Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel by Meg Cabot

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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?

my thoughts:

I am a HUGE fan of The Princess Diaries movie - they are so fun to watch!  So, when I heard about Cabot's latest book, Royal Wedding, I jumped at the chance to read it.  I had to find out who Mia was going to marry and how the Big Day would turn out.  And let me just say, I'm so happy that I read this book - it was the best way to reunite with Mia Thermopolis!

Now 25, Mia is living in NYC, running a teen community center, and enjoying her princess duties.  She's got her family, friends, and longtime boyfriend in her corner offering love and support.  Life is good.  And it gets even better when Michael whisks her away and proposes to her.  Talk about exciting!!  I guess his "foot popping" kisses are simply too good to give up - LOL!  Of course, once news of a fake wedding hit the papers, life gets a bit chaotic for Mia.  Of course it doesn't help that her father is dealing with the law over a traffic violation.  Oh, and then there's that pesky problem of somebody trying to take her father's rightful place at the throne.  Cripes!  Seems like life is getting even more complicated.  Yikes!

Luckily, Mia has the strength within herself to step up to each and every challenge thrown her way.  Plus, not all of the challenges are bad news - think new family member in the form of a half-sister.  Yep, Mia has a sibling!  I swear, this book is chock full of DRAMA and I absolutely loved it all.  Cabot has written a clever, funny story about that awkward teen with the frizzy hair we all grew to love, finally stepping into her role as an adult woman on the verge (of marriage, ruling Genovia, and finding herself).  Talk about a treat to read!  Royal Wedding was such a fun book!  I would happily recommend it to fans of Meg Cabot and her A Princess Diaries series - you will LOVE this book!!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Royal Wedding
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


bermudaonion said...

I've never seen The Princess Diaries. This book sounds like a lot of fun!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Kathy, the movies are so much fun. I think you'd enjoy them. And this book was a lot of fun :)

Carole said...

Oooh, just the thing for my current state of mind! Hope you drop by Books You Loved to add this. Cheers from carole's chatter

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Carole, definitely check it out! Thanks!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm so glad that you're continuing to enjoy Mia's adventures! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Heather, thanks! I really enjoyed the book :)