Friday, August 15, 2008

The Queen of Babble Gets Hitched - Meg Cabot

Okay so you're saying to yourself - " Isn't she the one who writes the Princess Diaries for younger readers?"

Well yes you're right - but Meg Cabot also writes a number of novels geared towards adults.

This novel is the sequel to The Queen of Babble and Queen of Babble in the Big City.

Lizzie Nichols is finally engaged to Luke, which is what she's always wanted - right? Then why is she so attracted to Chaz - Luke's best friend? And why can't her mother understand why she doesn't want to have her wedding in their backyard instead of Luke's family estate in France? At least her career - restoring wedding dresses - is going well. Or it was until the owners of the shop have to leave her on her own for a while and chaos breaks out.

You get the idea - this is just a really great chick lit read. Cabot's writing is fresh and funny. Everyone can identify with Lizzie -she tries to please everyone, has a hard time not saying what she thinks and worries constantly about almost everything. Cabot has created an endearing, lovable character that you just want to cheer for.

You could read this novel as a stand alone, but I think you would find it so much funnier to start at the beginning.

Fans of Sophie Kinsella would also enjoy this series.


Ruth King said...

I really enjoyed The Princess Diaries, but have yet to read any of Meg Cabot's books aimed at adults. I'll have to look into this series! Thanks for the review.

Lexi said...

Hi, I've just popped over from Authonomy, and you really are an avid, rabid reader!

Nice blog.