Pages: 436 pages
Published: June 2, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction
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 royal oui.
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?”
Princess Mia is back!
Meg Cabot comes back with a new novel by bringing back an old favorite! She is grown-up and more mature but still quirky and funny as ever. I took a break from reading The Princess Diaries a while back but reading this felt like I didn’t even miss a step. It was like a look back into my childhood and glorious trip down memory lane.
Although it is considered an “adult” novel, it really isn’t, not to the point to that the language will muddle your brain. This is probably the cleanest adult novel I have ever read (Cabot is really good at that sort of thing). You might have guessed that this centers around Mia and Michael’s upcoming wedding but trust me there are so many more revelations that have to be revealed.
I was afraid that now I am older and matured as a reader I would not look favorably on the series or look at the series the same way I did when I was younger. But reading this book just gave me a deeper appreciation for the series and enforced my reasons as to why Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors. She manages to jump right back into it, not missing a step and manage to keep true to the story. She has written many books in between this one and the last Princess Diaries installment but she doesn’t allow that to deter her.
So if you are a fan of The Princess Diaries and Meg Cabot, then you won’t be disappointed in this latest installment. Maybe, if we wish hard enough, there’ll be another adult novel to continue the story.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars