Thursday, 17 March 2011

Review: Being Nikki - Meg Cabot

Title: Being Nikki (Airhead #2)
Author: Meg Cabot
Format: Paperback
Pages: 301
Genre: Young adult
Published: 1st July 2009 (Macmillan)

Teen supermodel Nikki Howard has a secret. She's not the gorgeous golden airhead she seems - on the inside she's someone else. Literally. Em Watts is stuck in the body of glamazon celebutante Nikki. And it's not easy. Especially when Nikki's past is about to catch up with her, her boss is spying on her, and Em's heart wants one thing but her lips keep kissing someone else...

Emerson Watts is now Nikki Howard, famous model and "the face of Stark". Em is still struggling to come to terms with the brain transplant that landed her in the body of Nikki and she's still trying to get used to her new life. She'd be happy if she could just go back to her old one.

Being Nikki steps up from the first book, Airhead, with Nikki's brother arriving on the scene with news that their (his) mother went missing around the same time as Nikki's "accident". Coincidence? Em's already suspicious of Stark's actions and this just makes her more so. Now she's determined to find out the truth.

Meg Cabot writes fun and engaging books and this one is no exception. Although this series is based on something (hopefully) unrealistic, the characters and how they respond to the situations they find themselves in is completely believable. There's a few new characters in this book who fit in well with those from the first book but I think my favourite is Lulu Collins, celebutante (daughter of rich and famous parents) and Em/Nikki's room mate. She's so adorably cute in a not knowing what's going on kind of way!

A must read for fans of the first book and of books such as The Princess Diaries.

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