• Print Length: 448 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 2, 2015)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.
For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia’s gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn’t need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royaloui.
But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone—especially herself—that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?
If you do, and you like girly books, the kind that get turned into fun chick flick comedies, this is definitely your book.
I love Meg Cabot. I especially love the Heather Cabot series, but I wanted to see how The Princess Diaries character grew up.
Mia is in her mid twenties now, but her character and her friends still feels a bit juvenile, but that didn't stop me from loving it. I think this feeling wouldn't have been there if this novel would have transitioned more into the new adult genre than jumping straight for chicklit.
This was a longer book than I usually read, but the book is so fast paced that the 435 pages fly by. I loved Mia and Michael and all the craziness of her family, especially grandmere, who makes everything a bit crazier for her, though she does bring about enough craziness on her own.
This is actually the 11th book in the Princess Diaries series, and the first directed to an adult audience. I've not read the YA novels but that didn't stop me from enjoying this book. I found myself wishing they'd make this one into a movie. I'd love to see Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews reprise their roles.
Totally a fun and lighthearted read!
Rating: 5 flowers
Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
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