Monday, 24 August 2009

Airhead: Being Nikki - Meg Cabot

Airhead: Being Nikki - Meg Cabot

Pages: 301
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 4th September 2009

Other Titles in the Series: Airhead, Runaway (2010)

Teen-supermodel Nikki Howard has a secret. She’s no the gorgeous golden airhead she seems - on the inside she’s someone else. Literally. Em Watts is stuck in the body of glamazon celebutante Nikki. And it’s not easy. Especially when Nikki’s past is about to catch up with her, her boss is spying on her, and Em’s heart wants one thing but her lips keep kissing someone else…

Being Nikki took me by complete surprise. I had expected more of Em’s getting used to living Nikki’s life as in Airhead, but I got a whole lot more.

There were lots of elements of mystery in Being Nikki which I can’t say to much about without giving loads away! I was constantly being shocked by what was revealed and the questions that arose. It was paced a lot faster than Airhead and didn’t let my attention stray from the book for even a second. I stayed up until the early hours of the morning to finish Being Nikki as I couldn’t bear to put it down until I had read every last word.

I loved having an insight into the world of a top model. I expected all of the bitchiness between the models but I didn’t think that modelling was actually that difficult until now. I was quite surprised actually. The bit about Nikki/Em’s life that would’ve got on my nerves the most however, was Stark’s utter control and spying. I would have ended up as paranoid as Em!

Meg Cabot’s characters are fabulously written. They each have distinct quirks and personalities that set them apart. In Being Nikki it becomes clear what Nikki was really like before Em took over - a bitch. I don’t usually swear, but that’s the only way that I can think to describe her. Steven is a really sweet character who was introduced rather surprisingly. But it’s Christopher that stole my heart. He’s pretty darn awesome. I mean, what girl wouldn’t want a guy that was willing to do anything to avenge your death?

I loved Being Nikki and I’m really excited to read the final instalment of Em’s story, Runaway, next year. I think it’s going to be an explosive finale!

Sophie

12 comments:

  1. Do you now see why I thrust it into you hands after I had read it?

    Great review!

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  2. I love this series, well I <3 anything by Meg Cabot. Nice review! I'm really looking forward to Runaway!(:

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  3. I absolutely loved this book too! Great review.

    By the way, I think your site is looking fantastic!

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  4. This series sounds really good. I should read it one day! Cool review :)

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  5. great review. thank you for your comment and suggestions! i'm eager to read this lullaby!
    xx

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  6. I read it and it was soooo good I can not wait for the next one!!!!

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  7. Very good review, I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  8. I read this as soon as it came out and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Can't wait for the next one!

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  9. Awesome review; but I seriously can't wait to read runaway! They really should make the release date earlier, or at least release some other eally good book!

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  10. i litterly just finished reading being nikki and im dying to read runaway sooooo excited btw great reveiw

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  11. I read Runnaway and I really want her to write a fourth book!

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  12. Best book in the world besides the "Seekers" series by Erin Hunter

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