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Monday, August 4, 2008

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

Title: Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Author: Meg Cabot

Summary:

Big mouth. Big heart.

Big wedding. Big problems.

It's the wedding of the century!

Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she loves in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life's become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings—not necessarily her own—as Lizzie prepares for her dream wedding at her fiancé's château in the south of France.

But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man—whom Lizzie might once have accidentally slept with . . . no, really, just slept—announces his total lack of support for the couple, a sentiment the maid of honor happens to second; Lizzie's Midwestern family can't understand why she doesn't want to have her wedding in the family backyard; her future, oh-so-proper French in-laws seem to be slowly trying to lure the groom away from medical school and back into investment banking; and Lizzie finds herself wondering if her Prince Charming really is as charming as she once believed.

Is Lizzie really ready to embrace her new role as wife and mistress of Château Mirac? Or is she destined to fall into another man's arms . . . and into the trap of becoming a Bad Girl instead?


Rating: 3/5

Good:

Meg Cabot is hilariously funny... but that's nothing new with this novel. The third Queen of Babble novel is just as hilarious as the first two, and also just as easy of a read. Lizzie's character has always made me laugh, simply because she creates so many problems for herself. But Meg Cabot's voice in the novel is apparent, as is the fact that there will be a happy ending. This book was just cute and fun, an excellent beach/summer read.

Bad:

Uh-oh, here we go. I'll admit it, I liked this book. But I'm also not afraid to admit that it had it's flaws. Compared to the first two books, I thought this one was not nearly as good as it could have been. It was funny, but not as laugh-out-loud-hilarious as I expected. And the outcome was so obvious from the beginning, and while I was reading I was sort of hoping for another unexpected ending like in the second book, simply because I wanted to be proved wrong.

I was disappointed, though, that the book was so predictable. I'd still recommend the series, but this book was a bit disappointing.

1 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Chelsea, I just found your blog and it's great to get some ideas of new books to read :) Catherine and my Bumpkin Bears

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