The Regulars: A Novel

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-Redbook Best of the Year Pick
-PopSugar’s Best Books of the Year
-Teen Vogue’s Best Books of the Year
-Reading with Robin 2016 Favorite


A fierce, feisty, and “compulsively delicious” (Redbook) debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, regular young women 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. With average looks and typical quarter-life crises, they’re trying to make it up the corporate ladder, make sense of online dating, and make rent.

Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well...gorgeous. 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 a fresh, “twisted, modern-day take on Cinderella.” (InStyle), perfect for fans of Jennifer Close and Kevin Kwan.
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About the author

Georgia Clark is an author, screenwriter, and performer living in New York City, and the author of the YA novels She’s With The Band and Parched. She has also written the novels The Regulars and The Bucket List. Georgia is widely published in women’s and lifestyle magazines and has written for TV. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 2, 2016
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781501119613
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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“Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep.”—Booklist

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Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle * Redbook * Us Weekly * PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co * Parade

“No one does life and love better.” –InStyle
“Earth-shaking…you will flip for this epic love story.” –Cosmopolitan
“Reid's heartwrenching tale asks if it's possible to have multiple soul mates.” —Us Weekly

From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

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Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.
Georgia Clark
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Evie, Krista und Willow sind vor allem eins: durchschnittlich. Seit die drei Freundinnen das College hinter sich gebracht haben, versuchen sie, ihr Leben in New York einigermaßen auf die Reihe zu bekommen. Dass sich ihr Alltag kein bisschen so gestaltet, wie sie es aus Filmen und TV-Serien kennen, wird ihnen schnell klar. Statt teurer Schuhe, glamouröser Jobs und Cocktails rund um die Uhr schlagen sie sich mit fiesen Chefs, zu hohen Mieten und desaströsen Online-Dates herum.

All das ändert sich, als ihnen eines Tages ein Wundermittel namens Pretty in die Hände fällt. Ein einziger Tropfen soll genügen, um jedem Menschen zu unglaublicher Schönheit zu verhelfen. Evie, Krista und Willow probieren es aus - und sind von einer Sekunde auf die andere alles andere als normal.

Schön zu sein verändert ihr Leben. Mit einem Mal ergeben sich Chancen, die zuvor undenkbar gewesen wären, Türen öffnen sich, die stets fest verschlossen waren. Es ist wie ein Traum, alles scheint möglich. Doch je öfter die drei einen Tropfen von Pretty zu sich nehmen und je mehr Zeit sie in ihrem neuen Körper verbringen, desto dringender wird die Frage: Was geschieht, wenn sie Pretty aufgebraucht haben und sie zu ihrem normalen Ich zurückkehren? Wissen sie überhaupt noch, wer sie wirklich sind?

"Ein modernes Märchen. Unfassbar unterhaltsam - sexy, wild und extrem lustig. Brillant." Sunday Mirror

"Bezaubernd!" People

"Eines der originellsten Bücher, das ich seit Jahren gelesen habe. Ihr werdet es verschlingen!" Sara Shepard, Autorin von Pretty Little Liars
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