Friday, August 6, 2010

Review: Runaway by Meg Cabot

Title: Runaway 
Series: Airhead Series
Book #: Three
Author: Meg Cabot
Source: Bought
Published: 2010

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope... what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved—since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed—this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.(taken from

Amber's thoughts:
I. Love. Meg Cabot. End of story. I read her Princess Diaries series in 6th grade, and I've been hooked on her books ever since. My book-loving buddies and I joke that Meg's writing is "comfort food for the soul." Her stories always have me laughing out loud. In my eyes, Meg is the queen of teen chick lit. 

I was a little worried that Runaway wouldn't be as good as Being Nikki (which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend), but I shouldn't have worried. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Em and her hilarious, lovable friends are a blast to read about. Lulu was one of my favorite characters. Her outrageous outfits and enthusiasm made me love her from the beginning of the series. 

Despite the overall absurdity of Em and her pals, there was still a fast paced story that was worth reading. Meg took the story in a direction I didn't expect. The many twists and turns made the book a quick read. I stayed up until two o'clock in the morning finishing it. Trust me, it was worth the sleep deprivation :)

The ending was definitely surprising, but Meg tied up it up nicely. No loose ends or questions left unanswered. I love how every character has a happy ending in her books. I love tragic love stories, too, but sometimes it's nice to hear that they all lived happily ever after. 

Runaway was a wonderful ending to a great trilogy. I'm actually a bit sad to see it come to an end, but at least it ended well. I'll be looking into all of Meg Cabot's young adult novels to come, hoping to find another gem like this one. 


Darlyn said...

I have this book on my shelf and waiting to be read. Great review!

Anonymous said...

I just read Airhead the other day and I just started Being Nikki. I haven't read much Meg Cabot until I am a huge fan. I am sad that there are only 3 books in this series though! I was looking forward to a longer series :( I agree Lulu rocks!

Karen said...

I just met Meg Cabot at the RWA author signing. I have never read any of her books but she was so incredibly nice I'm going to start reading!
This looks like a fun series.