Book Review: #fashionvictim by Amina Akhtar

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Book Title: #fashionvictim

Author: Amina Akhtar

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis:

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.

Short Review

#fashionvictim is chic horror at its best!  If you like your horror ladies fashionable and vicious, then look no further.

Full Review

I am a huge fan of The Devil Wears Prada, and horror is my favorite genre, so I was immediately drawn to #fashionvictim.  #fashionvictim illustrates the cutthroat fashion world as an 80s-esque slasher film, and I ate the book up in one sitting.

I don’t often find horror novels that focus solely on the viewpoint of the killer, but the way that #fashionvictim portrayed the story through Anya’s eyes made me feel as though I was inside of her head.  Her rationale for killing various characters throughout the book began to make sense to me since I was seeing the story from her viewpoint, and it made the reading experience one of a kind.

Amina Akhtar clearly understands what it is like to work in fashion based on her personal experiences, and her insights made the novel a realistic experience for readers who may not be as knowledgeable of the fashion world.  I loved to hate the majority of the characters in the novel, and the gory scenes were written in a way that was almost comedic.

If you are looking for a comedic slasher novel to get you through the stress of the holiday season, look no further than #fashionvictim. 

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