Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ambitious Edition: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Title: Being Nikki
Author: Meg Cabot
Release Date: May 5, 2009
Publisher: Point

The Usual Questions:

Is this the first in a series?
Second, actually. The first was called Airhead. You can read more about Airhead at Meg's site.

What is the basic concept?
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.

Is the cover art favorable?
Yes. It picks up on where Airhead left off.

What are some of the author's other works?
Can't even begin to name them all. The Princess Diaries are probably the best-known of her work. Like I said in my post about Meg Cabot, Meg's writing is what convinced me that writing isn't all like what you read in your AP English class in high school.

Preorder Being Nikki.

You can find chapters eight through ten in an exerpt on Meg's site.

To see our other Ambitious Editions posts, click here.


Sumthinblue said...

Ooh... I haven't seen that here in the Philippines yet. But I haven't read Airhead yet, still waiting for a copy on BookMooch ^_^

I Heart Monster said...

Oh! You'll have to let me know what you think of it once you get it mooched :o)

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