Review: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot + Giveaway!

Title: Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #11
Published: 06.02.15
Pages: 435
Acquired: Purchased Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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?

My Review:

I have to admit that I have never read any of the other books in this series. But I was a fan of the movies when I was younger so I decided to give it a go. After reading some heavier books this last couple of weeks, I wanted to pick up something light and fun and quick read. This book definitely was light and fun, but I didn't realize it was 400 pages! Adult paperbacks can be misleading! 

Almost immediately when I started this book I was taken back to the Disney movie! Yes you shouldn't compare the movies to the book, but since it was my only form of reference to this story I couldn't help it. I couldn't help but picture a young Anne Hathaway and Dame Julie Andrews! But alas shortly after I was disappointed to find that some of the characters I really enjoyed from the movies either did not have as big of a part or their characters were completely differently. Book Clarice (Juile Andrews) character is not as warm and loving as she is in the movie. And Lily Mia's best friend doesn't have as big of a role as I would have liked. 

This story was told in the form on journal entries, text messages and e-mails. A from of writing that I am really starting to enjoy. Even though story telling through the form of journal entries was sometimes choppy I never felt like we were missing anything in the over-all story plot. 

There were three main plot-twists and two of were ones that I saw coming mile away and the predictability took some of the excitement away from the story. One of the plot twists was just blatantly thrown in there with a clue that was frankly so out of place that I doubt anyone reading this story missed it. 

Lastly the main aspect that made give this book only an average rating was the fact that even though the book is titled "Royal Wedding" the wedding in and out of its self for only a minor arch in the over-all story plot. This book was one I enjoyed but one that I will probably not-reread of have stand out in the long list of books involving a royal story line. 

So because I don't believe that this is a book I will ever re-read I am giving my copy of away! So enter away! 

Open internationally!
All entries will be checked! 


  1. The Sin Eater's Daughter. I liked it, but the hype was so crazy that I was let down in the end!

  2. I read the first PD book and didn't like it as much as the movies.
    I'm not sure any book has been a huge disappointment this year for me yet. Probably Graceling by Kristin Cashore.... I liked the story, but the writing style just wasn't there for me. I still read Fire, which was an improvement as far as writing style, and I'm sure I'll read the last book, too.... Eventually... :)

  3. The Sin Eater's Daughter--I just couldn't get into it so I quit reading. I had high hopes it would be for me.

  4. I have read all the books in the series during my teenage years. I loved them. Don't know whether I would like them now though.

  5. I remember reading this series back in 5th/6th grade! I cannot believe there is another book that has come out, talk about nostalgia! I am sad you did not think it was that great, I was hoping it would leave the series going out with a bang.
    I haven't had any big flops this year, the How to Train Your Dragon book was really, really bad, but I had been forewarned about it, so I wasn't too disappointed.

  6. I can't think of anything that has been disappointing this year. I've actually come across a lot of good reads, but Sacre Bleu, which was a book club read, I found very confusing.


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