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Friday, August 21, 2015

BBReview: "The Princess Diaries 2: Princess in the Spotlight" by Meg Cabot

Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary
Publishing Date: June 26th, 2001
Page Count: 240
Source: Borrowed from Library
Format: Hardcover

Description from Goodreads.com:
Just when Mia thought she had the whole Princess thing under control ...

Things get out of hand, fast:

Since Mia's the brand-new crown princess of Genovia, indomitable dowager princess Grandmere arranges a national primetime interview for her. With just a few innocent remarks, Mia manages to enrage her best friend Lilly, practically get one of her teachers fired, and alienate the entire country of Genovia. (Population 50,000, but still!)

There's the havoc of the interview's aftermath and her dreaded princess lessons at the Plaza. Plus an unexpected announcement from her mother, and intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer. 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.

What's an heir to the royal throne to do?
Review:
Just like book one, Princess in the Spotlight was a sweet and light read. It was definitely a nice break from my thought provoking, complicated books. I think what I enjoy most about this series is that it's easy and fun to read. There aren't complicated plot lines to follow, I can just read. The only problem that comes with a simple book like this is you can either love it or get bored. I found myself getting a little bored.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but a whole lot of nothing happens. There are a bunch of different plot points in the story (Pregnancy, Wedding, Interview, Vandalism, A Secret Admirer, A Hot Cousin, etc.,), but everything that could turn into a scandal doesn't. Nothing super big happens. Instead we have more building leading to *hopefully* an epic romance between Mia and Michael. KISS ALREADY! TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM! MICHAEL, KISS HER FACE OFF! It's killing me lol.

I definitely enjoyed it and will be continuing on with the series, but I just wish something big would happen. Maybe I'm just too used to big, epic plot points like in A Court of Thorn and Roses.

Overall:
I definitely enjoyed the read, but I just felt like not a whole lot happens. I'm used to big, epic, complicated plot points and this just didn't have it. I didn't expect this series to be super complicated, but for the love of god will she just make out with Michael already! The problem for me is there is a whole lot of building towards a romance and it still hasn't been delivered! On the other hand I feel this is Meg Cabot's masterful way to keep us reading. We're waiting for that expected first kiss, or first admittance of mutual feelings. I will absolutely be continuing on with the series, I just felt like more should have happened in this book. Still enjoyed my time reading, just wanted more.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5


**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was borrowed from my local library.**

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