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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel
     

Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

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by Meg Cabot
 

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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

Overview

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?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/13/2015
Cabot charms in the latest installation of her Princess Diaries series (after Forever Princess), the 11th book and the first geared to adults. Lovably neurotic Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia has plenty on her plate—dodging the paparazzi and online stalkers, dealing with insulting bloggers, and, of course, attending to her royal duties—when her life turns to absolute chaos. After Mia’s longtime love, Michael Moscovitz, pops the question on a romantic beach getaway, Mia thinks a happy ending is all but assured. She doesn’t count on her quirky father’s antics, meeting a close relative for the first time, and a shocking surprise in the family department, one that is destined to change the course of Mia’s life. Readers who first discovered Cabot’s Princess books as teens will enjoy seeing Mia and Michael all grown up, and new readers will enjoy this sweet contemporary tale. Since this is being billed as the final book in the series, one hopes that Cabot will reconsider and write more of Mia and Michael’s story, especially given the developments near the book’s end. Pure fun. (June)
Booklist
“a whirlwind of jaw-dropping, hilarious, and occasionally touching events. Original fans of the series, now adults themselves, will be thrilled with this, but it will be enjoyable for those on either side of Cabot’s extensive fan base.”
Library Journal
05/01/2015
Princess Mia is all grown up. In Cabot's first "Princess Diaries" installment for adults, the New York Times best-selling author resurfaces the Genovian royal and her drama after a six-year hiatus. In the previous volume (2009's Forever Princess), Mia was headed off to college in the arms of sweetheart and tech genius Michael, and the small European nation her family rules was taking tentative steps toward a more democratic government. Now, the put-together twentysomething has just launched a community center for underserved teens, is advocating for immigration reform in her country, trying to avoid the tabloids, and hoping to discover the identity of a social media stalker. The supporting characters who fans have grown to love have also returned, including the too-perfect Michael, abrasive Lilly, and merciless Grandmère. As talky as ever, Mia has resumed writing in her diary to relieve stress and continues to recount her travails with heart and humor. The passages are interspersed with borderline preachy remarks on women's rights, health issues, and celebrity-obsessed culture. Still, the reveals, even pacing, breezy tone, and of course, flamboyant royal wedding will engage fans and charm new readers. The protagonist matures by the novel's close and the ending leaves the series wide open for future books. VERDICT This standout in the genre is for lovers of fairy tale-like romance, fans of the series, and chick lit readers.—Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2015-03-19
Princess Mia faces grown-up problems in this adult installment of Cabot's popular Princess Diaries series (Forever Princess, 2009, etc.). "I always thought when I became an adult everything would become less confusing, but unfortunately, everything's only become more confusing," Mia Thermopolis writes in her journal. Now in her mid-20s and the founder of a community center for children and teens, the princess of Genovia is dealing with problems she couldn't even have imagined back in her teenage diaries. She's finally engaged to the love of her life, Michael Moscovitz, but the stress of a royal wedding might drive her insane. As if planning a wedding that will be shown on live television isn't enough, she also has to deal with a stalker, the confusing romantic lives of her parents, the press intruding in her life, and her meddling grandmother. But it's a huge bombshell about her family that truly changes Mia's life. Throughout it all, Mia is still the lovably anxious and awkward character she's been since the beginning of the series. Cabot has a knack for hilarious dialogue and zany characters, but she also creates a story that's full of heart. Fans who grew up with Mia will relish this opportunity to spend more time in her world. This funny, heartwarming story is royally perfect from start to finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062379078
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Series:
Princess Diaries , #11
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
96,117
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
Website:
http://www.megcabot.com

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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ImpalaChick More than 1 year ago
I really loved this one, possibly more than the original series. I grew up with the books, and being in my early 20s now, this was a really fun read. It's a bit shorter than the average book I read (I finished it in about 3 hours), but it's really charming and fun. I hope the new Mediator book is half as good as this, because if it is, it will still get a 5/5 from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up with Princess Mia, and have been taking time to read back through the Princess Diaries series over the last year, so when I heard about Royal Wedding, of course I bought it immediately. I was not disappointed! Mia is still Mia, and her life is still all about dealing with one crazy event after another... just with a bit more grace and experience under her belt. I much enjoyed getting to learn what everyone from the series is up to now, and as always, I enjoyed Mia's quippy voice telling us about her absurd life. Fans of the series should love this new installment. It is wonderful, hilarious fun!
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Christine Exe More than 1 year ago
The Princess Diaries was one of my favorite series growing up. I grew up with Mia and related to her a lot. Now Mia has grown up with me and I can read these books and still see some of myself in her. She's still the same loveable neurotic princess but in a more mature and toned down way. Getting a look into Mia's future and where she is in her life years after high school is more than I could have ever hoped for. This book is hilarious and full of wonderful nostalgia that I think all fans of the series will enjoy!
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