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)
Reviewed on: 04/13/2015 Release date: 06/01/2015 Genre: Fiction
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