Review: #FashionVictim

#FashionVictim: A Novel#FashionVictim: A Novel by Amina Akhtar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Thank you Net Galley for the ARC***

Fashion do. FOUR AND A HALF STARS!!!

Calories burnt reading this: Probably not as much as I liked since I’d stay up reading this.

This book gave me what was promised, a The Devil Wears Prada meets Heathers experience. I think you could even toss in some American Psycho into the mix to truly describe this story.

Steps taken today: None. Like literally none. Because the last time I walked with my nose buried in a book, I was in the hospital with a sprained ankle.

The story centers around Anya. She’s a girl trying to make it in the La Vie fashion magazine world. Her boss, Celia, is the devil incarnate. Her “friend” Sarah is just as desperate to “Mean Girls” her way above Anya. So many interns I can barely remember. So many evil cackles… and one handsome detective who could be Mr. Right. If only he could see the girl before him.

Fashion don’t: Ignore this book.

For some reason, I found this book oddly compelling. The cover is eye-catching. The over-the-top characters–Zhazha, I’m talking about you–kept this story going. Parts where Anya seemed thrown out like yesterday’s sweater. Parts where Anya was the new “it” pair of Manolo’s… This book was more than entertaining.

The psychosis of Anya was a whole new character in itself. And I think that is what contributed to the “ride” of this story. You didn’t know who or what was real life and who or what was in her head. You had to keep reading to see who dies next–because you can’t do Heathers-like fun without a death or ten. Just saying.

Now modeling: The best ending to this kind of story I’ve read in a long while.

By 85% completion, I didn’t have a clue as to what was going to happen or how it was going to end. I did guess one plot revelation that came about at almost the tail end, but as for the true ending–hence the 1/2 star that’s missing–I was pleasantly surprised.

Diet do’s: Voraciously read this book!

The whole book was so enjoyable. At least for me. I cannot recommend this one highly enough!!!

If there were ever to be a sequel…which is difficult to say if that’s even a possibility, though I wouldn’t doubt it, I’d snatch it up and read it in a heartbeat.

Definitely FOUR AND A HALF STARS worthy! Read it!

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