Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot are the ultimate book series. I don’t just mean it knocks out book series like Twilight and The Lunar Chronicles. But I simply mean if you are not a strong reader or you find books that have long chapters and complex plots boring and hard to read the Princess Diaries are for you.
I was lucky enough to be given two books; Princess Diaries 3 & 4 due to the beautiful re-prints. They remind me a lot of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe.
Gorgeous covers and completely addicting!
Growing up I loved reading about Mia and how she is the Princess of Genovia.
Due to these books being 3 & 4 of a series I can’t go into much detail about what goes on as it would spoil books 1 & 2.
But I can do an overview.
So, in Book 3 Mia is living the dream. She’s not only the Princess of Genovia but she has a boyfriend, Kenny. Now book 3 starts off about a month or so after the events of A Royal Disaster ( book 2), and she is struggling with the realisation that she’ll be going to Genovia within the next month and formally announcing herself as heir to throne. But she’s also struggling because her boyfriend, just isn’t the one. Michael (whom she’s been in love with for like ever).
But he’s Lilly’s brother AND has a girlfriend.
In this book Mia is dealing with having a pregnant mother, a new stepfather, studying for finals, figuring out how to break up with Kenny, trying to stop thinking about Michael, and becoming the best princess she can be. SO much stress for her and can you believe she’s 14???? I applaud this girl!!! Especially as the end of this book was everything you could have wanted.
Spoiler alert. DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE THIRD BOOK
MICHAEL AND MIA ARE TOGETHER
bUT, DUN DUN DUNNNNNN; Just before her hot date with him, Grandmere intervenes and there’s an unmissable royal engagement!
I loved this book as much as the 3rd and it was so nice to re-read this series as I’d forgotten a lot about the series. I’d also forgotten how annoying Mia could be. Now, when I first read this book I was around 11 so for me her character was older and I didn’t see anything wrong with her attitudes. After all she was older than me and probably knew better. Plus she’s a Princess.
But now re-reading it I am so glad her mum set her straight!
I do still get her points though, after all she is only 14!
I loved them both equally though.
Many thanks to Leanne at MyKindaBook/Macmillan