Review: Princess in Waiting (Princess Diaries Vol. 4)


Princess in Waiting
(The Princess Diaries #4)
by Meg Cabot

Never before has the world seen such a princess.

Nor have her own subjects, for that matter. Mia’s royal introduction to Genovia has mixed results: while her fashion sense is widely applauded, her position on the installation of public parking meters is met with resistance.

But the politics of bureaucracy are nothing next to Mia’s real troubles. Between canceled dates with her long—sought—after royal consort, a second semester of the dreaded Algebra, more princess lessons from Grandmère as a result of the Genovian parking—meter thing, and the inability to stop gnawing on her fingernails, isn’t there anything Mia is good at besides inheriting an unwanted royal title?


Princess Mia was finally in Genovia with her Grandmere, and her princess lessons continued during her winter break. When she met the people of Genovia, Mia had unintentionally started a debate about the installation of parking meters in the place, which didn’t bode well with her constituents.

I just thought Princess Mia complained a lot in this book. She always said she had no idea how they ended up together, and that she missed Michael a lot, especially now that they’re continents apart, but how come she didn’t call him first? Too shy? Too un-princess-like? Whatever, I didn’t get why she got so whiny and all but didn’t make any effort to confirm or refute her claim.

Insecurities aside, I will still continue with the series – I have book 5 ready for my perusal – and hopefully, Mia would grow up and be more mature.


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