Review: Princess in Waiting (Princess Diaries #4)

Posted September 27, 2015 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Review: Princess in Waiting (Princess Diaries #4)Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #4
Published On: March 2003
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Maturity Level: MG - no sexual content
4 Stars
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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?


Still loving these covers. My favourite part is that they all match!

Initial Thoughts

I was a little disappointed after reading the last book. Plus we still haven’t gotten to Genovia yet. So my expectations were lower going into this one.

My New BFF

I liked Mia a lot more in this book. She was less whiny and started to grow up a little I think. I’m not really a big fan of her relationship with Lily’s brother (I can’t even remember his name right now). I don’t find him a very interesting character and I can just tell that him and Mia won’t be together forever. Which is fine, but I’d like Mia to be a little more interesting.

My Crush

Still no crushes yet in this book. Can we have a decent male character please?!

Writing Style

Her writing picked up for sure in this book. The plot was more interesting and the characters are starting to develop more. I’m hoping that it picks up a little more quickly now to keep me interested.

Closing Thoughts

I enjoyed this book as much as the first two. Let’s just not talk about the third one. It doesn’t exist to me. So far I’m really enjoying this series and I’m looking forward to continuing. It’s a little weird reading these books as an adult but I can remember when some of Mia’s thoughts went through my head. It’s kind of fun remembering when you were that young. I’m really looking forward to the next book and hopefully some more Genovia!


“French: why does this language even exist? Everyone there speaks english anyway.”

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One response to “Review: Princess in Waiting (Princess Diaries #4)

  1. I have read the first three books but still not read this one. I like Lily’s brother in the film, but not so much in the books, he is a little arrogant. Great review.

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