Revenge Wears Prada

The Devil Returns

Weisberger, Lauren

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Revenge Wears Prada
A sequel to "The Devil Wears Prada" finds Andy Sachs and her partner, Emily, blossoming throughout eight years at the head of a wildly successful high fashion bridal magazine only to be haunted by memories of their former boss on the eve of Andy's wedding.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 1439136645
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 05, 2014
  • AfrikasGirl rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The book starts off solid, but the main premise (the devil returns) is drawn out far too long. The bulk of the book takes place over the course of 3 months or so, and it honestly seems we have to live every one of those days, and the monotony of Andy's fears.


Sep 02, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "After reading some amazing books this summer, this was just okay. Andy is back and has reinvented herself as a successful creator of a new magazine, but her old boss is trying to purchase the magazine, which will make Andy's life torturous."

May 17, 2014
  • RosaCanina rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have fond memories of reading The Devil Wears Prada, so I was eager to read this sequel. Sadly, it doesn't hold up, and the letdowns start with the misleading title. Miranda Priestly is really a bit player in this book; the story is much more about Andy and how she feels about her marriage, her unplanned pregnancy, her wedding magazine co-founded with erstwhile enemy Emily (and how did that happen, anyway? Wasn't she done with the high-end fashion magazine world at the end of The Devil Wears Prada?).

There was enough here to keep me reading, so that bumps the book into the ‘above-average’ category, but there was also a lot that bothered me. The book as a whole feels strangely shallow: Andy seems to have become firmly a part of the world she so detested ten years earlier, fully invested in high fashion, living the New York dream life (whose wedding actually gets written up in the New York Times, really?) in an enormous, expensive apartment, and while I could identify with some of her grievances, sometimes it all got rather much, particularly in light of her continually refusing to actually discuss them with the other people concerned. And the ending wraps things up a bit too simply and neatly for me.

May 04, 2014
  • Susaluda rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highly enjoyed reading this book! Probably not as good as The Devil Wears Prada but it was a fun read.

Mar 21, 2014
  • wmtlady rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Read this book because I saw the first as a movie; the plot is good but the writer's style is that of a screen writer--all action and dialogue; immature style. Did the author assume it would become a movie and save them the re-write??

Feb 22, 2014

I thought I would have enjoyed this book as much as the first one, but it was not to be. Just reading the first couple of chapters was enough. Shame really.

Feb 12, 2014

Had to abandon reading this sequel. The first few chapters were slow, boring, not very well written and didn't seem to be going anywhere. Characters not very likeable , not even the heroine. A wasted opportunity for a great sequel to Devil Wears Prada.

Feb 04, 2014
  • daysleeper236 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I expected the sequel to "The Devil Wears Prada" to be full of high drama, high fashion, high heels, and, of course, a larger-than-life Miranda Priestly. Majorly disappointed on all counts. The first 300 pages are boring, syrupy, sentimental, useless filler. This book did not deliver.

Jan 21, 2014

I kept waiting for the revenge plot to start and it never did. Feel as though the title is misleading. The book was fine but I agree that Andy is highly unlikable. Actually, all the characters are pretty unlikable.

Dec 07, 2013
  • JanetReinh rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Boring and the main characters were shallow. No real humor or plot.

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