So, I love The Princess Diaries movies. There’s just something so sweet and cute about them. Not to mention, seeing Julie Andrews as the Queen of Genovia? Awesome. Because I love those movies, I’d always wanted to give the books a try since I’ve heard they’re a bit different than the movies. While picking up Daughter of Smoke & Bone at the library the other day, I saw this book and thought I’d pick it up. I started it and finished it a few hours later. Definitely a quick read. Here’s the Goodreads summary.
“She’s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…
News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that’s why a limo meets her at the airport!)
Downer: Dad can’t have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)
Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.
Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he’s royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty–no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what’s a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?”
I love the Princess Diaries movies and so I’ve wanted to read the books for a while. I’m so glad I started them. I’m anxious to see how they differ from the movies.