Thursday, July 15, 2010

Full of Hot Air 2

Being Nikki

Written by: Meg Cabot

Released: May 1, 2009 by Point

Summary: 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.

Well, I devoured the first book, I was equally taken with this one, and now I can't wait for the final one to come out in paperback (because all three need to match).

I love the characters in these books, and it seems as though they get better as the books progress - of course, this is coming from only reading two of them... But still. I love how Em is dealing with becoming Nikki and how Lulu is so dumb (yet strangely intuitive) that she knows the truth but can pass it off as something else completely. And can I just mention that Nikki's brother Steven is super amazing? He's the brother that I would want if I ever wanted to not be an only child anymore. He is just the epitome of Big Brother, it's perfect.

Also, the villains in this book are so slick that you're not sure who's what. I mean, while reading you have this clear idea in your head of what's black and what's white but then comes along a situation or characters that's firmly in the grey area and the entire set-up is thrown for a loop.

Then there's the ending in this book! I cried inside at the same time that I was completely shocked. I truly cannot wait to read the next book... maybe I'll be able to find it at the library and then just buy the paperback when it comes out... next year maybe? I hope that it comes out sooner than I'm thinking.

I'm giving this book am 8/10 for it being such a great second novel in a series.

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