Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Enchanting Review: Being Nikki

Contemporary Young Adult
352 Pages
Hardcover--Available May 5, 2009

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

BEING NIKKI is the highly anticipated sequel to ‘Airhead’ and doesn’t disappoint! Em’s desperate for her crush and former BFF Christopher to realize who she really is, that she’s still alive and trapped in Nikki Howard’s body. But he’s oblivious to everything it seems, except for McK, And as if she doesn’t have enough to deal with, Nikki’s older brother, Steven, arrives unexpectedly at her door, demanding her help in finding their mother. Suddenly Em finds herself struggling to keep her life together while helping Steven, keep her modeling career in line and deal with the fact she has to let go of who she used to be.

I totally enjoyed BEING NIKKI. Em Watts/Nikki Howard is one of my favorite YA characters and she doesn’t disappoint in the sequel to ‘Airhead’. Caught between trying to stay in contact with her family and play the part of Nikki in her new life, she’s forced to find a way to merge the two together, especially Christopher when Steven arrives and demands her help. It turns out her paranoia about Stark Enterprises may not be so far fetched after all when she finds bugs in her ceiling. So just what is going on and how is the disappearance of Nikki’s mother connected to everything?

The mystery element in BEING NIKKI is well done, creating a major jaw dropping moment that leaves readers wondering what will happen in the next book of the series, ‘Runaway’. The only bad thing about the book is its cliffhanger ending that left me demanding the next book in the series ASAP. The characters are just as great as they were in ‘Airhead’, Lulu is as fun as ever, Frida matures a little in this one and the addition of Steven is a great one.

Ms. Cabot is the popular author of many books for young adults, including the Princess Diaries series. Visit her online at her website,

Enchanting Reviews
April 2009

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