Saturday, April 24, 2010

Runaway Review

Runaway (An Airhead Novel) by Meg Cabot
Publisher: Point
Release date: April 20, 2010
Source: Publisher
Other books in this series: Airhead and Being Nikki

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.


Runaway was just as fun a read as the previous two novels in the series. Once again I was drawn in to Em's story and Runaway reminded me again why I love Meg Cabot and the Airhead series.

I read the first two novels in the series, Airhead and Being Nikki, both over a year ago, so was worried about forgetting key info. Luckily, as I was reading Runaway it all came flooding back.

To begin with, my favorite characters from the previous novels all returned with a bang in Runaway. Lulu, Frida, Felix, Christopher, Steven, Gabriel.. Meg Cabot created an excellent cast of characters I am sad to say good bye to. I liked the role Christopher had in this novel although he did annoy me at times. In the end though, he was the sweet Christopher I remembered. I really enjoyed all the new relationships that formed in Runaway. I don't want to spoil anything- but some of the characters I listed above may get together :)

Em learned a lot about herself and being Nikki, and she's definitely one of my favorite Meg Cabot heroines. She really knows how to take care of herself and stand up for what she believes in. The mystery involving Stark added a lot to the novel and the plot had a lot of interesting twists and turns, and when what was really going on was finally revealed, I was definitely surprised!

If you've read the first two books in this series, definitely pick up a copy of Runaway soon- it was witty, exciting, fun, original, and overall an enjoyable read. A great ending to the trilogy, I'm definitely going to miss Em!

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars


  1. Great review! I've read Airhead and thought it was okay but not really the type of book nor series I'd devote myself to. I'm glad Runaway is written so that it's easy to connect back to previous books, since I hate when the next book in a series comes out a year later - and I've forgotten everything else that happened, lol! Glad you enjoyed it so much. :)

  2. Hey Kelsey!
    This is Sara here from The Saturday Network. This is a really lovely review. I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard such good things about it that I'm definitely going to have to pick it up soon :D
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love this series! I can't wait to read this book! Great review!

  4. Super review! I now am even more excited to get to read this one!


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