Published by Penguin Random House on May 1, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
Royals is the first book in a young adult series by the same name from author Rachel Hawkins. I loved this super fun read for many reasons. First, I am all about all things wedding at the moment with the Royal wedding happening this summer and me planning my own wedding. This was right up my alley and second, because of the characters. I cannot tell you how much I love that the main character of this story is the sister of character engaged to the prince. This was a great idea on Rachel Hawkins part. It sets Royals apart from all of the other, I fell in love with a prince books.
Daisy’s sister, Ellie is engaged to Prince Alex. But the real star of the story is Daisy. I loved Daisy. She is a bit of a hot mess at times, but she is always feisty and spunky and has no problem speaking first and dealing with the consequences later. I was hoping that Royals would have a princess diaries-esque vibe, and I it did! I love Meg Cabot’s humor in her books, and Rachel Hawkins made royals a super cute, dramatic read that was so much fun.
On Goodreads, Royals is listed as the first book in a series. I am really interested to see where the series is going to go. I can see it going in a few different directions. We might get to see some companion novels focusing on some of the characters, which would be my preference because we got to meet a ton of people and I want to know more about a lot of them- especially the Wreckers. I liked the overall fluffy fun of the book, and I do always enjoy a good bit of drama so Royals was right up my alley. Because there were so many characters and because the book was on the shorter side, I did find myself confused because of a lack of details a few times, but it was nothing too bad. And I think a lot of the details will flesh themselves out in future books. Overall, Royals was exactly what I wanted it to be- pure fluffy fun! I think it would be great for fans of the princess diaries, all things royal family and gossip and for fans of reality tv.
To celebrate this fun book, and because I am wedding crazy right now because I am planning my own, I created a royal wedding board full of wedding inspiration for a formal royal wedding! Check out my board for some fabulous cakes and awesome castle and palace venues! (and no my budget does not allow me for a royal wedding…but I am planning a really awesome wedding of my own at the moment.)
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