I received this recommendation from a friend and it sounded like the perfect light book I was looking for while at the beach. I had really been struggling to make it through another more serious book and wanted something that was easy breezy. The American Royals is a fun what-if scenario about what it would look like if America had a royal family. This was an entirely new-to-me concept to read about, which made it lots of fun and refreshing. If you have an infatuation with Will & Kate and Harry & Meghan, you will love the premise of this book. I didn’t realize it at the time I started, but it is considered a “young adult” category (think The Crown meets 90210), but I found it to be entertaining and addictive. I also didn’t realize it was part of a series (which means the book doesn’t really wrap up), with the second book coming out September 2020.
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American Royals by Katharine McGee
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.
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