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Title:
#Fashionvictim : a novel
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9781683318347
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
314 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She's worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn't have everything. Not like Sarah Taft. Anya's obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she's a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend. But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya's plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah ... she'll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you're in, and the next day you're dead."--Publisher.
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"A new fashionably vicious read."-- Martha Stewart Living
"A diabolical page-turner . . . impossible to put down."-- Forbes
"Darkly funny."--Fashionista
"As awesome as it sounds."--Book Riot

A thrilling take on the fashion world, #FashionVictim is Dexter meets The Devil Wears Prada .

Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She's worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn't have everything.

Not like Sarah Taft. Anya's obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she's a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend.

But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya's plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah...she'll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you're in, and the next day you're dead.


Author Notes

Amina Akhtar is a former fashion writer and editor. She's worked at Vogue , Elle , Style , NYTimes.com, and NYMag.com, where she was the founding editor of The Cut blog. She's written for numerous publications, including Yahoo Style , Fashionista , xoJane , Refinery29 , Billboard , and for brands like Bergdorf Goodman and H&M's 10 Years of Style tome. After toiling in the fashion ranks for over fifteen years, she now writes full time in the desert mountains, where she's detoxing from her once glam life. #FashionVictim is Amina's first novel.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Akhtar's gleefully bloodthirsty debut sends up the mean girls of the New York fashion industry. Anya St. Clair, whose buzzing, intrusive thoughts lead to violent urges toward anyone who disrespects her, has grown from troubled child to unacceptably chubby style editor at fashion magazine La Vie. Obsessed with becoming the BFF of her perfect, blonde coworker, Sarah Taft, Anya is willing to use everything at her disposal-mood boards, spy software, planted evidence, or elimination of the competition-to suck up to Sarah or bring the woman down, whichever works. When Anya and Sarah become rivals for a promotion, Anya starts making increasingly unrealistic choices. Akhtar's decision to bring in a detective as a romantic interest only highlights the implausibility of Anya being on the loose. This dark novel has the energy of Heathers gone 20-something and corporate, but its creatively staged revenge murders aren't enough to carry a story marred by shallow stereotypes and an inability to sell its protagonist as simultaneously psychopathic and relatable. Agent: Deborah Schneider, ICM. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.