Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Review: The Regulars by Georgia Clark

We were given the opportunity to review The Regulars by Georgia Clark.  Read below to find out what this book is about and to see what the Vise Library thought about it!

About the book:

A fierce, feisty, and “wonderfully entertaining” (Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies) debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, regular girls who suddenly have their fantasies come true…or do they?

Best friends Evie, Krista, and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They’re regular girls, with average looks and typical quarter-life crises: making it up the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating, and making rent.

Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well...gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous. And it’s certainly not their fault if the sudden gift of beauty causes unexpected doors to open for them.

But there’s a dark side to Pretty, too, and as the gloss fades for these modern-day Cinderellas, there’s just one question left:

What would you sacrifice to be Pretty?

Wildly irreverent, blatantly sexy, and observed with pitch-perfect wit, The Regulars is fresh “compulsive reading from a bright new voice” (Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August) in fiction, perfect for fans of Jennifer Close and Kevin Kwan.
What would you do in order to transfer from a regular looking woman to a stunning beauty?  Would you take a potion (called Pretty) that transformed you and your life for seven days?  That's what The Regulars explores as a group of friends notices that their appearances not only change, but also their lives.  Doors (easily) open for them as they are transformed.  However, as Evie, Krista and Willow discover, there is no potion that automatically changes the inside of the person like Pretty does their outward appearance.  They also find that they become addicted to the potion and suffer the consequences for it.  

This book is very funny but it also explores different parameters put on women by themselves and by society.  It also looks into why we as a society are so obsessed with beauty and striving for perfection.  Even though this is something thought provoking, this book approaches it with humor.  This is a fun adventure to explore while experiencing a dose of pop culture.  

Find it: Amazon Barnes & Noble | 

About the author:

Georgia Clark is widely published in women’s and lifestyle magazines, has written for TV, and performs improv. She’s the author of fiction novel The Regulars, and the YA novels She’s With The Band and Parched. A native Australian, Georgia lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese.
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