Friday, 2 September 2011
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: Princess Diaries (book 10)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release Date: 2 Jan 2009
Mia is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. This is your one and only chance to find out how it all ends – including the answers to hotter than hot questions like: Is the practically perfect J.P. the real love of Mia’s life? Will an election in Genovia mean the end of princessdom for Mia? Is she REALLY the last virgin at Albert Einstein High? And finally, crucially, will Michael Moscovitz return from Japan and make a last-minute romantic gesture just in time to save our heroine from making a VERY big mistake???
This review contains spoilers!!!
I expected this book to sum up everything that we've been left wondering about, but I also expected some horrible turns - for someone to die, or Mia to lose the throne or something like that. I couldn't think what else would make this an ending that would go out with a bang. No one died and Mia is still a Princess but I was not disappointed at all, in fact I loved this book more than any other in the series.
I was a bit thrown off at first as it starts 2 years after number nine ended. But you are soon caught up with her life.
Micheal's invention has taken off he is returning from Japan a millionaire. His robotic medical arm is going out to hospitals around the world, each one selling for over a million pounds. Mia didn't know Michael was coming back, she is now dating J.P, has been for two years, but why does her heart skip and jump at the thought of seeing Michael again.
Lilly and Mia are still not friends but are being civil to each other. Mia is now friends with Lana who turns out not to be as bitchy as she cam across in the first few books, she's actually very nice, just direct.
I loved the mix up of characters and relationships. I was screaming at Mia to dump J.P - whereas I liked him in the last two books, I could see how much he had changed, and I always had a soft spot for Michael.
Tina is still one of my favourite characters and I love how she is there for Mia and not afraid to say what she thinks.
This is the longest of the books in the series but I got through it just as quick as I thoroughly enjoyed it, the plot was much better planned out I think and you could tell the characters had grown up.
A lot of the questions were answered and it had a very satisfying ending.
I am glad I read this series and it ended just perfectly. It was one of those you could put down with a contented sigh.
I would put a warning out saying there is quite a lot of reference to sex in this book so it may not be suitable for younger readers.
I would give this book 8.5/10 - the perfect ending to the series, I laughed and I cried. Fabulous. Long Live Princess Mia!
Posted by barmybex at 21:32