Blog Tour: ‘Royal Wedding’ by Meg Cabot Review

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Blog Tour: ‘Royal Wedding’ by Meg Cabot ReviewRoyal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #11
Published by William Morrow & Company on June 2nd, 2015
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Family, Friendship, Love & Romance
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Source: blog tours
four-stars
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?

About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. There have been over 25 million copies of Meg’s nearly 80 published books sold in 38 countries. Her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming.” She currently lives in Key West, Florida with her husband and various cats.
Full Bio
Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Born in the year of the Fire Horse (a notoriously unlucky astrological sign) and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

After working for ten years as an assistant residence hall director at New York University (an experience from which she occasionally draws inspiration for her best-selling Heather Wells mystery series), Meg wrote the Princess Diaries series, which was made into two hit movies by Disney. While over 25 million copies of Meg’s nearly 80 published books have been sold in 38 countries, Meg’s most proud of the letters she’s received from fans thanking her for helping them to overcome their “dislike of reading.”

Some of Meg’s fan favorites include the 1-800-Where-R-You? series (which has been reprinted under the title Vanished and was made into the Lifetime series called Missing), as well as All-American Girl and Avalon High (on which an original Disney Channel movie was based), and several books told entirely in emails and text messages (Boy Next Door/Boy Meets Girl/Every Boy’s Got One). A fourth book told in this format, The Boy is Back, will be published by HarperCollins in 2016.

Meg’s first ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, Royal Wedding, will be available in Summer 2015, along with an installment of the series for younger readers, From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess. Remembrance, a new book in the Mediator series, will be available in 2016.

Meg Cabot (her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming”) currently lives in Key West, Florida with her husband and various cats. If you see her husband, please do not tell him that he married a fire horse, as he has not figured it out yet.

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review

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Mia is now twenty-six years old. She’s come far from her teen years and has proven to be a wonderful princess of Genovia. She has wonderful supportive friends, a job she loves, a loving but meddling family and Michael, her high school sweetheart. Then she finds out something about her father that could change her life forever.

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I pretty much devoured this one. Written in a diary style, it includes written diary entries in Mia’s narrative style. There’s also snippets from newspapers, Internet articles and my favourite one of all text messages. So many funny bits, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. There’s also a running story-line which I was truly invested in and comparing this to the previous stories, you know Mia has grown up and matured into a wonderful adult.

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Not only does Meg Cabot get into the heart and soul of her main character, but she also gives sunny personalities to the secondary characters. Mia’s two best friends have been there from the beginning and I love how different they each are yet they are both so supportive and loving towards Mia. Lily and Tina are just the best fictional friends you could ask for. Then there’s Michael who is still the smartest, yet very wily and flirty at the same time. His emoii stories made me laugh out loud too. Can I also say how romantic his proposal to Mia was?? AHH SO CUTE *swoons* I don’t know if I should comment about Mia’s Grandmere because some of the things she said made me angry, but I have to remind myself she’s also fictional.

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Reading Royal Wedding brought me back to my teen years and I loved every minute of it! I’m so glad Meg Cabot decided to add another final book to the collection. It just made it that much sweeter. If you haven’t read this series yet, give it a go..I know you’ll laugh out loud as much as I did.


 

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quotes

I don’t know what’s happening to me. I lie when I should tell the truth, and tell the truth when I lie. (4)
Honestly, what good is owning a castle if the person you love doesn’t want to share it with you? (13)
You would think that in the enlightened era in which we live, a single girl could have a boyfriend and a career and also a healthy sex life without getting called names. (55)
We need to have a relaxing weekend away from orange-throwing Genovians and your insane family. (92)
Grandmère believes that Ron Weasley, not Voldemort, is the villain of the Harry Potter series. (163)
Did your brain skip out through your vagina along with the baby when you gave birth? (223)
However much they’re paying teachers these days, it is not enough. Middle-schoolers are animals. (295)

reading progress

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rating

5/5

four-stars

8 Comments

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  2. Heather J @ TLC Book Tours

    June 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    I love when a book brings back such wonderful teenage memories!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

    • giselle

      June 6, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      Me too, reminds me of that time! Thanks so much for hosting the tour

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  4. Meredith @ A Book Lover's Corner

    June 5, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    This brought back so many memories! I loved both the book and movie series which is a rarity. I look forward to reading this in the future. Great review!
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    • giselle

      June 5, 2015 at 6:55 PM

      ME TOO! Oh it’s just sooo hilarious..The entire book I was loling to myself. Hope you like it as much as I did!

  5. vvb

    June 5, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Sounds so cute. Only read book one. And then the movies came out which got me distracted. I didn’t feel the need to read the rest of the series after the moves. But this book makes me want to revisit this series. Gonna have to carve out some time for binge reading this 😉
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    • giselle

      June 5, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      I’m sure it won’t take too long. Her books are super quick, you can probably get through them fast. I love Meg’s writing!

  6. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    June 5, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Another long series that I am tempted to start but also afraid of…these sound like cute reads!
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    • giselle

      June 5, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      They’re super adorable! I love all the characters.. Well maybe not her Grandma lol

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