This is the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Let me tell you straight up. It ain’t any good. BAM. Big shock. Why? Let’s grab a cup of tea and we’ll have a little chat, darling. Spoilers up ahead.
Andy seems to have lost 20 IQ points
She was the educated, young and intelligent girl in the first book. In this sequel, she still is a successful editor and owner of a wedding magazine but the way she thinks seem to be a little dumbed down. Or did I forget what she was really like in the first book? Hmmm…
It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere
Where is it trying to go? I reach page 152 of 214 and I’m asking myself what exactly is this book trying to tell me? Is it about the baby? Is it about Elias-Clark/Miranda Priestly buying out their magazine? The last book circulates around how Andy slaves for this crazy insane bitch that makes her life a living hell. More than three quarters into the book, all Miranda has done is appear in Andy’s dream, have her assistant call The Plunge, met with Andy and Emily about acquiring The Plunge, flirted with Nadal, turning up to parties and sending a congratulatory card to Andy on the baby. She isn’t there physically to stress Andy out and Andy has the upper hand in the whole situation because she owns something they want. The first quarter of the book is about how sick Andy’s been feeling, not knowing that she was preggers. Reading the detailed feeling of her feeling sick made ME feel sick. At the end of the book, she’s pretty much back to the end of the first book, just with more money, a baby on her hip and Alex begging for a second chance. It didn’t get anywhere!
It feels like a Shopaholic series
Andy seems a lot more like Rebecca Bloomwood, the character out of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella! I know they are of the same genre, but I used to root for Andy a lot more than I did Rebecca because Andy’s character had more… substance.
Why bring up the potential cheating story of the husband?
So she has a mother-in-law from hell. Well, a bit better from hell but pretty close. Mother-in-law from hell writes a letter to her son asking him not to marry Andy suggesting that he still has a connection with his first love which he’s met during his bachelor party. So did he cheat or didn’t he? So he denies it. Andy is very much affected by it. And then that story did nothing and was not explored. It did nothing to change their relationship, it just started her suspicions about her husband but that faded quickly.