I just finished The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza and I DID. NOT. WANT. IT. TO. END! 😦 It was the exact thing I needed since The Devil Wears Prada! Please oh please let there be a sequel! This was another debut novel for me and I was so, completely in love with this book! The plot, the characters and the fashion will have you flipping the pages at lightening speed. This book also marks the first in my “Blissful Beach Bag” picks!
The story centers around Imogen who is the head of Glossy magazine, a fabulous high fashion magazine in New york City. Imogen is returning back to work after leaving on medical leave due to cancer. Upon her return her former assistant Eve is at the forefront, ready to take Glossy into the digital and tech age. Imogen, open to the possibility and change for the magazine, is taken aback by Eve and the woman she has become. Eve who was her perky, fun assistant is now a snarky, condescending, “B-School” grad who is heading up the digital change for the magazine. A seasoned fashion and magazine professional, Imogen is thrown into the world of Tweets and Facebook posts, something she doesn’t really know much about. This is exactly the achilles heel Eve is looking for. Imogen looks like the novice as Eve takes the lead and turns Glossy into a fashion and magazine nightmare. Luckily for Imogen, her years of the fashion world come to her rescue when she needs them most.
Sykes and Piazza take you into a world of tech and fashion- two things that are always on the rise. I loved Imogen from the start and was #teamImogen the whole way through. I love books that have a heroine at the center who you are cheering for at every word. I also loved the theme of career and family and creating balance, something most woman deal with. It is not easy but at the end of the day you do what is best for you and your family and right there you are successful. I am hoping either for a sequel to this book or promise that Sykes and Piazza will team up again. They are the perfect duo to kick off beach season and my “Blissful Beach Bag” picks! Happy BEACH reading!
*The Knockoff was sent to Bliss, Beauty and Books for review purposes.