Thursday, June 11, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

Royal Wedding, by Meg Cabot
2015, 448p, Contemporary Fiction
My Rating=3 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

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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?

I haven't read the other Princess Diaries books but saw the movies many years ago and thought they were great! I was excited to read more about Mia and am sad to say that I was disappointed. Mia is 26 years old in this book and is pretty shallow. She speaks of helping others but in a vague way and didn't share any interactions with those she was helping. The first half of the book she was obsessed with sex, her boyfriend Michael, and her "Rate the Royals Rating." I do understand that this is Mia's diary so the focus will be on her more than others, but I found it hard to pick up and read at times because it felt like a neverending cycle.

Once the scandal hit, though, the story got more interesting to me. There was high drama and lots of funny moments! At that point, she did have someone else to focus on and was interested in so I started to like her more. I don't want to say too much about the scandal, but it does introduce the character in Ms. Cabot's new middle grade series, and sounds like it will be a hit!

Mia has kept in touch with all her friends from high school so updates are given on them and what they are currently doing. Due to some language and lots of sexual innuendo and references, I wouldn't recommend this book to teens. While this missed the mark for me personally, women who have read the series from the beginning will probably enjoy reading more about Mia and Michael. 

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Meg CabotAbout Meg Cabot

Meg 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.

Meg’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 2nd: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, June 5th: booknerd
Monday, June 8th: Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, June 9th: Read-Love-Blog
Wednesday, June 10th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Thursday, June 11th: Mel’s Shelves
Monday, June 15th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, June 16th: Book Loving Hippo
Wednesday, June 17th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, June 18th: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Monday, June 22nd: Walking With Nora
Tuesday, June 23rd: View from the Birdhouse
Wednesday, June 24th: Spices Latte Reads
Thursday, June 25th:
Monday, June 29th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, June 30th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, July 1st: Book Him Danno!
Thursday, July 2nd: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Monday, July 6th: A Reader of Fictions
Tuesday, July 7th: A Dream Within a Dream
Wednesday, July 8th: In Bed with Books
Thursday, July 9th: Literary Lindsey
Monday, July 13th: Wall-to-Wall Books
TBD: Novel Escapes


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.

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