Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

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by Lauren Weisberger
     
 

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With brand-new scenes, The New York Times bestseller and sequel you’ve been waiting for—the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Devil Wears Prada!

Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream

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With brand-new scenes, The New York Times bestseller and sequel you’ve been waiting for—the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Devil Wears Prada!

Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a high end bridal magazine, The Plunge, which has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro. Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...Featuring all new scenes with the villainess we love to hate (hate to love?), Miranda Priestly, Revenge Wears Prada in paperback is another publishing event!

Editorial Reviews

Associated Press Staff
“The book successfully sprinkles pop culture tidbits to keep up the breezy tone…for this summer, it’s a pleasant, entertaining read in a tabloid magazine sort of way.”
US Weekly
“A juicy drama.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
"An excellent page turner for summer vacation."
BookReporter.com
“The reader is pulled into the glitz and glamour reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and the movie on which it was based.”
Appeal-Democrat
"Oh, my, there's a lot going on in "Revenge Wears Prada." And you're going to love every single page of it."
SheKnows.com
“The devil is back and better than ever.”
OKmagazine.com
“Seems like a must-have beach read for us!”
Depatures
"Miranda Priestly returns, more delightfully terrifying than ever, in this delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada."
Newport Beach Independent
"Another fun romp, just in time to break out the pool-side lounge chairs.”
Publishers Weekly
Nearly a decade after The Devil Wears Prada, Weisberger revisits her heroine Andy Sachs—former assistant to the vicious Miranda Priestly of Runway magazine. Now the editor of her own wildly successful bridal magazine, Andy is about to marry media mogul Max Harrison. Although all seems to be going well, a series of events catapult Andy back to her self-conscious Runway days. Her image-obsessed mother-in-law (whose over the top snobbery makes her nearly indistinguishable from Miranda) thinks Andy isn't good enough for Max, and her business partner Emily wants to sell their magazine to Elias-Clark, the publisher of Runway, which would make Andy once again a servant to Miranda. Weisberger adds many plot elements that put Andy and her lifetyle in jeopardy—and while the resolutions won't shock—Andy's character is what drives the book, after all- this sequel is a fun summer read. (June)
BookPage
Praise for LAST NIGHT AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT

"Weisberger gets the star-making machine right, and the little details that make up the essence of the couple's relationship feel poignant and true."(People)

"Her fourth novel provides the same kind of authentic peek into a rarified sub-culture that Prada did...an accurate, revealing and yes, occasionally chilling depiction of the celebrity journalism-industrial complex...[and] as fervently flappable as a gossip magazine."(USA TODAY)

"A good antidote to summer TVit's a haunting look at what might happen if your life became a reality show but you never signed off on the cameras."(Entertainment Weekly)

"Learn about the dark side of the limelight in this latest novel from The Devil Wears Prada chick-lit maestro Lauren Weisberger"(Star)

"Incisive...an absorbing, thoroughly entertaining read."(Booklist)

"Weisberger has insightful takes about the price of success in our celebrity-obsessed culture."(Publishers) Weekly

"The perfect end-of-summer romp."

Daily News
Praise for CHASING HARRY WINSTON

"Rivals The Devil Wears Prada for chick-lit perfection."(The Baltimore Sun)

"Weisberger has a genial writing style."(Chicago Sun-Times)

"A jewel."(Newsday)

"A younger Sex and the City."(USA Today)

"Another glitzy Manhattan romp."(People)

"Witty, clever, and fun."(Publishers Weekly)

"The pages practically turn themselves."

The Times of London
Praise for EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING

"Don't miss this spirited novel."(Marie Claire)

"A 'no, she didn't!' ending that makes Everyone Worth Knowing worth reading." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

"An amusing tour of Manhattan after dark."(Daily News)

"Deliciously entertaining."(Life Magazine)

"Weisberger's fans...are sure to enjoy the dishy details."(Booklist)

"Pure joy from the hilarious first page to the very satisfying ending."(Romantic Times)

"Remarkably goodWeisberger is a natural."

The Sacramento Bee
PRAISE FOR THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

"A comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of chick-lit."(Publishers Weekly)

"A funny, biting, low-cal treat."(Daily News)

"Devilish delight...[A] deliciously spiteful tale."(Detroit Free Press)

"This season's must-have accessory."(Rocky Mountain News)

"Summer escapism at its most delicious."(The Hartford Courant)

"Pure gossipy pleasure. The Devil Wears Prada is a juicy dish."(Chicago Sun-Times)

"Sassy, stylish, and well written."(The Bookseller)

"A glamorous gossip novel that's both hilarious and heartening."

From the Publisher
Praise for LAST NIGHT AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT

"Weisberger gets the star-making machine right, and the little details that make up the essence of the couple's relationship feel poignant and true."—(People)

"Her fourth novel provides the same kind of authentic peek into a rarified sub-culture that Prada did...an accurate, revealing and yes, occasionally chilling depiction of the celebrity journalism-industrial complex...[and] as fervently flappable as a gossip magazine."—(USA TODAY)

"A good antidote to summer TV—it's a haunting look at what might happen if your life became a reality show but you never signed off on the cameras."—(Entertainment Weekly)

"Learn about the dark side of the limelight in this latest novel from The Devil Wears Prada chick-lit maestro Lauren Weisberger"—(Star)

"Incisive...an absorbing, thoroughly entertaining read."—(Booklist)

"Weisberger has insightful takes about the price of success in our celebrity-obsessed culture."—(Publishers) Weekly

"The perfect end-of-summer romp."—

Praise for CHASING HARRY WINSTON

"Rivals The Devil Wears Prada for chick-lit perfection."—(The Baltimore Sun)

"Weisberger has a genial writing style."—(Chicago Sun-Times)

"A jewel."—(Newsday)

"A younger Sex and the City."—(USA Today)

"Another glitzy Manhattan romp."—(People)

"Witty, clever, and fun."—(Publishers Weekly)

"The pages practically turn themselves."—

Praise for EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING

"Don't miss this spirited novel."—(Marie Claire)

"A 'no, she didn't!' ending that makes Everyone Worth Knowing worth reading." —(The Philadelphia Inquirer)

"An amusing tour of Manhattan after dark."—(Daily News)

"Deliciously entertaining."—(Life Magazine)

"Weisberger's fans...are sure to enjoy the dishy details."—(Booklist)

"Pure joy from the hilarious first page to the very satisfying ending."—(Romantic Times)

"Remarkably good—Weisberger is a natural."—

PRAISE FOR THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

"A comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of chick-lit."—(Publishers Weekly)

"A funny, biting, low-cal treat."—(Daily News)

"Devilish delight...[A] deliciously spiteful tale."—(Detroit Free Press)

"This season's must-have accessory."—(Rocky Mountain News)

"Summer escapism at its most delicious."—(The Hartford Courant)

"Pure gossipy pleasure. The Devil Wears Prada is a juicy dish."—(Chicago Sun-Times)

"Sassy, stylish, and well written."—(The Bookseller)

"A glamorous gossip novel that's both hilarious and heartening."—

Kirkus Reviews
Weisberger's sequel to The Devil Wears Prada, a 2003 best-seller inspired by the author's time working for Anna Wintour at Vogue. It's been 10 years and Andy Sachs is still haunted by the memory of evil Miranda Priestly, her former boss at women's fashion bible Runway. No longer Miranda's lackey, Andy is now a successful writer and founder of a glossy wedding magazine called The Plunge. Andy's former co-worker at Runway, Emily, once an enemy, is now her best friend and business partner. And Alex, Andy's longtime boyfriend and first love, is with a new woman. As the book opens, Andy marries Max, investor in The Plunge and a great-guy-from-a-wealthy-family (whose mother briefly attempts to sabotage the nuptials). When Miranda finally resurfaces, wanting to acquire The Plunge, Andy must decide if she can compromise dignity for money. The plot doesn't heat up until the final third, when infidelity, backstabbing, betrayal and corporate shenanigans converge. By then there's a cute baby, too. As for Miranda: Be warned, she's in few scenes and not exactly the monster of hellion proportions fans remember. This is Andy's story--a story at times all over the place, with some questionable turns in logic, but with a happy, somewhat unexpected ending. The Devil is back…sort of. Not as fast-paced or exciting as the original, but diehard Prada fans will want to check it out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439136645
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
127,797
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Chasing Harry Winston were all New York Times bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Visit LaurenWeisberger.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1977
Place of Birth:
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in English, Cornell University, 1999

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Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
irishclaireKG More than 1 year ago
Dishy But Little Else. As other reviewers have noted, it is unclear where revenge actually comes into play here, unless it is with Miranda's actions/desires in regard to Andy and her business, and if you are looking for lots of Miranda: you will be disappointed. Her shadow and Andy's fear of her overshadow almost everything here, but we only see Miranda in the flesh a few times and very briefly. That being said, this is an easy, quick read that does not really require a reread of the first novel. It is once again full of name and label dropping; it chastises and satirizes New York's uber-wealthy and shallow. Andy is still generally good hearted but also still infuriatingly gullible and quick to follow along with others' lives/lifestyles. What I also found distracting here is that the books seems to take on way too much for a quick 250+ page novel: there's family drama, romantic drama, work drama, friend drama all overlapping in repeated details we don't often need. About halfway through, with a major event in Andy's life (one I'm still not sure the book really needs) the book's second half almost takes a different tone and we start getting long descriptions of "stuff" that once again, I'm not sure we need. It doesn't take away the readability, but I did find the action beginning to drag halfway through: some editing might have been in order. However, this is another good choice to throw in a tote bag and read for a breezy summer offering and since the film of the first book is now so iconic it is nearly impossible not to picture Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway as these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where Is The Revenge?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is easily the worst one by Lauren Weisberger. The voice switches back and forth between the first person and third person, she changed the name of one of Andy's nephews (from Isaac to Jake or Jonah, I'm not sure which nephew is the oldest) and maybe Christian Collingsworth (I think?), and she promptly distances Andy from everyone she was close to in the first book. I know people change as they get older, but in this case, it comes across as laziness on Ms. Weisberger's part. Also, the Miranda in this book is the book version of Miranda in the movie (I actually read one of Miranda's list of demands in Meryl Streep's voice, thanks to the author's inclusion of "that's all" to conclude the diatribe). Andy is no less selfish and immature than she was in "The Devil Wears Prada," and she is more unsympathetic and melodramatic than she previously was. I agree that a main character should be flawed, but for as little as I sympathized with Andy in the first book, I couldn't stand her in this one. I would not recommend this book to be anyone's first Lauren Weisberger novel. If you loved the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy and/or you never miss an episode of "Grey's Anatomy" and you belong to a "book club" where you spend more time complaining about your husband and your children, you'll love this book. If you're stuck in the house on a stormy day and nothing sounds good to read, this is a good time-killer, but only if you're the type of person who hates to not finish a book. Also, if you can't figure out what's wrong with Andy before she does, life is going to be pretty tough for you. I re-read "The Devil Wears Prada" before starting this one, and realized that it had none of the magic, charm, or wit that the movie has. Please do yourself a favor and save the money you were going to spend on this book (and that's coming from someone who has read every book written by Ms. Weisberger).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book, I had an overwhelming desire to beat Andy with a stillleto. Not something you want to feel towards the herione of the novel! She came across whiney, annoying, critical, and all around unpleasant. Written well but I felt Andy was just plain stupid in her thinking and behavior. I kept reading the book hoping it would get better without avail. I enjoyed the first novel and the movie version but was disappointed in this book. Save your money and read the book "Gone Girl" if you haven't already. A much superior book.
Crazylolo More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get past page 60. Maybe it does get better but for Me it did NOT have the same "Magic" as the first one did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andy is the main character but I expected more Miranda. I expected a vengeful plot. It was good but not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title of this book is misleading and deceiving, first af all because there is no revenge WHATSOEVER and also the Devil (Miranda Priestly) doesn't even feature in the book except for two or three scenes. Overall, the book was incredibly boring, not at all interesting, and the writing was just simple and shallow. Miranda Priestly doesn't even make a substantial appearance until page 300 or so. The rest is just a pathetic account of Andy's life, which, let's face it, is dull and forgettable. I found the characters very unliikable (except for Emily, who occasionally made me laugh), especially Andy herself and her horrible, super gay husband. Altogether, I think the novel is absolute crap and it's just an attempt to make more money, 'cause let's face it, people are gonna buy this book and watch the movie, since The Devil Wears Prada was such a hit. This was just awful, worst sequel ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The other reviews are a bit harsh, if you looking for a great summer read then give this book a whirl, you won't be dissapointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading The Devil Wears Prada, I also enjoyed Everyone Worth Knowing, and eagerly awaited Revenge Wears Prada. I'm so sorry to say that I was awfully disappointed! For about the first 50 pages, I found myself confused about who the characters were - then I found the resolution to be very improbable. Andy has grown up enough to realize that losing your job isn't always the worst thing "they" can do to you, but overall she comes out waaayyy too soft. I wondered where Ahn-dre-ah was hiding! As others have said, Miranda barely makes an appearance in this book - so if you're looking for more of the impossible demands and rude, I'm-the-only-person-in-the-world-who-matters attitude and Ahn-dre-ah's grudging head-over-heels attempts to please her, go back & reread Devil Wears Prada. You won't find ANY of that in this book. Not only does it seem that Ahn-dre-ah, who now is never called anything but Andy, is a different person, but this almost reads like a different author wrote it! Oh! yes, if they make a movie out of this one? Wait for it to come out on Redbox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it but there was not really any revenge & needed more Miranda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agreed with other postings...where is the revenge? And what happened to Andrea? In the original novel, I could sympathize with Andy. Here, I just wanted to punch her for being so stupid and forgetting everything she learned in the first book. She merely became a clone of Miranda in this book! I was truly looking forward to this book, which angers me because I even pre-ordered this one. It really is a shame, because every single book Ms. Weisberger has written after her original success has been a bigger let down than the one before. Even 'Chasing Harry Winston' was better than this book, and I only read three chapters of that one! Too bad, because written correctly, this could have been another international bestseller for Ms. Weisberger. Huge disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I am a huge fan of Devil Wear Prada, and was midly excited about a sequel because Sequels are rarely ever as good as the first book. Case in point: Revenge Wears Prada; If you want to read 300+ pages of Andy Sachs whining & screwing up her perfect life over the  her "fear" of Miranda Priestly, then by all means read the book. This book was very torturous to read. All her internal conflicts made me want to stop reading and wish Andy Sachs went to a shrink.   The ending? don't even get me started on how disappointed I was. Seriously save your money, don't read it. Rather go rent the September Issue or read Grace Coddington's novel truly gives you a whole new perspective on the author's "difficult" time there. I am now team Vogue here.  What a waste of time.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure, I did not read the first book, I only saw the movie and found it entertaining.  I saw the author interviewed and thought the concept of revisiting characters 10 years later would be interesting.  The first hundred or so pages were clearly written to be translated to a movie sequel (hey, why not?)...however, in the following 150 pages, nothing happens...it is borderline bizarre in terms of where the story goes.  As for Miranda, she is barely in it and I am still unclear as to what the revenge is.  Then, in a matter of 10 pages all story lines come to a head, the book jumps forward a year and ends...all very strange.  I could see Hollywood taking it trying to make a go of it as a film, there is an outline there, they would just need to be a major re-write or it would only be a 15 minute film.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should never been written. There is no true 'revenge' as the title suggests. It is silly, frivolous, and far-fetched. The author should have stopped at Prada. Don't waste your time - find a book that has purpose instead of only to indulge the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Revenge is not discernible, especially for a book that has "revenge" in the title.. The character development is shallow and the plot line did not keep my interest. If you want light summer reading, this book is not the one to chose. Try Weisberger's earlier work, but take a pass on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly, not nearly as good as the original. I had to force myself to keep reading. Miranda Priestly and Runway was a subplot. In my opinion the title was misleading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was quite disappointing. The book started strong and ran out of gas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so un-original and not funny. Such a disappointment and waste of time. It is so obvious Weisberger wrote this trying to get another movie deal. Not even worth it as a beach read...all over the place, no sense of a clear story line or effort on the authors part to engage the reader. Don't waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was completely annoyed at how boring this book was. I had high hopes. Very high hopes that this would be a good book. The first one is one of my favorites and I've kept my copy. This one, Revenge.., I can't even fully express at how disappointed I was reading this. It's just BORING. Annoying. Uninteresting. The most annoying character is the main one--Andy. There were scenes that should've been cut short or deleted altogether. Conversations that just went on and on that didn't really need to. Andy's inner battles are very telling of a woman who can't get a grip of life especially when it's something unexpected. I echo some of the sentiments in the other reviews. I can't believe the same person wrote this and the first one. I was so bored and nnoyed by this one that I just skimmed the second half of the book just to finish the damn thing and I wanted to hurl it across the room after. What a waste. I wish I could get my money back for this. I thought 50 Shades was the worst book I ever read but at least that was a little interesting. This, however, was just blah. I tossed my copy in the donation pile.
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Nothing like the original. Just, terrible.
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