★★★★★ 5 out of 5
No, not William and Kate's- even better! Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo to Michael Moscovitz of the Princess Diaries!
A Royal Wedding is the 11th in The Princess Diaries series. Still going strong, unlike most book series which tend to go downhill after Book 2 even! (Excluding dear Meg Cabot and our beloved J.K. Rowling) 15 years after the first book in the series, Meg is still going strong. Best known for her Princess Diaries, she has other books as well, one of which my personal favorites is her Airhead series. With Forever Princess published in 2009, who knew we'd have another stunning novel in our greedy hands? So, I downloaded the book to my iPad (I reccomend Kindles for reading quality), and finished within an hour. I know. I'm insane.
A Royal Wedding was released to the public June 2nd. It's honestly one of the best books I've read, and not just because I positively adore Meg Cabot. Well, perhaps. I'm always going to be biased about her books, just like by any author I love. If she put her shopping receipts in a book, I would probably go,"Bravo Meg, Bravo! Bravo! I want more!" I'll try to avoid spoilers in this review, But no promises.
In this book, Mia has graduated college and has a job, where she has employed Perin and Ling-Su. Mia is still the dorky, Greenpeace loving, combat boot Princess on the inside, although now she's 26. Our freshman of AEHS is now 26! Good old Grandère is still drinking side-cars by the dozens, and Rommel has deteriorated to a hairless poodle that humps everything in sight. Mr. Gianni is dead, and Rocky is 10 years old with an obsession of dinasours and flatulence. T-E-N. Prince Phillipe is losing the elections to Mia's cousin Ivan, who basically wants to turn cultured Genovia into Vegas with supersized cruise ships- Quelle horreur! Michael is still running his company, and Lily is a lawyer. A lawyer guys! She couldn't run her show forever though, could she?
I think my favorite character in this book was Grandmère or Lily, because they're both so sassy, cynical, and brutal truth tellers. The problem in this book is composed of many medium conflicts and a large one a new illigitimate child by Prince Phillipe living in New Jersey. Smaller conflicts include her upcoming wedding, the papparazi, and the royal stalker RoyalRabbleRouser, who is someone who was once very close to Mia...
I definitely reccomend this to anyone who has read Meg Cabot, loves chick-flick movies, or Young Adult. MEG CABOT FOREVER! <3 Over-and-out lovelies! xoxo