Book Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie KinsellaShopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
Series: Shopaholic #8
Published by Random House on October 22nd 2015
Rating: five-stars
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Women, Family Life, General, Humor
Pages: 400
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Also by this author: My not so Perfect Life

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with another laugh-out-loud Becky Brandon (n?e Bloomwood) adventure: a hilarious road trip through the American West to Las Vegas. Becky is on a major rescue mission! Her father has vanished from Los Angeles on a mysterious quest with her best friend's husband. Becky's mum is hysterical; her best friend, Suze, is desperate. Worse, Becky must tolerate an enemy along for the ride, who she's convinced is up to no good. Determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has disappeared, help Suze, contain Alicia, and reunite her fractured family, Becky knows she must marshal all her trademark ingenuity. The result: her most outrageous and daring plan yet! But just when her family needs her more than ever, can Becky pull it off? Praise for Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic novels "Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic!" --The Washington Post "Hilarious . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up." -- USA Today "Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist." -- People From the Hardcover edition.

Sophie Kinsella has been one of my favourite authors ever since I first read The Undomestic Goddess donkeys years ago. I have read EVERYTHING she’s written, and there’s not many authors I can say that of, and I look forward to whatever she brings out – her young adult debut Finding Audrey was astounding. After finishing Shopaholic to the Stars I was dying for the next one, after it ended on such a cliff-hanger, but it’s actually taken me until the paperback publication day to read it, because I’m forever worried this might be Sophie’s bad book, something that’s never happened, especially as I’ve gone off a couple of authors I’ve always enjoyed.  But I’m so mad at myself for waiting for so long because Shopaholic to the Rescue was amazing.

I will forever love Rebecca Bloomwood. (Sorry, Brandon.) We’ve had eight books featuring the ever-loveable shopaholic, and I could easily read eight more. I love her. I love Luke. I love Minnie. I love her mum and dad, Jane and Graham. I love Suze and Tarquin. I love Danny. I even love Janice, the Bloomwood’s neighbour! She was actually hilarious in Shopaholic to the Rescue. MORE JANICE, PLEASE. Reading a Sophie Kinsella book is like putting on your favourite jeans or favourite slippers, it’s so warm and comforting, it’s like being home, and it’s been like that for me for so long. I could literally never tire of Sophie’s books. She just has that knack that a lot of authors strive for, but very rarely manage.

Shopaholic to the Rescue was a hoot. I loved the road trip vibe, I loved seeing that Becky finally seems to have grown up. She’s had so many adventures, so many crazy things happen, but this is by far the craziest and it just seemed way more serious, but it still had the laughs. I loved that for once Luke and Becky’s marriage was not in trouble at all. I mean, it never REALLY is, and I would literally die if Kinsella broke them up because it would just never be believable, ever, but they have their moments, at least once a book, but this time around they seemed rock solid. It genuinely feels like you know them both, and you would never meet two people more perfect for each other and I still want to marry Luke Brandon. He’s still the perfect guy, years later.

I’m gutted the book is over. Because I don’t know when the next Sophie Kinsella is coming out. *Sobs* We were clearly spoiled having two books out last year, but hopefully if there isn’t one this year, we’ll get one next year. Another Becky adventure? Who knows, because Becky is ALWAYS the perfect magnet for adventures. Another YA? I sincerely hope so, because Sophie smashed it with Finding Audrey. A stand-alone? YES! It’s been too long! Well, Wedding Night, but that seems like ages ago. Whatever, I will read it, and I loved Shopaholic to the Rescue, and I had nothing to worry about.


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