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Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too. But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol,Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too. But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol, and with all the state holiday functions Mia must attend, there's no time to linger under the mistletoe with Michael. Worst of all, Mia hasn't been able to find him the perfect gift. Can Mia stop her (bah-hum)bugging long enough to see that the perfect present has nothing to do with international express courier -- and everything to do with real love? (Though some shiny silver ribbon never hurts ...)...

Title : The Princess Present
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ISBN : 9780060754334
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Princess Present Reviews

  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    2019-01-04 13:04

    Loved this! It was so much fun reading about all the crazy stuff that Mia and her friends got into in such a short period of time. Plus it was cool to read about Michael and Lilly in Genovia! I love any story about Christmas and I thought it was really cute how Mia and Michael got each other's gifts!

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2018-12-27 09:15

    Probably my favourite Princess Diaries novella.I actually love reading about Genovia and Mia spending time there with her Grandmère.And,even though I think that Lily is insufferable most of the time,I found her actions in this book extremely funny and entertaining.Michael is purr-fect,as always.Love the balcony scene and,of course,the gift exchange scene. ♥

  • Nasty Lady MJ
    2018-12-22 10:17

    See my entire binge read of this book and books 6-7 1/2 here.Hmmm, probably my least favorite novella.And you want to know why.Lilly.The phrase you want to tell Lilly throughout the entire book.If I were Grandmere, I’d throw her in the dungeon. She basically caused an international incident. Mia should remember this for future reference (cough, wedding planning, cough).If you could get pass the Lilly hate in this one, the plot was pretty simple. It was basically a redux of “The Gift of the Magi”. Which isn’t exactly my favorite story ever, but whatever. It was Michael and Mia playing the rolls in the story so it made it a little bit more tolerable.I think this short story is probably one of the better representations of Genovia that the book gives. It is, admittedly, a little bit over the top. However, unlike Princess Diaries 2 it still resembles a country enough where you don’t want to call fail.It probably helps that there are no singing maids in this book.If you like your novellas being a little over the top, you might like The Princess Present. It’s pretty solid, despite the fact Lilly gets on my nerves and there’s some points Genovia goes borderline singing maid.

  • Alaina Meserole
    2018-12-29 12:59

    Okay, so I finished this book around January 14th... AND I'm just now getting time to write the review. Talk about being super freaking busy. Stupid life and work getting in the way of reviews. Have no fear - Alaina is here and I am going to write reviews for all of the books that I've read and never got the chance to write a good/bad review for the entire month of January! Okay, so The Princess Present was a very short novella and I loved every second of it because it was short. I'm trying really hard not to read anymore books from this series because I just cannot handle or deal with Mia being annoying allllllllll the god damn time. To top it all off, she was the only one annoying me in this book. Nope, there's freaking Lilly now. Can I just get one book out of this entire series where a character doesn't rub me the wrong way? PLEASE?Then there's Michael, who I really don't care about. The whole gift exchange was meh and super predictable. I'm glad this book is over. I'm ecstatic that my last book in this series (that I'm going to read this month/year/decade/ever?) was a freaking novella.

  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    2019-01-01 10:13

    Short Review for a Short ReviewThe ending of this book was the biggest cliche of all time.Mia bought a gift for Micheal for his favorite thing.Micheal bought a gift for Mia for her favorite thing.Give to each other...Only to find out they both sold their favorite thing to buy the gifts....LAMEMia really bothers me in this book thou, you're a freaking princess lady, it's time to act like it. I get it, you're young and want to enjoy life, but you now have things you need to do, so stop thinking about running away from those things to kiss Micheal, and pay attention to what you're doing! ugh.

  • Tijana
    2018-12-23 10:10

    I'm pretty sure it's been over 5 years since I last time read a book from The Princess Diaries series.Even though I was crazy about it, the 6th sequel was the last one I read.Not a long time ago I decided to change that, and not quite sure it was a good idea. It's definately not what I remembered.Couldn't stop thinking for a second how badly I wanted to slap Lilly.Oh well.Off to the book 7.

  • Cara
    2018-12-28 12:06

    3.5 stars rounded to 4 because it made me laugh.I read the 'Party Princess' before reading this and after reading this book, I don't see that it really fit in the order she put it. This book feels like it should have come after Party Princess instead of before.That aside ^ I love Mia's love for Buffy and that she has the action figures. I never knew there were action figures, but I've always been a fan of Buffy.Lilly is annoying and a pain in the ass like always. I don't understand why Mia is friends with her, I mean seriously. She's rude, bossy, whiny, bitchy and most of all ungrateful. She expects things handed to her or to go her way. She doesn't like sharing the spot light even though she isn't popular. She isn't worth the effort required. I mean who in their right mind playing f'n strip 'bowling' while there's a party for royals going on upstairs. WTF?The present debacle gave me a good chuckle. Michael is adorable as always. Lilly needs to pull her head out of her ass and act as smart as she is supposed to be. Idiot.

  • hpboy13
    2019-01-14 08:57

    Absolutely hilarious, and a sheer joy to read!ETA 10 years later: This book is a really cute Princess Diaries take on Gift of the Magi, and it’s a lot of fun seeing Mia princessing around with other young royals. In fact, I think the relationship with the other princes and princesses was really worth exploring more. Lilly remains an utterly reprehensible human being, but at least Mia is finally cottoning on to that fact and not putting up with her BS. The best part was the juxtaposition of American tourists with Grandmere.

  • Beth Johnson
    2019-01-20 13:17

    Quick little read that I feel bad about even including as a book. It's Christmas in Genovia, and Lilly and Michael are coming to join Mia. Best part of the book -- Mia telling Lilly to get over herself and behave after her antics get someone fired. Worst part of the book -- Meg Cabot's constant reminders that she hates the movies for Princess Diaries. We get it. You mention it in every. freaking book. Please let it go already.

  • Felicia (Little Prairie Library)
    2019-01-11 12:24

    LILLY IS THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD. Mia needs to dump her asap.

  • Amy C
    2019-01-01 11:17

    A fun quick read however the more I read this series I just don't understand why Mia is friends with Lilly.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-25 08:02

    This was a sweet holiday story. But Mia sells her 'Fiesta Giles' collectible action figure in order to buy her boyfriend Michael a Christmas present! And then he surprises her with the 'Military Xander' action figure, which was going to complete her collection! Except, of course, now she doesn't have Fiesta Giles anymore...Pffft. Is Michael better than Giles? I think not.

  • Teresa Gibson
    2018-12-21 11:24

    I'm a huge Meg Cabot fan. As you all can tell, I'm currently reading all the Princess Diaries novels in order, and believe me, there's so many other books calling, but I'm staying true to Meg. But UGH, this one was not good. It's like the publisher came up to her on summer vacation and said, Meg, you need to do a little stocking stuffer book for your fans and get it to us soon so it'll be out by Christmas. So Meg drank a couple of Grandmere's sidecars and knocked this one out in a couple of days. And what's in it? Feral cats, a Faberge Advent Calendar, a complete assortment of royal families, comical stranded tourists, Mia's friends Michael and Lilly, a game of strip bowling, a nod to "The Gift of the Magi," AACK!!! I can suspend disbelief for some books, but this one, I disbelieved!!

  • Alexandra
    2019-01-07 11:11

    "Mademoiselle, you intoxicate me."To which Lilly replied, "You have Roquefort on your cravat, kid." I'm 22 and I'm reading: The Princess Present (The Princess Diaries #6.5).It was boring and irritating, though. Thank you, Lilly. Mia is still...Mia.Lilly is still a total bitch.Michael is still a bae (that's a good think, btw). "Please tell her I will always love her, though others may try to keep us apart!""Uh," I'd replied. "Whatever you say, dude."

  • Shinjini
    2018-12-26 12:23

    I don’t understand what Lilly’s problem is. How can she be so negative?!And that’s all I’m going to say about her because this novella isn’t about Lilly. It’s about Michael and Mia and their Christmas presents to each other. The Princess Present was basically a retelling of The Gift of the Magi, which is my favorite short story ever, so I really liked this one!The main strengths of this novella were Michael and Mia’s gift exchange and the funny events at the ball organized by Clarisse. The big weakness: Lilly. This one was short and sweet but I really wanted more Michael and Mia (or you know, just Michael) but hopefully the next book will take care of that.

  • Sara Saif
    2019-01-15 08:20

    I enjoyed it. I kid you not. I may be going bonkers by the amount of Chick-lit I'm ingesting these days but seriously! It is so tremendously pleasant when Mia's not suffering from CCD {Chronic Complaining Disorder}. Do you know how many times she wailed about life's unfairness in this one? ZERO!!! And compared to what a total lunatic Lily is turning out to be with each book, Mia seemed downright nice; calm and collected and focused on her princess-ly duties. Michael and Lily's stay at Genovia was pretty fun to read. This is how these books are supposed to be; SHORT and TO-THE-POINT.

  • Myndi
    2019-01-13 07:20

    This was a cute novella, the dilemma over the presents between Michael and Mia was very sitcom but cute. I find myself again asking why Lilly is such a jerk and why Mia continues to be friends with her. Surely she must see some redeeming qualities, but why does the reader never get to see them? I was surprised and delighted to see some more softening of Grandmere's character. Ready to move on to the next book!

  • Madeleine
    2018-12-24 08:13

    Another one of Cabot's mini-books.Lilly needs to grow up. But it's obvious from the beginning that something is going to happen.

  • Krista
    2018-12-24 13:18

    Aww I like this one, it was cute and Yayyy Lily and Michael visiting Mia for Christmas :D4/5

  • mirna
    2018-12-29 08:21

    emang ga gampang nyari kado yg bener2 disukain tanpa harus nanya ke org yg mau dikasihin... 4 taon, kado g 2x dibalikin, 2x lainnya diterima tp kadonya standar abees!! komik batman!!

  • Katie
    2019-01-20 12:15

    I think my opinion didn't really change on this one. It's pleasant enough, but I'm kind of tired of (view spoiler)[Gift of the Magi's-inspired (hide spoiler)] stories.

  • Cyndi
    2019-01-18 09:19

    So cute!!! Cabot worked classic Christmas stories into Mia's world. Adorable!

  • Goosey
    2019-01-13 11:00

    Cute and to the point, this is like a yummy piece of chocolate. (BUT LILY!!!! ARGH.)

  • Charlotte Kelly
    2019-01-16 05:15

    The second of the short stories in the Princess Diaries series. This story follows Mia as she organises Lilly and Michael's first visit to Genovia at Christmas. True to form, Lilly manages to insult several members of the royal family by wearing T-shirts with anarchist slogans to formal dinners and starting a game of strip bowling at the Royal Genovian Christmas Ball, as well as flirting with both royalty and household staff, ending in a fight between her 2 main admirers. Mia, meanwhile, is trying to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves, and attempting to buy her boyfriend the perfect Christmas present.The main reason I liked this story was because it features one of the only instances when Mia actually stands up for herself to Lilly, in saying that, while she still cares about the environment and the rights of the people, showing respect towards royal traditions is still important.The only reason I don't give this a higher rating is that it was so short, and because Mia still had instances of almost unbelievable obliviousness that in a full-length book would have become annoying. This is nonetheless a decent installment to the series that, while worth reading, is not necessary to follow the plot of book 7

  • Erica
    2018-12-26 10:07

    Although this novella was meant to be an interlude between the main books in the series, I was impressed that Cabot still worked in some character development. The issue of physical intimacy between Mia and Michael was put on hold, but considering all the family chaos that Mia had to deal with, that seemed plausible. For what little we saw of him, Michael was back to being saintly, at least for now. Once again, the character development in this story was Lilly’s. For once, Mia seemed to know exactly what to do, and Lilly wasn’t used to playing the less competent role in the friendship. I thought that was a good angle to take for a novella; it worked.

  • Sophia
    2019-01-20 11:20

    This is the third short story from the series 'The Princess Diaries' and it is probably my favourite so far. I loved this extra story with Mia and Michael, however I felt like it focused on Lily and her annoying tendencies too much. I liked where the story ended and how cute Mia and Michael are together.

  • Tazz
    2019-01-02 10:25

    totally awesome

  • Martha Monroe
    2019-01-02 06:07

    This was adorable and really funny but I'm still waiting for Lilly to not be a butthead

  • Molly Springer
    2019-01-12 12:24

    Quick read, only took me about 30 minutes. I always enjoy the princess diaries, especially now that they're a little out dated. Makes them even funnier to me!

  • Gaby Hernandez
    2019-01-08 09:07

    This book is short, sweet, and funny. The twist at the end is great!