posted at Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM | Reviews, Young Adult
What's a Princess to do?
It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her eighteenth birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections. What's not to love about her life? Well . . . everyone adores her dreamy boyfriend, J.P., but Mia is not sure he's the one. Her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life. That senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it. And her father is losing in the Genovian polls--to Mia's loathsome cousin Rene!
With not just Genovia's but her own future hanging in the balance, Mia's got some choices to make. And what she decides might determine not just the next four years but . . . forever!
One of my bookish quirks has always been my hesitance to read a series out of order, even if they’re companions or the order really doesn’t matter (as in Discworld). In this one instance, I’ve intentionally and thoughtfully set this aside, and, yes, it does bug me a bit and I do have some misgivings. With Royal Wedding next on my TBR, the time had come to finish The Princess Diaries series, which I’d abandoned many years ago after book seven. I loathed the fact that Mia hadn’t grown or changed hardly at all in seven books, and I was done. Gillian (Writer of Wrongs) told me that 8 and 9 were not going to be any more enjoyable to me, with the ship all in tatters, so I decided to skip to Forever Princess. Part of me will always hate that I skipped those two books, but I’m very glad I decided to leap back into the series, and Forever Princess got back to what I loved about The Princess Diaries: Michael Moscovitz.