April 29, 2020

American Royals

American RoyalsAmerican Royals by Katharine McGee
Series: American Royals #1
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Links: Buy On Amazon

What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha.

Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown.
Two girls vying for the prince's heart.
This is the story of the American royals.

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. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American.

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.

The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded--and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.

"The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series

I just finished reading American Royals and had to express how much I loved this book, right away! I have always loved anything related to royalty. So, when I saw this book on Goodreads I knew I had to read it. Oh man was I not disappointed. Princess Beatrice, Princess Sammantha, Prince Jefferson (Jeff), and Nina were my everything. But Daphne I loath.

The book focuses on the royal family of American, the Washingtons in the present day. For the first time in the history of American, their next monarch was going to be a woman. No pressure or anything.

I like the idea the book chapters revolved around four women with something to do with the monarchy: 2 princesses, 1 friend/lover, and 1 ex revengeful girlfriend. There is no shortage of drama within American Royals! The chapters rotate these perspectives and I never lost interest.

There is also no shortage of romance and love trails. Three sets of star crossed lovers, and I was rooting for them all! American Royals messed with my heart this way. Ugh, I need so much more and all the answers.

I loved the world-building in this book. We learn who the lords, dukes, and other monarchs in this world are. We also learn about the different kings that have come before and their history. I find all of this fascinating but I guess that is because I am a history buff.

I need so much more of American Royals, and right now! But the second of the series will not be released until September 2020. How am I supposed to wait for about 4 months?!? I am going to read it as soon as it comes out!

If you like books about royalty or alternative timelines you would probably like this book. If you enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue or Royals then you will for sure like American Royals.

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