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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts.
Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...

Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.
But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.

Review: I read Airhead just last month and picked up my hold of this sequel a couple of days ago. Let me just tell you that it was a whole lot better than its previous book. Don't get me wrong, Airhead was great, but it didn't have much plot. Sure the writing was superb, but what really happened? I think the first book's purpose was just to introduce us to the characters and the story; Being Nikki is where the story really begins.

There is much more going on in this book than the first one. For one, we get to know of Nikki's life more--including her family. The story also reveals a possible reason why Nikki's brain stopped functioning. It also shows more of the modeling career Nikki or Em has, and talks more about Stark. It definitely has more layers to it making it a very enjoyable read. I loved it and can't wait for the next one, Runaway, coming out.

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5 comments:

Kate said...

Interesting review. I have not read either book and was not aware they were related. Wow, where have I been. Lol. I think I may have to add these to my TBR pile. Thanks.

Kelsey said...

I love this series. I agree Being Nikki was amazing! Great review(:

Kaylee said...

I really liked this book too and agree on everything you're saying. Can't wait for the next one! =)

Miranda said...

hmm...I never really liked Meg Cabot's books. I'm sure there are some that are good and this one sounds like one of them. I'm thinking I'll give it a try. Thanks for the review.
Also like the new look for the site!

anndrreaaa said...

I see her books everytime I go somewhere but I've still never read any of them.. for some reason I associate her w/ Hailey Abbott's type of books(which I don't so much enjoy). I guess I would have to read one & find out though.

BTW while I'm here, it looks like we have some similar book interests so I'm now following your blog :]

Feel free to vist mine also:
http://ireadd.blogspot.com

I'm kind of new to this so any suggestions are welcome! Oh & be sure to enter the contest I'm running! Thanks ;]
--Andrea