Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie


Who hasn’t read this book or watched the movie? That’s right, basically no one. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of many covers of this book. Mia and Meg Cabot, I love you both! Can I please get a tour of Genovia now?

About The Princess Diaries:

She’s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…

News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that’s why a limo meets her at the airport!)

Downer: Dad can’t have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)

Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.

Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.

Well, her father can lecture her until he’s royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty–no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what’s a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo? (Goodreads)


United States

I grew up with this cover, so I guess this description will be a little biased. However, no one can deny the beautiful simplicity of the crown and a pink background. This cover is wonderfully done.


Whoa… I don’t know what to say. Although I love how the Greek cover includes Mia’s combat boot and Fat Louie, I personally don’t like it. (I think we know who doesn’t live in Greece…)


The artist who drew this cover is seriously skilled. Honestly, Mia’s body is drawn a little too well. That being said, I’m totally digging the blue scheme for this cover!


I think this cover is most similar to the American cover. Pink background? Check. Crown? Check. Just add in a wicked pair of combat boots, and you’ve got yourself a Portuguese cover for The Princess Diaries.


This cover knows the definition of the word “simple.” Although I don’t like the coloring, I think the cover for the most part is okay.


I can so imagine Mia in this position, crown on her legs. And purple combat boots? Genius! OMG, this cover is just too cool!

So what do you think of these covers? Let us know in the comments below?