Review: #fashionvictim by Amina Akhtar


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.  (from goodreads)

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This is a dark comedy.  A little heavier on the dark than the comedy.  


It was a very quick read and I was surprisingly not turned off by the main character. Don’t get me wrong Anya is a horrible person, who is clearly in need of help, but you still root for her some how!   The characters we all catty and backstabbing, just like I would have expected a fashion magazine to be. 

The plot is not all that interesting if I’m being honest, but this book is much more character driven, so the plot is really rather secondary.

Bottom Line

If you enjoy character driven dark comedy you might like this one

Overall: 3

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