black is the new black

Anya St. Clair is living her best life. She has the job at a fashion magazine that she always wanted. She has a wardrobe to die for. All that’s missing is making fashion superstar Sarah Taft her bff.

Sara is one of those women who always looks her best. She is the princess of social media, never taking a bad selfie. She has the best of clothes, the best of friends, the best of everything. And Anya wants to be in her inner circle.

The problem? Anya doesn’t naturally fit in with Sarah and her crowd. So she has to work extra hard. And that is stressful. And sometimes she has to ease her stress through sessions with her therapist and brutal workouts that leave others battered and, occasionally, dead.

Amina Akhtar’s debut novel #FashionVictim is a hearty helping of obsession, aggression, and fabulous shoes. This snarky, darkly comic Heathers meets The Devil Wears Prada story is a wild ride of designers, parties, and blood with a hearty helping of insider info on fashion and the magazines that make it. I highly recommend this for its darkness, its chill, its setting, and its freaky main character. Anya St. Clair is the fashionista I’d love to be!

Galleys for #FashionVictim were provided by Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley, with many thanks.