Tuesday, June 2, 2015

REVIEW: Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot

Publisher: Harper Collins, New York
Released: 2001
Source: Library
Pages: 223



Description: No one ever said being a princess was easy.

Just when Mia thought she had the whole princess thing under control, things get out of hand, fast. First there's an unexpected announcement from her mother. Then Grandmère arranges a national primetime interview for the brand-new crown princess of Genovia. On top of that, intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer begin to arrive.

Before she even has the chance to wonder who those letters are from, Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn't been seen since volume I of The Princess Diaries.

My Review: The first volume of The Princess Diaries was at least vaguely related to the movie, but with this book, I'm entering into entirely new territory, and I love it! I wish they had done a tv show rather than movies, because the more I read, the more I see that the movies had very little to do with the actual series. I mean, it's understandable, seeing as how the series is several books long, but it's not really much of an excuse.

I'll refrain for now from discussing how Anne Hathaway seems to be in a lot of adaptations that have little to do with the actual source material, but if anyone wants, maybe I'll make a post on that in the future.

The characters I loved in the first book are back, and they're just as great as before! This book introduces some fun plot twists, including a secret admirer!

I did figure some things out before Mia did, but I suppose that's part of the fun. The description on the inner flap of the actual book was a little different than the one I found on Amazon (above) and honestly, a little confusing. For one thing, it suggested heavily that something bad happened that did not at all happen during the book. I don't think I'm going to be able to put as much stock in the descriptions anymore.

Anyway, I'm moving on to the next one!

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