The Princess Present
Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too.
But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol,...more
I actually love reading about Genovia and Mia spending time there with her Grandmère.And,even though I think that Lily is insufferable most of the time,I found her actions in this book extremely funny and entertaining.Michael is purr-fect,as always.Love the balcony scene and,of course,the gift exchange scene. ♥
Hmmm, probably my least favorite novella.
And you want to know why.
The phrase you want to tell Lilly throughout the entire book.
If I were Grandmere, I’d throw her in the dungeon. She basically caused an international incident. Mia should remember this for future reference (cough, wedding planning, cough).
If you could get pass the Lilly hate in this one, the plot was pretty simple. It was basically a redux of “The Gift of the Magi” ...more
PARENT NOTE: One punch thrown at a roy ...more
The ending of this book was the biggest cliche of all time.
Mia bought a gift for Micheal for his favorite thing.
Micheal bought a gift for Mia for her favorite thing.
Give to each other...
Only to find out they both sold their favorite thing to buy the gifts....
Mia really bothers me in this book thou, you're a freaking princess lady, it's time to act like it. I get it, you're young and want to enjoy life, but you now have things you need to do, so stop thinking ab ...more
Even though I was crazy about it, the 6th sequel was the last one I read.
Not a long time ago I decided to change that, and not quite sure it was a good idea. It's definately not what I remembered.
Couldn't stop thinking for a second how badly I wanted to slap Lilly.
Off to the book 7.
Okay, so The Princess Present was a very short novella and I loved every second of it because it was short . I'm trying ...more
I read the 'Party Princess' before reading this and after reading this book, I don't see that it really fit in the order she put it. This book feels like it should have come after Party Princess instead of before.
That aside ^ I love Mia's love for Buffy and that she has the action figures. I never knew there were action figures, but I've always been a fan of Buffy.
Lilly is annoying and a pain in the ass like always. I don't understand why Mia is fr ...more
ETA 10 years later: This book is a really cute Princess Diaries take on Gift of the Magi, and it’s a lot of fun seeing Mia princessing around with other young royals. In fact, I think the relationship with the other princes and princesses was really worth exploring more. Lilly remains an utterly reprehensible human being, but at least Mia is finally cottoning on to that fact and not putting up with her BS. The best part was the juxtaposition of Ameri ...more
Pffft. Is Michael better than Giles? I think not.
And that’s all I’m going to say about her because this novella isn’t about Lilly. It’s about Michael and Mia and their Christmas presents to each other. The Princess Present was basically a retelling of The Gift of the Magi, which is my favorite short story ever, so I really liked this one!
The main strengths of this novella were Michael and Mia’s gift exchange and the funny events at the ball organized by Clarisse. The big w ...more
"Mademoiselle, you intoxicate me."
To which Lilly replied, "You have Roquefort on your cravat, kid."
I'm 22 and I'm reading: The Princess Present (The Princess Diaries #6.5).
It was boring and irritating, though. Thank you, Lilly.
Mia is still...Mia.
Lilly is still a total bitch.
Michael is still a bae (that's a good think, btw).
"Please tell her I will always love her, though others may try to keep us apart!"
"Uh," I'd replied. "Whatever you say, dude."
I was tickled by references to the two Disney made movies about her life (I kind of wish she had complained about Nicholas in them) and that she hung out with Princes William and Harry. Those kinds of things are absolutely charming. The ending was also kind of like "Gift of the M ...more
Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun ...more