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!