About Royal Wedding• Print Length: 448 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 2, 2015) 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 royaloui. 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?
About Meg CabotMeg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband. Find out more about Meg at her website, follow her blog, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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Princess Mia is all grown up and about to plan a wedding -- if she can find the time between family scandal and dodging paparazzi. Royal Wedding is just what you'd expect from Meg Cabot. It has the fun and fanfare of the original YA series, but with a more grown up story line and dialogue. I love that I've pretty much had the opportunity to grow up alongside all of my favorite characters.
This book is set up like a journal and it includes snippets of texts and things like grocery orders, to-do lists, and a wedding invitation thrown in at random spots. Those kind of fractured the flow of the story, so I could have done without, but still, as a fan of The Princess Diaries stories, one can't be disappointed with the book. Mia's classic freak outs are not to be missed! I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading, so this was indeed a refreshing break for me.
If you're looking for a fun summer read to take with you to the beach, Royal Wedding definitely fits the bill. The book fits my "beach read" criteria with it's fast-pacing and short chapters (there are no chapters, but rather dated journal entries), so it's easy to stop reading and go for a dip in the waves. Hopefully, there will be more installments to follow in this series!
~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~