Friday, July 13, 2012

Meg-A-Readers Blog Hop! Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot


Today we are happy to be participating (in our second stop) on the Meg-A-Readers Blog Hop hosted by Mandy @The Romance Bookie and Diana @Little Miss Drama Queen!  Thanks ladies for hosting this fantastic Hop!  For our first stop I gushed over Meg and spoke of my love for her, but just to show I am not blinded by her awesomeness, I give you my review of Queen of Babble.

From Author's Website (

Big mouth. Big heart.
Big problems.
Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn’t that she doesn’t have the slightest idea what she’s going to do with her life, or that she’s blowing her college graduation money on a trip to visit her long-distance boyfriend (of three months) Andrew, instead of using it as the down payment for the cute little Manhattan apartment everyone is expecting her to rent after finding a well-paying job in the city.

Where she’s going to live and how she’s going to support herself in the fall are really the least of Lizzie’s problems right now. Not when she’s got to deal with the fact that she’s done it again. See, Lizzie can’t keep her mouth shut. It’s not just that she can’t keep a secret—she can’t keep anything to herself.

But this time when she opens her big mouth, her good intentions get Andrew in major hot water. Now Lizzie’s stuck in London with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date written on her non-changeable airline ticket.

What’s an American girl with a big mouth—but an equally big heart—to do?

Fortunately there’s Shari, Lizzie’s best friend and college roommate, who’s spending her summer in the south of France, catering weddings with her boyfriend Chaz in a sixteenth century chateau. One call to Shari, and Lizzie’s on a train to Paris. Who cares if Lizzie’s never traveled alone before in her life, and speaks only rudimentary French? One glimpse of gorgeous Chateau Mirac—not to mention gorgeous Luke, Chateau Mirac’s owner—and she’s smitten…

But while most caterers can be trusted to keep a secret, Lizzie’s the exception. And no sooner has the first cork been popped than Luke seems to hate her, the bride is in tears, and it looks like Chateau Mirac is in danger of becoming a lipo-recovery spa. As if things aren’t bad enough, ex-boyfriend Andy shows up looking for closure (or at least a loan), threatening to ruin everything, especially Lizzie’s chance at ever finding real love…

…unless she can figure out a way to use that big mouth of hers to save the day.

I admit, this book (and the series as a whole) was a miss with me.  I read them all, because, well, it's Meg Cabot, but I just could not get into these characters.  They are all pretty lousy people, even Lizzie.  Some of Lizzie's babble is truly funny, especially when she first meets Luke, but after a while I was ready for the babble to stop.  I did not hate the series, but if you are looking to read Meg Cabot, I would recommend that you by-pass Queen of Babble and go straight to the Heather Wells Series, the Boy Series, Avalon High, Abandon or really any other books by Meg Cabot (sorry Meg!).



  1. I love Meg Cabot and I actually really like Queen of Babble. I did not, however, care too much for the other two books in the series. I'm glad I'm not alone in that.
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  2. nice information about Meg-A-Readers Blog Hop! Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot thanks for haring.It's awesome
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  3. Thanks for participating in Meg-A Readers! :)

  4. I haven't read a lot of Meg before but this looks actually really good. Can't wait to check it out. I'm an author too, more love stories than anything, so I'm always learning whatever I can and Meg's definitely one of the best. Have you read Abandon Book 2: Underworld yet?

  5. Hi Jeff - I have the 2nd in the Abandon series, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I'm looking forward to it though. Have you read it?

  6. Great blog! sorry you didn't enjoy the books.
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