masterpiece in its genre (Hey, literature it ain’t, but as a good chick-lit novel it excels.)
      Overall, the book is a great read, any issues are no more than niggles.  The book is aspirational, glossy and all the basic things you want in a good beach read.  
       I give it three stars for execution, four stars for delivering the fun factor.

Our review copy of Revenge Wears Prada thanks to the stylish people at HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Australia

BOOK BLURB
Everything′s in place for the season′s hottest launch:
Tall latte (with two raw sugars)? Check.
Gucci trench (draped over desk)? Check.
Outrageous, unreasonable demands? Check.
Andy has just turned thirty and is an incredibly successful magazine editor, working closely with her best friend Emily, another Runway survivor. She′s about to get married - life′s on track and she's been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy′s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly isn′t the kind of woman who hides in the background.
She′s back... and more devilish than ever.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Release Dates:            Australia and New Zealand: June 2013
Purchasing details:      Click here
Author’s Website:        LAUREN WEISBERGER
Sample Read:             Click here

THE AUTHOR
      Lauren Weisberger is the author of the mega success The Devil Wears Prada. It is almost autobiographic, since Lauren did start her career as an assistant to Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. She then moved to Departures magazine where she began writing both for the magazine and in writing classes by night. She debuted with The Devil Wears Prada, which exists in more than 4 million copies and became the Golden Globe award winning motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
      With her second book, Everyone Worth Knowing Lauren Weisberger proved that she was not just a one hit wonder, with more than a million copies in print to prove it. .
Lauren Weisberger is now married to Mike Cohen who is also a writer.