And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Official Description: Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page
My take: 4 of 5. I am a big fan of Kite runner and A thousand splendid suns, and although I don’t think this book is at the same level it is still a great read. I think it a great exploration of roots, where you come from and how you can so easily loose track ofthat. A wonderful interrelation of stories and people, where the randomnest of connections are made. Although I really enjoyed al lthe characters that were introduced, it did mean that by the end of the book there were many unanswered storylines, not everything was completely tied up and I was left wanting more.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
Official Description: The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 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 highend bridal magazine. The Plunge 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…
My take: 1.5 of 5. This book is bad. No way around it for me. I am a huge fan of the first book and movie so I was really exited to get my hands on this. It was however a total disappointment. I kept reading just to see if it gets better. Andy is a completely different character from the first book. Whilst in the first book you root for her, in this one you just want to slap her for being so dumb. Also Miranda is not featured as prominetnly as I would have wanted her too (makes me sad for a movie with little Meryl Streep in it) and i did not understand the title, at all.