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Friday, May 7, 2010

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
"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."

Being Nikki offered up some fun and shocking twists and turns while still containing Cabot's wonderful humor. The novel is a quick read, mainly due to Cabot's flowing prose; her style is very much like a best friend telling you their story and it provides for compelling reading. The pages fly by fast, and the reader is left with a cliffhanger that made me glad I had Runaway already in my TBR pile.

Lulu is still one of my favorite characters. Almost everything she says is hilarious, and she's just so well-intentioned you've gotta love her. I also enjoyed the character of Steven, who's brand new to the whole celebrity lifestyle and his humor is very sarcastic, which I loved.

The romance is still on the will-they-won't they road and it's frustrating to see Em and Christopher getting close, then something happens to mess it all up. But it's still fun to read their interactions since I don't think there's ever been a romance like this one.

Overall, this was a really good book and I think the Airhead series might be my new favorite Cabot series.

FTC: Received ARC from author. Link above is Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. Hah! I would have loved to have had Runaway to read immediately after Being Nikki!

    Thanks for your awesome review :)

  2. I think Lulu needs a spin-off series!!