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? – Goodreads
Alright. Teenage me loved teenaged Mia. Is it any surprise that 20-something me loves 20-something Mia?!
It was like greeting an old friend after a while—the kind you were good friends with but never friended on Facebook, so you have no idea what’s new in their life. I was immediately hooked and was so excited to read about her and Michael, Grandmere, her father, and more. There were several plot “twists” that were easy to spot, but still enjoyable to read.
I can’t help but read this book in Anne Hathaway’s voice. And Grandmere’s extreme dislike of gingers (mixed with Harry Potter references)? Meg Cabot, you slay me.
“Despite all evidence to the contrary, Grandmere believes that Ron Weasley, not Voldemort, is the villain of the Harry Potter series.”
Overall, I loved, loved, loved this book. It was a total nostalgic trip and I really enjoyed it. If you read The Princess Diaries as a kid, I strongly recommend this! 5/5 on Goodreads.