19 May 2018

Royals by Rachel Hawkins

I won a copy from Scholastic UK over on Twitter and I squealed when it arrived.

This is a book that you have to give yourself over to. Let yourself sink into the story, suspend belief, and have a laugh.

Royals is set in an alternate universe which addresses the question - what if the Stuart's still ruled Scotland and the prince married the American daughter of an aging rock star? And it hits so many cliches on the way too. Absolutely perfect for sunny days and rainy nights.


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. 


Source: Giveaway

5 Words: Family, responsibility, secrets, love, royalty.

This book was just SO SWEET. I had a huge, ridiculous grin on my face the whole time I was reading it.

Whenever I think back I just smile and giggle so I'm doing something a little different today.

Reasons to Read Royals


  1. Sisters
    Oh, the love and resentment between sisters. I loved how their relationship was portrayed, and how they resented each other just as much as they love each other, because that's what sisters are like.
  2. Train-Wreck Prince
    And his royal wreckers. They were a hot mess and got up to some eye-brow raising and hilarious antics. Much as he is a bit of a dick at times, I loved him by the end.
  3. Loyal Friends
    I loved the friendship dynamics, and not just between the main characters. They're pretty much all loyal in their own ways, but I loved how they all had their own unique relationships.
  4. Queerness
    Without dropping a spoiler, this book has a surprisingly not-straight character, and one I loved getting glimpses of.
  5. Sheer Joy
    Honestly, this book is just an absolute joy to read, with pithy quotes and pop references and sass.
He just showed up like a posh vampire I accidentally invited in, then couldn't make leave.

1 comment:

  1. I bought this the other day (Saturday, actually, which was fitting!) and I'm so looking forward to it. I love a good romcom type book 😊
    Amy xx

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