Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Review- Runaway by Meg Cabot (#3 in the Airhead series)

So if you like Meg Cabot, funny YA books, or books about glamour, this series is for you.  And if you read the first book, you have to keep going.

Summary- from Goodreads- "Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself. 

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope... what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved—since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed—this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running."  

Oh, and the Goodreads summary seems to leave out the premise of the series- Emerson Watts's brain has been transplanted into Nikki Howard, Supermodel's, body.  Kind of like how Mia suddenly becomes a glamorous princess.

Half-way through the book, I was kind of disappointed.  Not much seemed to be happening... at all.  I was going to give the book 2 stars- but the end really changed my mind.  The second half of the book contains more intrigue and more romance, which is what I look for in this kind of YA conspiracy/romance book.  I would now give this book 3.5 stars... and the whole series 4 stars.  It's interesting, original, and funny.  NOT as good as the Princess Diaries or Heather Wells series, but still a good set of books to read for fun.


  1. Hey - just hoppin' by! I started the hop on Friday, but had to leave, just now getting back to it. Hope you had a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole and say hi!

  2. I really liked Airhead and Being Nikki, so I'm looking forward to reading this at some point and I'm glad that, overall, you enjoyed the series!