The Regulars by Georgia Clark


Book Blurb from

A fierce and feisty debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, regular girls 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. They’re regular girls, with average looks and typical quarter-life crises: making it up the corporate ladder, making ysense of online dating, and making 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?

My Review:

Three friends in Brooklyn are struggling to succeed in their careers, bank accounts and love. Evie is a copywriter at a women’s magazine and unhappy with her current job. Kristah has dropped out of law school to pursue an unsuccessful acting career. Willow is a photographer who struggles with self image issues. All three women feel that if they were prettier, opportunities would present themselves differently, and life experiences would be more fun.

The group obtains Pretty, a drink that they know very little about but will make them beautiful for 7 days. Their current lives are completely changed while on Pretty.  Each of them gets to experience the life that they have only dreamed about. They soon realize that not much has really changed in their lives beyond their improved physical attributes.

This is not the typical genre or type of book that I normally read. If you can suspend judgement over the magic/surreal aspects it can be an amusing read. It is light, fun and quick to finish. The Regulars is an interesting take on pop culture.  Our society is flooded with marketing campaigns on television, magazines and social media attempting to sell beauty.

The book reminds us that beauty is only skin deep.

I am giving a copy away on my blog on Facebook until 10/14.