Monday, April 12, 2010

Being Nikki

Being Nikki
by Meg Cabot

Age range: 13+
# of pages: 352
Rating: 4.5/5

It's not easy being Nikki. Ever since former tomboy Emerson Watts' accident at the SoHo Stark Megastore--and subsequent brain transplant into the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howard--her life has changed dramatically. Em's trying to handle the demands of school, modeling, fending off Nikki's creepy ex-boyfriends, and living with celebutante Lulu Collins.

Will this former tomboy be able to make it in the world of high fashion? What will happen if she can't?

How can Em balance all her new, crazy life demands of her 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

When I first heard about the "Airhead" series by Meg Cabot I was on the fence about whether or not they would be good. I thought it would be something similar to the princess and the pauper where the two girls switch, hoping to live different lives for awhile. Did that happen? Nope. Instead, Meg Cabot brought forth an entirely new concept which completely pulled me in, and left me waiting for the sequel.

Sequels can be tentative things, sometimes they are just a hasty plot smashed together preparing for the next book, other times they are essential for the series and leave readers begging for the third. Being Nikki was the latter. In this novel, Meg Cabot managed to keep the same wit and charge in Em Watts from the previous book, as well as answer many questions from the first novel. A few new characters were introduced but readers will find that the same lovable Lulu and snarky Brandon are still present throughout the book.

The writing was fresh and fun, the plot was enticing and the characters were both deep and lovable. Meg Cabot left readers satisfied and craving for more. Fortunately, I have a copy of Runaway that I am about to read but I cannot wait to see what happens in Runaway.

If you liked this novel/series be sure to check out:

Gallagher Girls series: Ally Carter
Secrets of my Hollywood Life series: Jen Calonita
Alphas series: Lisi Harrison
Oh My Gods series: Terra Lynn Childs
The Awakening series: Kelley Armstrong

Buy Being Nikki in paperback HERE

Visit Meg Cabot at her website HERE you can win free books!



brizmus said...

So jealous that you have a copy of Runaway waiting for you! I'm glad you thought this sequel was fun and fresh. I think this is slowly becoming my favorite Meg Cabot series.

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

Meg Cabut will NEVER dissapoint you.
It's cool that you've read this one!

Tribute Books said...

I have to look into this series, thanks for the review.