Royally Jacked (Royally Jacked #1)
Then her mother announces that (1) she's gay, and (2) she's leaving Valerie's dad for her girlfriend. Not what Valerie envisioned for her future. And just when Valerie is getting over this bombshell,...more
What the book blurb doesn't tell you is before moving to Europe the guy Valerie has been crushing on finally starts to show some interest and then ...more
Valerie moved with her dad to this small European country, the main plot of the book, which, by the way, happens more than halfway through the story. While there, she lives in the country's castle and of course falls in love with the handsome prince. Right away. That is always my biggest pet peeve with young adult books. I want build up and conflict surrounding the relationship and ...more
“Exactly two weeks, one day, and ten hours ago, my mother completely ruined my life. She announced over her usual dinner of Kraft macaroni and cheese (with tomatoes and broccoli bits mixed in - her attempt at being healthy) that she no longer wished to remain married to my dad. She planned to move in with her new girlfriend, Gabrielle. Yep. Girlfriend.” - Valerie Winslow
It’s not like Val is anti-gay or anything - she’s not, truly - but her mother could not have picked a worse time to decide she’ ...more
this is a cute and fun book for tweens. I really enjoyed reading this little romance when I was in high school. Gave me a little hope that i may meet my own prince charming someday. :)
Valerie Winslow, like any other girl, thought that she had it all: the perfect friends, the perfect family, and the perfect crush. But her world turns upside down and soon Valerie begins to question her whole life. Her mother decides to tell the family, at the dinner table, that she cannot continue in her marriage because she is gay and is going to move out and live with the new love of her life, who happens to be a woman.
It's a very short book, with only about two hundred pages. Even though it's amazingly short, it's quite annoying, thanks to the immature, or usually whiny, main character/narrator. I'll ex ...more
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Well, I will say first and foremost this book was a disappointing rom-com. Goodreads recommended it to me based on my brit lit/comedy selection, and the tag line on the back is "A romantic comedy for every girl who thinks she's met her prince." Well, this book is about as much of a romantic "comedy" as most rom-com movies are - i.e. not at all. I don't think I chuckled or laughed a single time throughout the entir ...more
This book has some seriously funny lines. Valerie's narration is honest and natural. I also liked the fact that the prince in this story is not depicted as the most handsome guy on earth. Valerie wasn't attracted to him outright as Valerie had another love interest at the beginning of the story. I believe that the prince grew on Valerie as they got to know each other better. I also like Prince Georg. He is smart, responsible, and "normal." In fact, thi ...more
Our protagonist, Valerie, has quite a bland personality, to be brutally honest.
She's very shallow. She has best friends who she freely admits she doesn't even trust (and who she knows will go about backstabbing/gossiping about her once they know about her "issues").
No personality whatsoever. The book is in the first point of view, and just reading how her mind works/her inner monologues/musings annoyed the crap out of me.
Because of her parents' split, she basically has two choice ...more
Ceritanya simpel banget, bener-bener teenlit. Tentang seorang remaja bernama Valerie, yang ortunya separate, trus dia milih tinggal ma ayahnya yang ternyata dapet kerjaan di Eropa, dan mereka pindah negara lah nih critanya. Tinggal di sebuah apartemen yg jauh dari layak menurut ukurannya si Valerie, trus dia mesti test untuk bisa masuk ke sekolah disana, belum lagi proble ...more
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I thought Valerie was completely shallow and stubborn, so I wasn't her biggest fan. The romance was odd, and the overall story was missing something. If I was told that I'd get the chance to live overseas in a castle for about a year I would be completely and totally excited beyond belief. For Val it was the equivalent of the world ending.
I did have issues with the writing style. If the story had been done a different way it probably ...more
Not because of the book but because I don't have the rest of the series. This was a great fluffy read and even though the main character Valerie was shallow and even wants to be someone's "shallow princess." I do understand that she was going through a lot, but her way of thinking was really shallow. I loved the prince and the story was great. I hated how short it was and how fast it seemed to go. Even though I loved the book, it seemed rushed at times. If we could ha ...more
Great, funny story, which I couldn't put down. Can't wait to read what happens next.
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