Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot, published by Macmillan on 2nd July 2015
A brand-new new adult instalment of the most popular YA series in all the land! Princess Mia is engaged to be married, but since when in Mia's life did anything go to plan?! Fall back in love with Mia in this new book for older readers.
As a massive fan of The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot, I screamed with joy when I heard that she would finally be revisiting Mia Thermopolis aka Crown Princess of Genovia and giving all us readers an update on what's happened in the life of everyone's favourite Princess.
Having grown-up with a teenage Mia, I loved seeing her now as a (fairly) confident twenty-five year old woman. She may be older but she is still the same funny and wonderful Mia and yes, Fat Louie is still by her side. My prayers were answered by the fact that she and the irresistible Michael Moscovitz are also still a couple and the scenes that the two of them share in the book were definitely my favourite bits. They are so utterly adorable together and it's great that they are high school sweethearts who are even more in love with each other now. Ahhh! I'm feeling all gooey inside now.
Cabot brings back all the other characters too that we know and love, including best friend Lilly and Tina Hakim Baba, as well as her formidable Grandmere. It actually makes a lot of sense to have Mia with the same circle of friends because being a Princess a lot of people do not genuinely know the real her or they want to become friends with her just because of who she is. This means that fans get treated to some classic Mia/Lilly moments, as well as some pretty hilarious conversations between Mia and her irrepressible Grandmere.
There are some very fan-pleasing moments in the book, including a huge surprise near the end. I'm so happy that Meg Cabot truly does justice to this wonderful series and keeps Mia's legacy in-tact. I desperately want more now!
'Royal Wedding' is a fantastic addition to The Princess Diaries series. Although an adult novel, rather than YA, I think this perfectly suits fans of the books who have, like Mia, grown-up and want to see what happened to their favourite gang of friends.
This is a five star Royal read!