Samantha Chic: Books // "Shopaholic to the Stars" by Sophie Kinsella

12.23.2014

Books // "Shopaholic to the Stars" by Sophie Kinsella


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November: "Shopaholic to the Stars" by Sophie Kinsella
I want to start my review by admitting that I am a HUGE Shopaholic fan. They really are one of my favorites series to read (scratch that, they're my favorite). 

They are a guilty pleasure and I love every minute of them. Until now...

Shocked. Confused. Disappointed. A little hurt. That's how I feel after this book. I was so looking forward to another Shopaholic book (I even pre-ordered it and I've never pre-ordered anything in my life). But this was not at all what I was expecting.

What I loved about the Shopaholic series is that, yes, they were frivolous and chick-lit, but they were smart, funny and witty. 

Becky was flawed in her shopping habits & money management skills, but she was a relatable and lovable character. You saw a bit of yourself in her, and who doesn't have the occasional weird mishap.

I have no idea who the Becky in this book was though. I know part of the premise was based around Becky getting "lost" in the Hollywood world, but it doesn't even seem like the same person, same writing, or same story. It seems as if Sophie Kinsella may be the one who's lost.

This character was so selfish and self-absorbed. She blows through Luke's money (in previously books she mostly had a job of her own at least). She seems like a disengaged mother, a horrible friend, wife & daughter, and an all around ridiculous person.

Overall, it actually pained me to read this book. The only good thing is it ended int a cliffhanger so hopefully the series will be redeemed.

Get more:
-- Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me by Rachel Bertsche review
-- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling review
-- The One & Only by Emily Giffin review
-- The Vacationers by Emma Straub review
-- Eightysixed by Emily Belden review
-- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg review

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