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The Princess Diaries Review

Reading as slowed down but it is still a part of my life.  AND If I’m reading, then I’m reviewing.  Below is my review of The Princess Diaries.  I borrow the book from the library and do intend to borrow the next one in the series.


The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a fan of the movies, I had some expectations when I finally sat down to read this book. While I know books and movies are two very different arenas, I had this idea laid out of this story. What a surprise it was to find out that the book was so very different.

Mia is the same lovable character that I met in the movie, and reading her private thoughts instead of seeing the situation laid out was a good experience. There was something engaging and quirky about the book Mia. Anne Hathaway plays her excellently, but book Mia was just different, and I LOVED that.

While the book is short, only 228 pages, it is still an engaging and fun read. It’s high-strung and dramatic at times; but, you are reading the thoughts of a high school freshman. It is always thoughtful and powerful because it explores the mechanics of relationships.

The displays of friendships and relationships play out nicely. While it is only high school, we never really outgrown the dynamics of clicks. And this book looks at how those clicks work. How Mia is sloshing through it. From being invisible to front page news. Seeing how others will use and bruise you and others will always have your back.

This book is a beautiful nod to friendship. It’s a well-written tale about a nobody who is a somebody. It’s a wonderful coming of age story about a girl who is learning her role. I’m excited to continue reading the series.

Would I recommend this book: Yes.
Did I love this book: Yes.
Do you need to read the rest of the books: Yes.

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Beautiful Darkness: My review.

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If you know me you know I love to read but don’t always get to complete a book.  So yes, finally I finished another book.   I really liked reading this book.  So below the line is my Goodreads review.  Check it out!


 

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is this the book that changes the world. No. But is this a book that will entertain you as you enter into another world that can only be found in the pages of a book. Yes.

I have to say I enjoyed reading this. There were some mundane parts. Some highly impossible moments that seemed as if the writer was taking a shortcut or two. But I liked reading it. I enjoy Ethan’s story. How he and Lena have to deal with the worlds of caster and mortal. Seeing how the song changes. How impossible and improvable intertwine with what is actually happening.

It’s a fun read. It’s a quick read, once I got past the first few chapters, I couldn’t really put it down. It kept me drawn in.

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