Saturday, March 26, 2016

Princess in Love

1141600Goodreads Says:    Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo may seem the luckiest girl ever. She's a princess, for starters. She also lives in New York City. And while she's no supermodel, mirrors do not crack at her reflection. Best of all, she finally has a boyfriend.

The truth is, however, that Mia spends all her time doing one of three things: preparing for her nerve-racking entree into Genovian society under the slave-driving but elegant Grandmere, slogging through congestion unique to Manhattan in December, and avoiding further smooches from her hapless boyfriend, Kenny.

All she wants is a little peace and quiet...and a certain someone else to be her boyfriend. For Mia, being a princess in love is not the fairy tale it's supposed to be...or is it?

My Thoughts:

-    Is Mia going to grow/mature anytime soon? Or at least have some character development? I've read this series before, but it has been a while, and I remember being this annoyed with Mia. I guess not a lot of time has passed. It has only been a couple months in the timeline. 

-    It really bugs me that Mia is more concerned about stupid teenager stuff than her introduction to the Genovian people. Her priorities are all messed up. She needs to take a step back and look at the big picture. I wish the book had more of Mia training to be a princess.

-    I'm SO tired of Mia worrying about "self-actualization" for herself and everyone else. 

-    Lilly is a lame friend. She is very critical and doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself. Tina is a WAY better friend and a lot more supportive. Mia can actually talk to Tina and be open with her.

-    I do have to admit that I like the Mia/Michael relationship. Michael is hot. . .at least he is in my head.

-    I kinda feel bad for Kenny. He seems like a really nice guy, and Mia shouldn't have encouraged him like she did. 

Previous Book in The Princess Diaries Series:
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  1. Sometimes I think when adults write YA the characters are even stupider than real teenagers. Of course I've met some pretty stupid teenagers that are complete drama queens...I've met some adults like that too, though, now that I think about it. Sigh! I'm really thinking I'll skip these books after all.

    1. I don't know any teenagers or remember any teenagers that were quite like Mia or Lilly or a lot of these characters. They drive me crazy! It is probably wise to not waste your time with these books.