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And if Revenge is supposed to refer to Miranda, then that doesn't make sense because she has zero desire for revenge. She doesn't even remember Andy or Emily. She wants to acquire their magazine-- this isn't based on some ten-year vendetta or plot to get back at them. What the heck does "revenge" refer to? Next the plot. It doesn't make sense either. Andy is so damn irrational and unsympathetic that I just want to scream at her. Where is the intelligent, down-to-Earth Ivy league grad with her head on her shoulders?
The morning of her wedding, she finds a super cliche note from her future mother-in-law about how she doesn't want her son to marry her and she never realized that BEFORE the morning of the wedding?? This causes her to doubt the whole wedding, immediately consider divorce after she says "I do," and seemingly forget the fact that she spent the past three years knowing and loving this guy. Nope, all that goes away as she has the overreaction of a lifetime and assumes her marriage and life are over.
Of course, she doesn't talk to him about this-- that would be way too rational. Her communication skills are worse than that of a 14 year old girl in her first relationship. She lets all the anger pent up inside her, leaving her new husband confused and hurt. Then all of a sudden she seems to forget about all this.
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It'd make sense if there was a dramatic encounter with the ex-girlfriend, but no, it kind of just goes away. Alright then. Meanwhile, she's still harboring this obsessive crush on her college boyfriend who she hasn't heard from in ten years. Also weirdly, she encourages a girl in her mommy-group to cheat on her boyfriend. Uh, what? How is this in character at ALL? You'd think she'd have learned something from the whole Christian debacle, but nope. In another extremely bizarre writing decision, Miranda Priestly is in this book for a total of, like, three scenes.
There is no crazy Miranda behavior or big blowup between her and her former assistants. Miranda is bitchy as always, but that's about it. There's no snarky one-liners. There's no outrageous behavior or absurd demands. She's kind of just there. She actually spends two of these scenes being uncharacteristically polite and charming. Andy has been weirdly obsessing over her experience at Runway for TEN years. She has nightmares about Miranda, she feels ill at the thought of being in the same building as her.
But there is no climax. She had seemingly no reason to be so worked up. Miranda is as muted of a character as they come. The whole point is that she's an outrageous, hilarious monster, but there is none of that. She's just a busy, kind of self-centered person. Ugh, I'm just going to end this before I remember something else and get even more upset.
I was looking so forward to this book. Darn you, Lauren Weisberger. I am beyond displeased. What is with the multiple instances of Andy being outraged at her husband stifling on her attempts to be an independent, feminist woman-who-don't-need-no-man, only to say both times that she's secretly pleased at his reaction? Ugh, okay, I'm done now.
View all 7 comments. Jun 07, anna rated it did not like it Shelves: ugh-why-did-i-waste-my-time. She was young, just out of college, idealistic with big dreams and working this glamorous job that was going to put her on the map - except her boss is the worst and the reality kind of sucks. I could empathize with Andy and wonder 'if I were in her shoes, could I do it?
Could I stand to work for Miranda - and could I not get fired? I hated Andy.
I found her whiny, self-absorbed and overly sensitive about everything. She basically spends the entire book creating drama for herself her reaction after the big fight at the end is justifiable, but the fight never would have happened if she hadn't been so ridiculous throughout the book first , and she wasn't even actually dealing with Miranda.
Not really. She's dealing with the possibility of Miranda coming back into her life, and it's too much for her, even though her job's going great and her rich husband is loving and wonderful and her family is so supportive. Nope, any mention of the she-beast and Andy's world falls to pieces.
And I'm sorry, but if she's still having PTSD reactions to Miranda after 10 years, she needs to get herself into some therapy. We get it. Miranda was a terror and she made your life hell for one year, but move on and get over yourself. Apparently the hundreds of Miranda's ex-assistants have managed. Why is Andy so special that she just can't deal? And a few spoilers from here. I mean, I cared what had happened to Lily and Alex, but I think the info could have been revealed in a way that actually moved the story along at the same time.
Other things that irritated me: Emily suddenly being her bestie, her daughter's name Clementine, really? Oh, the ending. Andy basically gets what everyone told her she'd get anyway time with baby, time to write and freelance, plenty of money from the sale. Which is what she insisted she didn't want for most of the book. Elias Clark wants to buy her magazine. Andy has reservations but decides to sell because she's confident she's now able to stand against Miranda. It's been 10 years and she's not going to put up with Miranda's bullshit anymore. She and Miranda have their clashes, but for the most part Andy's magazine stays hers.
Horrified, she makes the choice to leave her mag behind so she can be a better person to her loved ones. View all 16 comments. Jun 12, Alice Raine rated it did not like it. The storyline was horribly off course and the direction Weisberger chose to take these characters were completely displaced.
The author did a hasty and watered down job with this sequel, not to mention, the characters were boring and lacked depth. The author clearly attempted no effort in character building this time around and the book read similar to that of a summary as opposed to a true novel.
In addition, Weisberger was inconsistent with her writing format considering that she did not conti The storyline was horribly off course and the direction Weisberger chose to take these characters were completely displaced. In addition, Weisberger was inconsistent with her writing format considering that she did not continue her 1st person narrative in the second book. She had turned the protagonist into another typical American tragedy and another statistic. This is quite a waste of time to read. The ideal storyline would have been to have Andy working at The New Yorker as a successful writer of which she has the recommendation of Miranda to thank for, despite her telling Miranda off in Paris.
Weisberger should have shocked the audience and made Miranda's character impressed with Andy's outburst and reaction. It would have made a more interesting story if Miranda had been pleased with her decision to leave Runway magazine. Then she could have written for Andy to have not spoken to Miranda for years. Next would be Andy being offered a leading editorial position, an immediate competing fashion magazine to Runway——thus being forced to face Miranda head on and compete with her ex-boss devil.
They should have also brought Alex back as an accomplished CEO of a large and successful non-profit firm but engaged to be married. The story could revolve around a love triangle between Christian, Andy, and Alex as well as his doubts of marriage after reuniting with Andy. THEN, of course the story would end in Miranda retiring or leaving her editorial position, but shocking the audience by suggesting to have Andy step in her place, which of course Andy accepts, marries Alex and has his children. Unfortunately, this AMAZING plot you just read does not happen in the book and you will find yourself immensely disappointed at what is actually going to unfold.
The book was based on changes after 10 years, however, this is not realistic to the Fashion world as this industry booms, evolves, and transitions so quickly that 10 years was much too long and unnecessary. The book just displayed a bunch of lost hope and the dying "American Dream", which NO American enjoys. If any American enjoyed reading about how their dreams don't actually come true, then they wouldn't be reading a novel View all 6 comments. Jul 11, Erin Bury rated it really liked it. While everyone on GoodReads seems to hate the sequel, I thought it was an entertaining summer read.
The most frustrating part was how upset by her husband's omission about his bachelor party would she really divorce him over that? Even when she was being sweet as sugar she was clearly the same evil witch underneath, just this time trying to get something she wanted. View all 5 comments. Jun 24, Luke Cameron rated it did not like it. What a load of dribble. What the hell was this?
When I saw a copy of this in my local bookstore I almost knocked down 2 children and a women to grab a copy! I immediately rushed home and opened the first chapter waiting in anticipation at what horrors Miranda Priestly could possibly put Andy through. Having myself worked in a similar position to Andy I found the original book The Devil Wears Prada very insightful to read. But this Lauren, if you ever get to read this my advice. Don't write anymore.
If you fancy picking up a copy because, what, you happen to love the Devil wears Prada, don't. The story was washy to say the least, Miranda appeared what in 5 pages and the whole book was about how Andy had clearly lost all her drive as a business woman and passionate writer and became obsessed with being short-sighted and practically stupid. I don't care for her baby to be quite frank, I don't care that she has the perfect life and squanders it away.
What I care is that she made the Devil Wears Prada a mockery. That's all. View all 4 comments. Jun 09, Chelsey rated it it was ok. This did not meet my expectations at all. The title had me conjuring images of the evil Miranda, going out of her way to wreak havoc on Andy's life. But, Miranda played a rather minor role in the book.
What I didn't like: 1 Andy and Emily becoming great friends so much so that they start a magazine together? I found myself skimming parts of it. I don't know. There were a few redeeming scenes, but for the most part, I feel really disappointed with this book. It was interesting noting where each of the characters ended up, but meh. View 2 comments. Jun 26, Liz Murray rated it did not like it Shelves: a-z. Just, so, unbelievably bad. You really shouldn't write a book unless you have a story to tell.
The narrative just kind of stumbles around hopelessly between little vignettes she thought would be glamourous or dramatic. And I'm all for an anti-hero but I want to punch Andrea Sachs right in her doesn't-realise-she's-gorgeous, pseudo-righteous, spoilt, selfish, miserable face. I mean, she's crazy rich and beautiful and successful and talented and spends all her time at the Hamptons or with celebrit Just, so, unbelievably bad. I mean, she's crazy rich and beautiful and successful and talented and spends all her time at the Hamptons or with celebrities and wears designer clothes but she is just, like, SO down-to-earth and SO disaffected and SO much better than everyone else ever.
View 1 comment. Jun 06, Autumn rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was so disappointed in this book. I thought by the Title that Miranda was going to unleash her fury on Andy for quitting her instead of her being fired. I guess i should have read the synopsis However, I kept wondering if i got the Devil wears Prada mixed up with the heroine in Everyone worth knowing but then it didn't matter because i liked them both and thought them to be interchangeable.
I wanted to punch her in the face. She says that Max is her best friend but then one note has her doubting him and the marriage I really liked Max.. She was ready to divorce him for "cheating" but later encourages a woman in her mommy and me group to cheat. Then she has an encounter with Alex her old boyfriend and doesn't mention it at all to Max. So that soap box that Andy has been standing on collapsed. I still don't.. Basically the whole book is Andy looking for a reason to divorce Max and justify her passiveness on how horribly she was treated by Miranda even though she was not so stressed out to use her name to get ahead a few times I felt bad for Max.
Max was my favorite character and Andy was a bitch and I hated her. I almost DNF it but i have the rule to read what i start. View all 9 comments. Jun 17, Ali rated it did not like it Shelves: fiction. I checked the front several times because I simply could not believe that Weisberger wrote this.
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It read more like a year-old girl decided to write fanfiction based on the original novel. The first book was certainly not the Great American Novel, but it was fun, silly, both ridiculous and relatable at the same time, and the characters were entertaining. The characters seemed to both devolve and evolve, which is very normal for people fresh out of college, I think.
But What the hell was this? But this? I don't even know what this was. Andy was an idiot who clearly didn't learn her lessons from the first book and completely ditched her dreams and principles to delve into the world of couture and glamour once again. Um, ok. Good luck with this one, Alex.
The word "sloppy" kept popping up in my mind.
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Everything about this book is sloppy. It just seemed so haphazardly put together in a clear effort to make money. Max confused me. Was he evil? Was he not? Throughout the book I thought: 1. You are sick?? Poor BABY! Get in bed! I am going to take care of you! Or was he just a GP who happened to have the equipment needed to do a pelvic examination?
Again, odd. Neither was staying in the room while your friend smoked even though you knew you should have left. Sorry Unborn Baby! The whole catalyst for Andy's anxiety was finding the letter before her wedding, which had exactly zero to due with the rest of the plot. I get that Weisberger needed something to kick off the Drama, but this was simply not the way to go. And why the constant references to Andy being naked? This book was not about Miranda getting revenge. This book was about Andy once again being lured to the glamorous lifestyle and realizing it is completely out of her world.
When did Andy become obsessed with getting up at 6am and going to the gym everyday? Sidenote: Any year-old woman who believes that she is in love after three days of good sex is a freaking moron. Bottom line, this book was awful. The characters, the plot, the dialogue, the writing was awful. This certainly failed on every level. Catherine is a Duchess. Not a Princess. Big difference. I am happy to get into a full discussion of why "Princess Catherine" is her incorrect title. Get it right, editing team.
View all 8 comments. Aug 25, Kristin Strong rated it it was ok. Two stars for some witty bits. It deserves one for everything else. The protagonist has become an idiot. Despite the husband's obvious l Two stars for some witty bits. Despite the husband's obvious love for her, and the fact that he shows NO signs of sharing his mother's classist views, Andy has to go totally outer limits and hold her wonderful man at arm's length to the point where she doesn't want to tell him she's pregnant -- though Mr.
Wonderful has been going on about marriage and children since their first date. This does not enhance or advance the plot; it just makes me think our heroine is an emotional midget. Sloppy, sloppy writing and crappy editing. Example: Andy and Mr. Wonderful meet at a business dinner, which Mr. W spends conversing with a cleavage to his left. The author should have done it, or if she didn't her editor should have made her do it, so I didn't have to. Luxe porn my new coinage -- sorta like food porn, but with designer names should NEVER substitute for character development or plot advancement.
This needs to stop.
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Tell me why the main character has turned into such an emotional basket case instead, for starters. Save paper. Lousy usage. Andy at one point "kneads" her hands. First of all, I assume this means the same thing as wringing one's hands. Second, if you can knead your hands while you're holding a cell phone, congratulations. I can't. Wonderful's brow "kneads". There's more, but it puts me in a bad mood to write about it so I'll stop here. Do not waste your time on this. You will never get that time back. View all 3 comments. Jun 27, Ellis Cardwell rated it did not like it.
I loved DWP and counted down to the release of this for months. I was so excited and began reading it last night. I've just finished it and I am so disappointed. The title is completely misleading, as I never read anything about Miranda Priestly getting revenge or the girls getting revenge on Miranda correct me of I'm wrong. I grew tired of Andy's unnecessary complaining about how MP ruined their lives its been 10 years, move on. Andy is a character who I neither like nor disliked, I was simp I loved DWP and counted down to the release of this for months.
Andy is a character who I neither like nor disliked, I was simply disinterested in her. She's a completely different character than in DWP, and is now quite boring and weak, and never funny. The story was difficult to follow with random flash backs and massive parts of the story missing such as the birth of her daughter and the divorce.
And my biggest complaint of all is the name she chose for her daughter, I felt ill everyone I read about her. There were some opportunities to develop the story further, such as Andy's relationship with her mother in law. I am usually a fan of chick lit, even if it just a novel that contains no real substance and is just entertaining, but this novel was just bad. However, it helped me to pass a few hours on this rainy afternoon. I wouldn't recommend this book at all. Jul 10, Wendy Felton rated it did not like it. I stayed up most of the night reading this.
That's not because the book was so compelling, but because I was waiting--fruitlessly! The title would be completely misleading, except that eventually a very minor character, so minor she has no actual dialogue, is cited as having a Prada backpack customized with puffy paint. Among the failings of this book: --Andrea Sachs has become everything she hated in the first book.
That "surprise" that happens a few chapters in? Not remotely surprising to anyone over the age of Anyway, even if revenge could wear clothes, there's no way Andy would know who'd designed them, because she spends the entire book staring at her own navel.
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Jun 28, Emmanuelle rated it did not like it. Well, that was a loss of time. I thought it was fun Revenge Wears Prada is false representation. You see Miranda a mere 3 times, not even 3 full chapters. And she doesn't really take her revenge It has nothing to do with it. I also want to mention that this book is a page of nothing. Nothing happens. It's boring. Boring boring boring. The characters in the book don't even Well, that was a loss of time.
The characters in the book don't even hold their previous anything. It's like they are teenagers instead of aging 10 years. This "book" was obviously written to ride the wave of Devil again, because the "author" obviously cannot write a decent book. She needed more money from her sole "decent" book. Do not buy this book, do not borrow this book, do not waste your time with this book. I think the "author" just has a fantasies of a prestigious lifestyle she will never ever be able to get her hands on. Have I mentioned that nothing happens for pages and that it's a total waste of time? Oh and I predicted the ending the second I opened the book Seriously, this isn't worth you time.
It sure as hell wasn't worth mine. Oh and Miranda isn't even really her Miranda self. Did I convince you this book isn't worth it yet? There is nothing more to say. There's a lot of fun to be had in this book but it needs another round of editing and also some better writing. The title makes absolutely no sense. The plot is just Nothing happens, then something happens, then nothing happens, then something happens.
Name brand this, lavish description of that. Andy is a completely different character from Devil Wears Prada. It's like she's had a lobotomy. Emily is still wonderful. Andy's motivatio "Summer beach read," or "delightful romp," whatever. At several points, I just wanted to slap her and say, "Grow the fuck up. So much goes wrong in this book. But I don't regret reading it. I had fun! I laughed a lot. It's nowhere near as good as Devil Wears Prada, though, a book I truly enjoyed. Jun 18, Rochelle rated it it was ok.
The Devil Wears Prada was by no means a literary masterpiece, but at least it was entertaining. The same cannot be said of this book. I kept waiting for Miranda to make an appearance as she was the best part about the book and the movie. But she doesn't even appear until about half-way through the book, and even then she's a minor character at best. Instead we're subjected to listening to the protagonist Andie whine about anything and everything even while we're informed that she's getting marri The Devil Wears Prada was by no means a literary masterpiece, but at least it was entertaining.
Instead we're subjected to listening to the protagonist Andie whine about anything and everything even while we're informed that she's getting married to Mr. Perfect, has a great career and is about to be a new mom.
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The only reason I kept reading was for the payoff hinted at by the title, but it was all a big tease. Jul 07, Britany rated it it was ok Recommended to Britany by: Heather. Shelves: audiobook. Andy finds herself in a new relationship and running her own bridal magazine "The Plunge" with frenemy Emily yes, the same one from Runway.