The Regulars

Georgia Clark


The Regulars

The Regulars

  • Title: The Regulars
  • Author: Georgia Clark
  • ISBN: 9781501119590
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover



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 lifA 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, wellgorgeous 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.


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I must have missed something here. I've never read a book that has inspired such a bad review and I'm going to try and keep my emotions in check. I've just finished THE REGULARS by Georgia Clarkd I'm pretty madLEASE DATE: August 2016PUBLISHER: Atira Books DISCLAIMER: Novel sent via NetGallery in exchange for a honest review. SYNOPSIS: 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 qu [...]

What if you were given a magic potion that could turn you from a 'regular' looking woman into a stunning supermodel - would you take it? This is the dilemma facing three regular looking girls in New York struggling to make their way in their careers. In this modern take on a fairy tale a little bottle of purple potion makes them beautiful for 7 days and transforms their lives. People notice beautiful women and seemingly everything they wish for is granted. But will it make them happy or teach th [...]

If you’re a reader that enjoys a funny story and can suspend disbelief, this is pretty amusing - for the most part. This book strives to explore society's obsession with beauty and the unrealistic standards that we as women set for ourselves, in a humorous way. I mention suspending disbelief because you kind of have to. This story is about three twenty-something friends living in New York, trying to find their way in the world. They’re each holding back in some way, until a purple liquid cal [...]

Three friends in Brooklyn are struggling to succeed in their careers, bank accounts and love. Evie is a copywriter at a women’s magazine and unhappy with her current job. Kristah has dropped out of law school to pursue an unsuccessful acting career. Willow is a photographer who struggles with self image issues. All three women feel that if they were prettier, opportunities would present themselves differently, and life experiences would be more fun.The group obtains Pretty, a drink that they k [...]

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.A bold, bolshy modern fairytale, with occasionally confusing messages!If you were offered a potion to make you unbelievably beautiful, would you take it? And if so, what might the consequences be? It's these two questions that drive the plot of The Regulars, a snappy, straight-talking book that illustrates just how much can go wrong (and right) when you're one of the gorgeous few. We've got Evie, a downtrodden bisexu [...]

I received a copy of The Regulars via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.Addicting writing and short chapters helped make this a quick read, even though it was a little longer than it needed to be. I liked the style and I think the writing is what mostly compelled me to keep reading about these awful girls.I appreciate a good character-driven story, but to really love one I either need to Love the characters or Love to Hate them. Unfortunately I felt slightly annoyed, but mostly ambivalent [...]

Quick, witty, and damn funny! THE REGULARS provides a blessedly fresh snapshot of 20-something Brooklyn, of celebrity culture, of how both men and women buy into the fiction of beauty. This book will make you giggle and sigh (and sometimes cringe on the characters' behalves!) and above all, keep you hooked. Georgia Clark sneaks in some astute observations about societal "norms" in this thoroughly entertaining novel!

Rating: 4.5 Cups of Coffee!"You see what you want to see."I loved THE REGULARS by Georgia Clark! This story read like a movie that was downright hilarious & addictive -- I may have laughed out loud more than once on the subway while reading

I've never regretted purchasing a book until The Regulars.

Chick-lit masquerading as social satire. And not even good chick-lit. I get the joke- three 'regular' friends who find out that being drop-dead, photoshopped gorgeous isn't all that it's cracked up to be, but the message is lost in so much poor taste I copped out at 90%. I could not read on. There are better ways to skewer our selfie-centric, fake-beauty obsessed culture.

** 2.5 / 3 stars **Review to come.

Went exactly where I figured but hope it wouldn't go. At times it was funny and I did read it in a day without abandoning it, but feel like it could have done so much more.

Summary:  Although the characters were sometimes frustrating, the plot a bit too neat, and the social commentary a bit heavy handed, I really enjoyed this dramatic, playful read."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 m [...]

I hate read this book. My co-worker read it and asked me to read it, cause I'll read almost anything. The only reason I gave this 2 stars, instead of one, was that I liked the concept. Everything else was complete crap. Concept: Three very average, very 'regular' girls. Friends. Evie, Willow, and Krista. All are in somewhat of a rut and are unhappy with their lives. Krista runs into someone she used to know who looks amazing now. The friend offers her a bottle of 'pretty'. One drop will turn you [...]

An interesting take on the modern woman's seeming obsession with beauty, perfection and adhering to the unrealistic standards set by the beauty industry, 'The Regulars' centres around three female inhabitants of New York, who are gifted a potion called "Pretty" by their very own fairy godmother. Just one drop of the potion turns them into perfect specimens - long and lithe of limb, glossy and bouncy of hair, big and perky of chest, captivating of gaze and utterly irresistible to both men and wom [...]

I'm not going to lie, I bought this book a while ago and then it sat on my shelf for years because of the bad reviews it's gotten. I finally decided to pick it up and read it since I'm trying to get through some of the books that have been on my shelves for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised! That just goes to show that I shouldn't judge a book solely on reviews, because everyone has different tastes in books! The Regulars is a cute chick lit book with a touch of fantasy thrown in. Best fri [...]

I hate all the characters, and life is short.

Set in New York, best friends Evie, Krista, and Willow are regular girls facing regular challenges surrounding careers, dating and relationships, and their own body image perceptions. The characters are easy to relate to and are well developed. The story takes a whimsical and (at times) dark turn with the introduction of magical Pretty tincture that transforms the girls from their regular-looking selves to supermodel gorgeous with all the supposed perks of beauty bestowed on them along the way [...]

I was really intrigued by this book, especially after reading the chapter sampler that ‘Books and the City’ kindly gave me at the spring blogger event. It didn’t sound like anything I’d read before so it was very excited to try something new.The book is as fascinating as it sounds. The writing style is great, it’s sharp and packs a punch, it’s a lot darker than most of the books I read and liked that about it. I’m used to very cosy and warm writing (which i equally enjoy), so it wa [...]

When I picked up this to read I’d completely forgotten what it was about, except for the magic potion thing, but that happens a lot for me so I just decided to go into the book blind and have no expectations. I do like going into books blind sometimes.I think I had a problem with each woman and it just got worse as they became addicted or relied on the Pretty more and more. Evie, Krista and Willow all had their own reasons for taking Pretty but as they relied on it more things in their lives s [...]

Maria Semple's Today Will Be Different has been my top beach read recommendation for the summer so far but I think this will be up there. It's a feminist fairytale about three 20-something women who are given a potion that makes them supermodel gorgeous for one week. It's a silly notion of course but Clark explores it in interesting ways. The three Regulars are funny, delightful and complex women and the book's failing is in separating them once they're Pretties. But if you like your beach readi [...]

Thanks to Atria Books/Simon & Schuster Canada for providing an ARC to read! In no way does this affect my review or opinions. When I first read the synopsis, I was super intrigued, because while this seemed like a funny novel, it also had potential to have deeper meaning. I myself have thought about what advantages I'd have in life if I were simply prettier; This novel explores the ups and downs of that. The three girls in this novel were so fun to read about! All three went through some gre [...]

I absolutely could not put THE REGULARS down, hooked on page one by the prose (I even stopped reading another book that I was halfway through, so I could finish it!).This is a witty, enticing, cerebral-yet-hilariously-down-to-earth book that you simply don't want to end! Georgia Clark creates a world which is all-too-familiar, framed by a magical reality (the 'Pretty' potion) which both attracts and repels at the same time. (I mean, of course it's *wrong* and completely anti-feminist to place su [...]

This story was a good read for the pool; and the topics it touches on are so relevant and timely. I really appreciated the way the author used the characters to present narratives on the contradictions and complexities about physical image that we consider normal in American culture, and to our detriment.A couple of the reviews on the back cover used the phrase "fairy tale" to describe the story's general approach, and I would agree. However, that made it really easy to guess (correctly) how the [...]

Finding work-life balance in New York is tough, and this book gave me life! The Regulars is sharp, juicy, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny. Evie, Willow, and Krista's New York is as finely wrought as it is full of magic. The city is a fourth main character, both instantly recognizable and deliciously aspirational. Clark's pitch-perfect attention to detail kept me mesmerized from start to finish. My only complaint - missing my subway stop because I couldn't look up from the book.

This is a warm-hearted, funny, dirty, sexy, political-in-a-good-way novel about beauty. You will like it if you like stories about female friendship or magic realism or contemporary fiction or Brooklyn or you've ever felt not pretty enough.

snowyy13.wordpress/2017/1Ich habe mich schon Ewigkeiten darauf gefreut, dass Pretty endlich übersetzt wurde. Schon vor Monaten hat der Klappentext mich auf total angesprochen und jetzt ergab sich mir die Möglichkeit dieses Buch endlich zu lesen!In dem Buch haben wir drei Hauptprotagonisten: Evie, Krista und Willow. Alle drei sind von ihrer Art komplett unterschiedlich, aber harmonieren und gleichen sich perfekt einander aus. Evie arbeitet bei einem Magazin als Korrektorin. An sich gefällt ih [...]

No rating DNF at 25%Unfortunately while I'm reading a book and I can't get into it by 20-25%, I have to dnf because of my reading schedule. The premise of this book sounded different and interesting but unfortunately I didn't like the characters at all and everything was so far fetched. This reminded me of Goldie Hawn's Death Becomes Her :(

DNFed at 17%I wish I could give this book zero stars. Or negative bazillion of stars.It's the worst book I've read this year, and I''ve been reading some pretty shitty books, mind you.The idea of the plot was very interesting and I was excited to read it. Unfortunately the writing is terrible, the vocabluary terrible, the characters shallow and uninteresting. Evie, one of the main chatacters is so high and mighty that I dream of slapping her and making her fall from her high horse.I find it apal [...]

There were definitely a ton of lol moments.I must say I feel in love with all 3 characters! Such a great read!


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