Friday, May 4, 2018

Royals Review and Blog Tour

Today, I’m super excited to be a part of the Royals Blog Tour! Royals just released this Tuesday, and I encourage every contemporary-romance lover to get their hands on a copy, ASAP. It’s super cute.

(Royals #1)
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Hardcover, 256 pages, G.P. Putnam Sons Books
Genres: YA, Contemporary

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 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.

My Review

Rachel Hawkins is known for her cute books with sassy main female characters, and Royals is no different. It’s exactly what someone would expect from a Rachel book—it’s a fun, wild ride with some whacky scenarios that’ll have readers cackling with glee.

Okay, so first off, I have to give Rachel major props for not doing the same ol’ same ol’ with the falling-in-love-with-a-prince trope. Yes, we all love that trope, but Rachel has the sister fall in love with the prince, and it just made me so happy to see a spin on such a cliché theme. I was also super into Ellie Winters and Alex the Prince’s relationship. They make such a great couple. I’d love to have a spinoff book showing how those two got together.

As for the main character of the story, Daisy Winters, she’s someone I think a lot of YA readers can relate to. She’s a nerdy outcast who just wants to meet her favorite author without people messing up her plans. (I mean, honestly, I just wanted Daisy to be able to attend her convention in peace, gosh darnit!)

I also loved the whole Royal Wreckers posse. I just wish the book had been longer so I could get to know the Wreckers, and everyone else, a little better. It was, at times, hard to tell the boys apart since the pacing was so fast. But the fast pacing just meant that I devoured this book extremely quickly. In fact, all I wanted to do while I was at work was continue reading about Daisy’s adventures with these royal boys. Oh, and again, I could do with a spinoff book for every one of the Wrecker boys.

All in all, if you’re in any way a fan of a certain popular British royal family, you’ll definitely want to pick up this book. It’s a mashup of Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, E!’s TV show The Royals, and every Lifetime original movie about princes falling in love.

The Author

Rachel Hawkins is the author of Ruby and Olivia, Journey's End, the Rebel Belle series, and the New
York Times bestselling Hex Hall series. Born in Virginia and raised in Alabama, Rachel taught high school English before becoming a full-time writer.

The Tour

April 23 – Book Briefs – Review + Pinterest Board/Styleboard
April 24 – Ex Libris – Essentials for Your Royal Wedding Party
April 25 –  Novel Novice – Top 5 Things to look For At A Wedding
April 26 – Fiction Fare – Review
April 27 – YA Book Nerd – Creative: Preparation for a Royal Wedding

April 30 – I am a Reader - Moodboard
May 1 – The Clockwork Bibliophile – Review + Book Feature
May 2 – PaperTrailYa - Review
May 3 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Five Reasons To Read
May 4 – Shell’s Stories – Review

May 7 – Books and Blends – Review
May 8 – Isabellactivist – Bookstagram Post with Royal Recommendations (Books, Tv Shows, Movies)
May 9 – The Blonde Bookworm – Review
May 10 – Bookish Delights – Review
May 11 – Xpresso Reads – Review

*Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. This in no way affected my opinion/review.

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