Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Book Review- Queen of Babble

I just finished reading Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot.

From the back cover:

Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century château in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand!

One glimpse of gorgeous Château Mirac—and of gorgeous Luke, the son of the château's owner—and Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Château Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), and everything—including Lizzie's shot at true love—is in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.

I have had this book in my TBR pile for a while and couldn't wait to get around to reading it, since I love reading Meg Cabot's blog and was hoping I would enjoy the book just as much.  But for the first half of the book, I was slightly disappointed.  I felt that Lizzie seemed like a complete airhead and I just couldn't get why she was so obsessed with Andrew.  But halfway through the book, when she and Andrew break up, it gets much better.  I liked her interactions with Luke and she became a stronger character.  And I really liked Luke--he seemed like the type of guy that I'd fall for (and probably every other girl too!) The scenery seems so beautiful--I want to visit place like Château Mirac!  I have the next book, Queen of Babble in the Big City, in my TBR pile and I can't wait until I have a chance to get around to reading it!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

This book fulfilled an item in the following challenge:
A to Z Reading Challenge: Q
Chick-Lit Challenge 2: 1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your TBR for a year or more.

*FTC Disclosure: I traded for the copy of this book with a friend.