Review: Princess in the Spotlight (Princess Diaries #2)

Posted September 17, 2015 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Review: Princess in the Spotlight (Princess Diaries #2)Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #2
Published On: March 2002
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Maturity Level: MG - no sexual content
4 Stars
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Just when Mia thought she had the whole Princess thing under control... Things get out of hand, fast! There's the havoc of the interview's aftermath and her dreaded princess lessons at the Plaza. Plus an unexpected announcement from her mother and intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer. Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn't been seen since volume I of The Princess Diaries.

What's an heir to the royal throne to do?


I love how simple these covers are. I hope the adult books in this series will match it.

Initial Thoughts

So clearly movie #2 is going to be nothing like this book since Mia hasn’t even gone to Genovia yet. No expectations then!

My New BFF

I’m liking Mia so far. She’s a pretty decent main character. I’m really not liking Lily. She annoys me and I hate it when characters are annoying. I’m looking forward to seeing Mia in a bigger role though. I can’t wait to see what it’s like when she starts acting more like a princess.

My Crush

I’m not liking any of the male characters yet in this book. Stay tuned!

Writing Style

I’m finding Meg Cabot’s writing is really fun and easy to read. Her characters are a little underdeveloped but I’m hoping she remedies that in the next book. The plot was pretty fun to read even though it could be slow at times. Either way I’m still looking forward to the next book.

Closing Thoughts

I can see potential in this series even though the start so far hasn’t been incredible. That’s ok. Some series need a slower start to make room for a great ending. I’ve heard good things about this series so I’m hoping it doesn’t let me down!


Mia, when I recognize a human soul crying out for self-actualization, I am powerless to stop myself. I must do what I can to see that that person’s dream is realized.

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