Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Review: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Haven’t read AIRHEAD yet? Read my review of that one first because this is the sequel.

BEING NIKKI opens up with Em being Nikki in an exotic photo shoot in the Caribbean. This installment mostly focuses on the downside of being a famous face with Em facing one problem after another. There are fake (and real) relatives, the fact that her best friend/crush Christopher still doesn’t know the truth, and of course, the growing realization that Stark Industries is up to something evil.

There’s a lot going on in terms of plot, and there are quite a few exciting scenes and reveals. I would’ve liked MORE Lulu since she’s still my favorite character, but Stephen (Nikki’s tough military brother) and Felix (Christopher’s hilariously nerdy cousin) are great additions to the cast. Of course I had to start RUNAWAY right after I finished, so the two are kind of running together in my mind now. I will say that RUNAWAY was my favorite book of the three, and you’ll find out why tomorrow!

Find out more about the AIRHEAD series at Meg Cabot’s website.

Oh and in case you haven’t heard yet, tomorrow is also the big twitter celebration for the release of RUNAWAY.



Since it starts at 2:30 a.m. for me in Germany, I probably won't be there, but I'm sure you'll still have fun without me...especially if you win one of the fab prizes!

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm really looking forward to starting this series!

Library Cat said...

These novels sound quite complex in a wonderful sort of way!

Zibilee said...

This looks like a really cool series and I will be checking back to see what you thought of Runaway. It seems like there is a lot to love with these books!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I am really excited to read this series. I absolutely love Meg's writing. She cracks me up! (Also, if everything goes right, I should be meeting her this weekend. Squee!)

LovesSam said...

I feel like a total fraud because I haven't read any of Meg Cabot's books. This one does sound really interesting. I feel like i'm missing out on something that everyone seems to love. I may have to buy one of her books and be in the cool gang ha

Lenore said...

Sam - This series was my first Meg Cabot. It is really the only time I've been interested enough by a premise to pick up her books. Most of the time, they seem to girly for me.

BookChic said...

I love Meg's books and just finished this one last night. I'll be starting Runaway next week sometime once I finish two books I've got as part of an ARC tour. I agree with you that there can never be enough Lulu, but I loved the additions too. I like how Meg's humor still blends in well with this more sci-fi/thriller angle. Great review!

Lauren said...

I really liked the first book in this series, but I've heard mixed reviews of this instalment. After yours I'm wavering back to a 'yes'. Possible beach read for me I think.