Nathalia is back in a new book, and be prepared for lots of embarrassing dresses, dads, weddings, jokes, and of course Darius (yes, Darius just deserves a category of his own due to how he is).
As you can guess from the title this time it is all about a wedding, well, that is how it starts. A wedding for someone of her family, and she has to be the bridesmaid. But quite soon she doesn’t just have one wedding, but two. Both arranged by her dad…. yeah, those who read the other Nathalia books know by now how this will end up.
I could totally see why Nathalia didn’t want to do the wedding. Sure, she likes her family member, but she doesn’t like the bridesmaids (they are really from hell, more on that in a bit), the dress she has to wear is awful (really, believe me, it is horrendous, I wouldn’t want to be found dead in it).
I just felt terribly sorry for her. Nathalia isn’t always the nicest girl (always thinking about appearance, often being angry at her dad’s (slightly bad but,) well-meaned intentions, and several other things, but no one deserves what those bridesmaids did to her, or what they were planning to do. Those are adults, and they treat a kid, a kid, like that? What the hell is wrong with you. Can’t you just deal with it? Or talk to your friend the bride? But maybe that is all just too simple.
Luckily we got Darius, and I have to say Darius really stole the show in this one. He was amazing, evil, a ninja, a monkey, and a kick-ass friend who did everything in his power to help Nathalia. Even with all his faults he is an amazing (albeit gross) character and I can’t wait to see what he will do in the next book.
We also meet various new Bagley’s (Darius’ family) in this one. They weren’t even all that bad to be honest, in fact they seemed to be quite fun and interesting.
The weddings, and how that all went from OK to Ohhhhh nooo, let’s not tell your mum, I just loved it so much. I was curious to see how it all would end up, how everything would turn out. Will stuff solve itself? Or will everything explode in one embarrassing pit of doom?
I also loved the mum in this one, especially the later scenes had me in stitches. I actually felt a twinge of sympathy for the dad. If only he had said something. 😀
All in all I really liked this book, and I also loved seeing the few moments with Nathalia giving affection to her silly old dad.
I can’t wait for the next book, only a few months to go!