Revenge Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

images“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 – her 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.”

Revenge Wears Prada is the fabulous and hotly-anticipated follow-up to The Devil Wears Prada. It’s been ten years since Andy Sachs resigned from her post at Runway in spectacular fashion – screaming epithets at her boss in the middle of the most important business trip of the year. But she’s still not quite managed to shake the after-effects of working for the most terrifying boss ever – she’s still having dreams about her frantic life, she can still map out Miranda’s day with finite efficiency without even thinking about it, and she still knows exactly how her old job – and boss – made her feel.

Life has changed for Andy – but not completely. She’s the editor of a fabulous magazine, along with a familiar face – Emily, ex-enemy turned best friend who she bumped years ago by chance, at a cooking class, when Andy had hit a low point – her and Alex had split up, her best friend was moving away and her parents had just announced they were divorcing. When the pair put aside their differences, they realised what good friends – and business partners – they made, and launched their own magazine. Highly fashionable wedding magazine The Plunge changed Andy’s life, but not as much as meeting Max, The Plunge‘s primary investor and, many months later, Andy’s husband. Now, life is completely different. Andy has it all… including a mother-in-law Andy’s pretty sure hates her.

Despite a few pre-wedding hitches, Andy and Max are delighted when they realise that Andy’s pregnant. But things quickly divebomb when Elias-Clarke – the publishing firm that Miranda is chairman of – expresses a serious interest to purchase The Plunge. While Emily and Max are both delighted, Andy is set firmly against the idea. Working with Miranda again is the exact opposite of what she wants – especially when it quickly becomes clear that the pair will have nil creative control over their baby once they sign the papers. Heavily pregnant, and trying to avoid confrontation with Emily, Andy stalls the offer. But when it becomes clear that her best friend has vastly different plans regarding the acquisition, it sparks off a serious of events that changes Andy’s life forever… Again…

Lauren Weisberger must have been facing a lot of pressure when writing this novel – The Devil Wears Prada was so well-received by the public, it set a high standard for her to live up to. Luckily she absolutely hit it out of the park with Revenge Wears Prada – it’s a fabulous, page-turning read that also packs an emotional punch. I hope Lauren – who definitely isn’t afraid to make bold character decisions – is writing a follow-up book so we can finally watch her be happy with the love of her life – and see darling Clem all grown up!

Many thanks to HarperCollins for the review copy.

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