Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11 by Meg Cabot)
Published: June 2nd 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 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?
MIA! MIA! MIA! Millions of girls around the world have missed you.
OH MY GOSH.
I can’t even properly articulate how excited I was to read this book.
I loved, loved, LOVED this book. Meg Cabot is a one-of-a-kind writer. A writer thatI have adored since childhood and will continue to do so for years to come. Her literary voice is one that is unmatched. Whatever path she chooses to take, she will always be heard and praised by readers everywhere.
It was such a nice journey to be back alongside Mia and her friends. Cabot delivered the novel fans have been dreaming of. Our darling Mia has grown into an absolutely top notch young woman. Now at 26, she is an intelligent, philanthropic, awkward, witty and her ‘changes’ are ones that readers love. Mia has changed, but her essence remains exactly the same. She is the same character we grew up with and loved.
The transition writing teen characters into adults is quite tricky. It is really hit and miss. Sweet Valley made a brief return several years back, it wasn’t satisfying for the readers whom grew up with the stories from darling and daring California twins.
All of the factors that worked against Sweet Valley and made it such a disappointment, Cabot mastered in Royal Wedding. Her writing was consistent and true to the world of the Princess Diaries. Mia matured, but her spirit remained the same and that is what made this story so stunning.
I could gush more, but that would potentially spoil the beauty that is the story. I will end up with, a very enthusiastic YAY and I couldn’t be more pleased with this book.
My inner child thanks you, Meg Cabot.