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Being Nikki

There isn’t a Meg Cabot fan out there that needs any convincing to go pick up her new book, the sequel to Airhead, Being Nikki. In fact, I almost don’t even need to know what her books are about to go out and buy them. There’s a certain trust with an author this consistently great. However, some of us need a bit more info. So, here goes.

Em Watts is still reeling from the fact that her brain is now inside Nikki Howard’s supermodel, celebrity body. She still can’t believe she’s honoring modeling contracts because otherwise the man who “saved” her life, Richard Stark, will sue her parent’s for the full cost of her surgery, not to mention all the legal problems. Then there’s the fact that she has a strong suspicion that the Stark company is watching her at all times, not to mention tracking her computer usage.

But none of that’s as bad as being dead (literally) to her best friend, the guy she loves. And, technically, Emerson Watts is dead. Which makes it a bit difficult to communicate with him.

Nevertheless, Em soon learns things can get even more complicated as Nikki’s formerly mysterious family life begins to come to light and darker twists and turns abound.

I don’t want to give away too much – I’m one of those super-spoiler-paranoid reader’s who doesn’t even read the inside jacket of a sequel. So, this review will be pretty darn devoid of details. But I’ll tell ya one thing:

It’s awesome!!!

There were AT LEAST five times within the course of Being Nikki that I literally said, either verbally or mentally, “WHAT?” In the best way possible, of course.

Meg Cabot keeps the shocks and surprises coming. Not to mention the laughs! I loved Airhead, but Being Nikki takes what I expected of a sequel and turns it on its head. We have the incredible cast of characters she gave us in the first novel – the lovable Lulu, the needy dog Cosie, her popular-desperate sister Frida, the newly somber Christopher – and many new ones. Meg did so much more than the anticipated – it was suspenseful, paranoid, sci-fi, funny, romantic, relatable, mysterious to the max, and full-out freaking awesome! Did I mention that?

And now I am utterly and completely depressed that I have to wait, possibly, another year for the next book, Runaway! The cliffhangers in the last pages were enough to leave me breathless.

But ain’t that typical of Meg?

So, go out and buy yerself a copy of Being Nikki – and don’t forget to have your inhaler handy.


Dominique said…
sounds like a good book!! a definite on my TBR list! :)
nice review!

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