‘The Regulars’ is the latest book by Georgia Clark.
Best friends Evie, Krista and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They’re regular girls with 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, well …gorgeous. With a single drop, each young woman gets the gift of jaw-dropping beauty for one week, presenting them with unimaginable opportunities to make their biggest fantasies come true. 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 are they prepared to sacrifice?
‘The Regulars’ is a fun and sassy read that really made for entertaining reading and really highlights the fact, of how important appearance is and the strong hold it has on a person’s life to achieve their dreams.
In this book, we meet best friends Evie, Krista and Willow, all at crossroads in their lives and all unhappy with where they were. Evie is trying to be a successful and respected journalist, whilst Kristie is struggling to be an actress and Willow just wants to be happy. So when, a kind stranger see Krista in distress, she offers her a liquid called ‘Pretty’ and tells her that one small drop will make her life much better.
Krista succumbs to the mystery of ‘Pretty’ and true enough, one small drop changes her life, she becomes stunningly beautiful and finally gets a break in an upcoming film.
Intrigued by the changes in their friends life, both Eva and Willow decide to try ‘Pretty’ and like Krista, their lives completely change.
Evie gets the chance to be part of a successful reality show, is able to showcase her talents and views and finally manage to catch the attention of one of her favourite authors and falls in love. Whilst both Eva and Krista embrace their changes, Willow becomes obsessed with it and in a strange way becomes embroiled in an illicit affair with her own boyfriend, as he isn’t able to recognise her.
As the girls embrace their new good looks, they face new challenges as they try to keep up appearances as well be truly happy with themselves.
This story is a witty and ballsy read that really entertained me. All the leading characters are complex and interesting with their own issues but I must admit I particularly loved Eva with her frank and outspoken views and was never afraid to speak her mind, whilst Krista had me regularly in stitches with her colourful language.
Fun from the very beginning, this book is a fiery, feminist story with strong female voices. Riddled with magic and filled with wit, ‘The Regulars’, is a confident and outspoken story that highlights the importance and power of beauty within.
You can buy The Regulars from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.