First off, I’m a fan of Meg Cabot. I love the funny details she gets into her stories, and her way of telling them with flair. I know my main character is safe, I know she’ll be ok, and in a world of uncertainty I need that in my everyday reads.
A few years back I picked up queen of babble and loved it. Lizzie Nichols (main character) introduced me to chocolate bars on fresh french bread, and the story was sweet and I’ve re-read it a few times. Now, the second came out (I was surprised to see a second one!) and I HATED IT. Honestly. I get that stories have to have drama and such… but it tore apart the fairytale land that I set up in my head in the first book. Now since I do adore Meg Cabot, and I just (finally) read and loved the boy next door , so faith in Meg restored I decided to give the newest in the queen of babble series a shot. (queen of babble gets hitched)
and I actually liked it. Also, I think my problem with book #2 is that I did NOT know it was set up as a trilogy when I started #1. Had I known that I would have had different expectations. Know what I mean? Honestly I could live without knowing about books #2 and #3, but I do like where she got Lizzie’s world by the end of the book. So we’re good again Meg. Keep on writing, and I’ll keep reading.
I do want to know how Meg Cabot writes so freaking much though. I understand she’s not writing books that are super heavy or needing extensive research, but really. Does she dictate in the car? Have a full staff of assistants? Whatever it is… dang. It inspires me to get off my rear and DO a bit more in general!
So that’s where I’m off to. This girl has some SCARY messes to clean up… and a big picture deadline to meet!