Friday, December 13, 2013

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
By Lauren Weisberger
Simon & Schuster, 2013. 381 pgs. Fiction

Lauren Weisberger's sequel may have the same characters but the flow of the story and the direction of the plot was not like The Devil Wears Prada. It actually made it more difficult for me to read because I couldn't connect to Andy like I did in the first one or even feel the situations she was put in with Miranda Priestly were at all plausible. It's too bad because the first book was so different and at the end I felt like Andy could really move on. This sequel puts her in the same, scared, unsure frame of mind as before.

In Revenge Wears Prada, Andy has a job running a magazine with her old co-worker. Her nemesis, Emily, has turned in to her best friend and their business is successful and they are in somewhat stable marriages. Their magazine is a bridal magazine and of course at some point, Miranda Priestly wants to buy it. The plot is weak as far as Miranda meeting the girls and pretending not to remember them and then the resulting encounters throughout. There is plenty of drama to add stress to Andy's life and it just wasn't deep enough to really have any story in the end.


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