Meg Cabot (Photo Credit: Ali Smith)
Meg Cabot is an American author who writes romance, paranormal romance, mystery and chick lit for adults, young adults and children. Meg has also written under the pen names Patricia Cabot (for romance novels) and Jenny Carroll (for YA novels) Meg is best known for her Princess Diaries series, but has several other series, including The Mediator, 1-800-WHERE-R-U, Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls and the Heather Wells Mysteries series. Her novel The Princess Diaries was adapted to film by Walt Disney Pictures in 2001, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

Meg Cabot started out writing romance novels as Patricia Cabot, which started with Where the Roses Grow Wild in 1998. She abandoned this pseudonym in 2002, following Kiss the Bride. Her first novel under her real name was The Princess Diaries, published in 2000. It is her best known novel thus far in her career and is a New York Times bestseller. As mentioned above, the novel was adapted for the big screen, and also spawned a sequel (which wasn’t based on any of the novels). Below is a list of Meg Cabot’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Princess Diaries Books

The Princess Diaries (2000)Description / Buy at
Princess in the Spotlight / Take Two / A Royal Disaster (2001)Description / Buy at
Princess in Love / Princess in the Middle (2001)Description / Buy at
Princess in Waiting / Royally Obsessed (2002)Description / Buy at
Project Princess (2003)Description / Buy at
Princess in Pink / Prom Princess (2003)Description / Buy at
Princess in Training / Sixsational (2004)Description / Buy at
The Princess Present (2004)Description / Buy at
Party Princess / Royal Rebel (2006)Description / Buy at
Sweet Sixteen Princess (2006)Description / Buy at
Princess on the Brink / After Eight / Royal Scandal (2006)Description / Buy at
Princess Mia / To the Nines / Bad Heir Day (2007)Description / Buy at
Forever Princess / Ten Out of Ten / Crowning Glory (2008)Description / Buy at
Royal Wedding (2015)Description / Buy at
The Quarantine Princess Diaries (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Princess Diaries Companion Books

The Secret Princess Diaries (2003)Description / Buy at
The Princess Diaries Guide to Life (2003)Description / Buy at
Princess Lessons (2003)Description / Buy at
Mia's Christmas (2004)Description / Buy at
Perfect Princess (2004)Description / Buy at
Princess Files (2004)Description / Buy at
The Princess Diaries Guide to Christmas (2005)Description / Buy at
Holiday Princess (2005)Description / Buy at
Valentine Princess (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mediator Books

Shadowland / Love You To Death (As: Jenny Carroll) (2000)Description / Buy at
Ninth Key / High Stakes (As: Jenny Carroll) (2001)Description / Buy at
Reunion / Mean Spirits (As: Jenny Carroll) (2001)Description / Buy at
Darkest Hour / Young Blood (As: Jenny Carroll) (2001)Description / Buy at
Haunted / Grave Doubts (2003)Description / Buy at
Twilight / Heaven Sent (2005)Description / Buy at
Young Blood (As: Jenny Carroll) (2008)Description / Buy at
The Proposal (2016)Description / Buy at
Remembrance (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of 1-800-Where-R-You Books

(as Jenny Carroll)

When Lightning Strikes (2001)Description / Buy at
Code Name Cassandra (2001)Description / Buy at
Safe House (2002)Description / Buy at
Sanctuary (2002)Description / Buy at
Missing You (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Boy Books

The Boy Next Door / The Guy Next Door (2002)Description / Buy at
Boy Meets Girl (2004)Description / Buy at
Every Boy's Got One (2004)Description / Buy at
The Boy is Back (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of All-American Girl Books

All-American Girl (2002)Description / Buy at
Ready or Not (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Heather Wells Books

Size 12 Is Not Fat (2005)Description / Buy at
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (2006)Description / Buy at
Big Boned / Size Doesn't Matter (2007)Description / Buy at
Size 12 and Ready to Rock (2013)Description / Buy at
The Bride Wore Size 12 / Size 12 is the New Black (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Queen Of Babble Books

Queen of Babble (2006)Description / Buy at
Queen of Babble in the Big City (2007)Description / Buy at
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Avalon High: Coronation Books

Publication Order of Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Books

Moving Day (2008)Description / Buy at
The New Girl (2008)Description / Buy at
Best Friends and Drama Queens (2009)Description / Buy at
Stage Fright (2009)Description / Buy at
Glitter Girls and the Great Fake-Out / Glitter Girls (2010)Description / Buy at
Blast from the Past (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Airhead Books

Publication Order of Insatiable Books

Publication Order of Abandon Trilogy Books

Publication Order of From The Notebooks Of A Middle School Princess Books

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess (2015)Description / Buy at
Royal Day Out (2016)Description / Buy at
Bridesmaid-in-Training / Royal Wedding Disaster (2016)Description / Buy at
Royal Crush (2017)Description / Buy at
Royal Crown (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Little Bridge Island Books

Publication Order of Witches of West Harbor Books

Enchanted to Meet You (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Where Roses Grow Wild (1998)Description / Buy at
An Improper Proposal (As: Patricia Cabot) (1999)Description / Buy at
Portrait of My Heart (1999)Description / Buy at
A Little Scandal (As: Patricia Cabot) (2000)Description / Buy at
Educating Caroline (As: Patricia Cabot) (2001)Description / Buy at
Lady of Skye (As: Patricia Cabot) (2001)Description / Buy at
She Went All the Way (2001)Description / Buy at
Nicola and the Viscount (2002)Description / Buy at
Kiss the Bride (As: Patricia Cabot) (2002)Description / Buy at
Victoria and the Rogue (2003)Description / Buy at
Teen Idol (2004)Description / Buy at
How to Be Popular (2006)Description / Buy at
Pants on Fire / Tommy Sullivan is a Freak (2007)Description / Buy at
Jinx (2007)Description / Buy at
Ransom My Heart (2009)Description / Buy at
Fashionably Undead (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of DC Zoom Books

Dear Justice League (By: Michael Northrop) (2019)Description / Buy at
Black Canary: Ignite (2019)Description / Buy at
Diana: Princess of the Amazons (By: Shannon Hale,Dean Hale) (2020)Description / Buy at
Dear DC Super-Villains (By: Michael Northrop) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Season in the Highlands(2000)Description / Buy at
Girls' Night In(2004)Description / Buy at
Friends(2005)Description / Buy at
Prom Nights From Hell(2007)Description / Buy at
Shining On(2007)Description / Buy at
Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume(2007)Description / Buy at
Midnight Feast(2007)Description / Buy at
Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading(2009)Description / Buy at
Queen of Teen(2010)Description / Buy at
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror(2010)Description / Buy at
Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever(2011)Description / Buy at
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur(2011)Description / Buy at
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction(2012)Description / Buy at
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View(2017)Description / Buy at

Notes: Princess in the Spotlight was also published as Take Two. Princess in Love is also known as Third Time Lucky. Princess in Waiting is also titled Mia Goes Fourth. Princess in Pink was also published as Give Me Five. Princess in Training is also known as Sixsational. Party Princess is also known as Seventh Heaven. Princess on the Brink is also known as After Eight. Princess Mia was also published as To the Nines. Forever Princess is also titled Ten Out of Ten.

The first four Mediator novels (up to Darkest Hour) were originally written as Jenny Carroll. Shadowland is also known as Love You to Death. Ninth Key was also published as High Stakes. Reunion is also titled Mean Spirits. Darkest Hour was also published as Young Blood. Haunted is also known as Grave Doubts. Twilight is also titled Heaven Sent.

All standalone novels up to Lady of Skye, plus Kiss the Bride were written using the pseudonym of Patricia Cabot. All 1-800-Where-R-You novels, except for Missing You, were originally written using the pen name Jenny Carroll. The Boy Next Door was also published as The Guy Next Door. Big Boned is also known as Size Doesn’t Matter. Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out was also known as Glitter Girls. Pants on Fire is also known as Tommy Sullivan is a Freak.

Shining On also contains stories by Malorie Blackman, Melvin Burgess, Anne Fine, Cathy Hopkins, Sue Limb, Celia Rees, Meg Rosoff, Rosie Rushton and Jacqueline Wilson. Prom Nights from Hell also includes stories by Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer and Lauren Myracle. Midnight Feast: Warchild also includes stories by Eoin Colfer, Anthony Horowitz, Garth Nix, Louise Rennison and Darren Shan. Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever also contains stories by Jane Green and Jennifer Weiner. Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume also contains contributions by Beth Kendrick, Julie Kenner, Cara Lockwood and Jennifer O’Connell.

If You Like Meg Cabot Books, You’ll Love…

Meg Cabot Synopses: Prom Nights from Hell is a collection of paranormal stories that, besides Meg Cabot, also contains stories by Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Lauren Myracle and Michele Jeffe. These authors take prom mishaps to the next level. It doesn’t matter how you look when your date is the Grim Reaper.

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