Friday, August 17, 2012

Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot

Title: Princess in Waiting

Author: Meg Cabot

Published: HarperTrophy, 2003

Pages: 259

Series: Book 4, The Princess Diaries

Summary: *May Contain Spoilers* Never before has the world seen such a princess.

Nor have her own subjects, for that matter. Mia's royal introduction to Genovia has mixed results: while her fashion sense is widely applauded, her position on the installation of public parking meters is met with resistance.
But the politics of bureaucracy are nothing next to Mia's real troubles. Between canceled dates with her long—sought—after royal consort, a second semester of the dreaded Algebra, more princess lessons from Grandmère as a result of the Genovian parking—meter thing, and the inability to stop gnawing on her fingernails, isn't there anything Mia is good at besides inheriting an unwanted royal title?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I wasn’t as keen on this one as I have been on the other books in the series.  Mostly because in this one Mia was so angsty and whiny that it got on my nerves a little.

I thought it was funny that they made reference to a movie that was made about Princess Mia and her life, which of course there is.  Those parts made me laugh a lot.

I have to say that I don’t really see what’s so appealing about Michael.  At the moment he seems kind of boring and generic but I’m hoping that maybe he’ll develop further in the book series.  I’m also hoping that as Mia gets older in the books she won’t be so angsty.

One thing I really loved about this book was it mentioned so many of the tv shows that I remember watching and all sorts of pop culture references of the late 90’s early 00’s.  I just thought it was really nice and made me feel a little nostalgic.

I’m still not sure how to feel about the whole Grandmere front, she’s so manipulative but maybe she means well?

Overall, I thought that Princess in Waiting was an interesting read.  I didn’t absolutely adore it, but it was still pretty good.

Source: Library

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