{Review} Princess in the Spotlight – Mia’s Problems and Obsession with Boyfriends

Posted February 15, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Princess in the Spotlight – Mia’s Problems and Obsession with BoyfriendsPrincess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #2
Publisher: Listening Library (2001)
{4 hours and 47 minutes} (257 pages)
Via: Library
Also by this author: Victoria and the Rogue, The Princess Diaries
Also in this series: The Princess Diaries
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Re-Reading, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016


No one ever said being a princess was easy.
Just when Mia thought she had the whole princess thing under control, things get out of hand, fast. First there's an unexpected announcement from her mother. Then Grandmère arranges a national primetime interview for the brand-new crown princess of Genovia. On top of that, intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer begin to arrive.
Before she even has the chance to wonder who those letters are from, Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn't been seen since volume I of The Princess Diaries.

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My Review

I listened to Princess in the Spotlight on audio while traveling. Again we have Anne Hathaway as a narrator which is amazing. It was a light read that allowed me to focus on driving while listening.

Princess in the Spotlight begins shortly after The Princess Diaries ends. Mia is given yet another shocking piece of news to start off the book: her mother is pregnant. The surprises don’t stop there, though. Mia is scheduled for a primetime interview, her grandmother is interfering, and someone is sending her love letters.

Most of Mia’s focus in this book is on her relationship status, or lack thereof. It is as though she does not feel that she is complete without a boyfriend and she is only a high school freshman. It is ridiculous and actually sad that this is the way Mia is choosing to define herself.

Then Mia’s maternal grandparents from Iowa show up in New York City with Mia’s cousin Hank. This side of Mia’s family is very different from her father and Grandmere. Once we have met the grandparents Thermopolis, it is crazy to think that Mia’s mother is their daughter. They are nothing alike.

To me, this book was just okay. The characters are still developing as they learn more about themselves, mainly Mia. In all, this was just an easy re-read for me.


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