You have all been RAVING over this book with your fancy (lucky) advanced reader copy books. After a few reviews I requested (months ago) that my library pre-order this one. To my library patrons, you’re welcome ;).
WARNING: this is a series.
What that means is, there’s another book coming out. So that means it ends on a, “NOOOOOOOOOOO, WTF,” note. I’m not mad about it. This is my new obsession. Think Gossip Girl meets Princess Diaries…it’s everything I could ever hope for and more.
This book tells us the tale if America had a royal family. At the beginning I found myself reading the book with a British accent, haha. It took me a few pages to get that out of my head. I’m going to do something I rarely do and give you the Goodreads blurb for this book…
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
Did I mention how obsessed I am with this book? If I could I would pre-order book 2 NOW. We have 5 points of view going on in this book…Beatrice (who will become Queen as she is first in line), Samantha (the spare), Nina (just a regular girl & Sam’s best friend), Jefferson (the spare’s twin brother), and Daphne (%#^^%%#*&%#%#, no other way to describe that b haha).
It is a fast paced read. Everything intertwined just lovely. I thought I was reading a true life story at times. Now, heads up, I LOVE the Royals so this was right up my alley. I’m also a huge an of young adult novels, which I would categorize this as. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this optioned as a series. I only hope that McGee sticks with this series for a long haul! I cannot get enough! 5 stars from me!
Title: American Royals
Author: Katharine McGee
Genre(s): Fiction, Chick Lit, Young Adult, Alternative History
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Find it here on Goodreads