Friday, September 11, 2015

Review: Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot

Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Library
Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Twitter
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 royal oui.
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?

Alrighty, this one is for Cabot's fans of her young adult series The Princess Diaries .
I am one of those aforementioned fans. Love those books!
Yes, all 10 of them.
They're just cute, sweet, funny, and...well, what else do you need?!

So, they start out with a 14 year old Mia learning that she's heir to the Genovian throne, and then follow her through the years as she grows from a gawky girl to a beautiful princess.

Anyway, fans (like me!) were thrilled to find out that Cabot was writing another book about Mia, and especially excited to find out that this one was for adults!
But it's not really adult-adult, because this is probably the cleanest adult novel I've read in FOREVER. As in, no cursing and no sex.
Well, Mia & Michael have sex. But it's off-page, and alluded to like there are kids in the room...if you know what I mean? Which is fine, because it sort of keeps with the theme of the other books.
Anyway, the romance part is very sweetly done. They're a loving couple with a good sense of humor, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them.

As you probably guess from the title, this one centers around her wedding to Micheal, but that's not the only BIG news! Plenty of other potentially disastrous extremely interesting things happen, and Mia handles them all with her typical flair.

It's also still told in diary form! Mia once again picks up her pen to write, only this time, it's because her doctor thinks it may help her relieve stress that's causing her eye to twitch.
More than likely, twitchy eye is due to her grandmother...just sayin'.
For those of you who have only watched the movies, Julie Andrews' character is NOTHING like the smoking, boozing, offensive grandmother in the books. 

I love her so much!

Anyhoo, I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who wants to read this one, but I will say that all the old familiar faces do show up. Lilly, Tina, JP, & Boris to name a few. And there will be a new face that pops up, as well.
So. If you've been dying to know what happens to Mia next, I really think you're gonna enjoy the hell out of this one!


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