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Royally Lost

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  4,943 ratings  ·  536 reviews
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Harper Collins (first published April 30th 2014)
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
He turned to her, leaned down, and kissed her, his kisses sending her over the moon. They lay entwined on the lounge chair making out. Becca lost herself in the perfect world where a handsome prince sweeps an average American girl off her feet.
DNF at 58%, right after the main character says "I love you" to a guy she's known all of a week because I can't take the amount of incomprehensible stupidity in this book.

This book makes The Princess Diaries read like Game of Thrones. I hated its silli
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Jan 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary, owned, ya
Definitely not for me. Snobby privileged MC, extremely predictable (which I’ll admit I expected), literally 0 substance to it... ugh I had such high hopes! This sounded like it could have been adorably fluffy but within 60 pages there’s a kiss. That’s when I knew this would be hard to get through. But I trudged along. Oh well! I think as a movie I would have liked it, but this was just too much cheese for me to read. But if you like corny romances that are just pure fluff, you might enjoy this! ...more
0 stars

I've put off writing this review for almost a month. I just didn't want to put my rage pants on, but now, with the release approaching, I must do it. I must finally open up and be honest about all the different ways that this book infuriated me. So get a drink and a snack, strap yourself in, because we'll be here a while.

Let me start this off with a quiz:

1. Are you a fan of Europe? Traveling? Exploring different cultures?
2. Are you opposed to instalove?
3. Does stalker behavior creep you
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
3.5 stars

Well so freaking adorable! While perusing reviews it seems like more than a few of my friends disliked this one, and I admit that it's not perfect by any means so I get it, but it's exactly the kind of fluffy fairy-tale-esque read I was in the mood for on a rainy weekend. It's the type of romantic adventure that is both idealistic and exotic; perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Smith.

What I didn't like:
-Insta-love ruined some of its charm for me. It was unnecessary and did more harm than go
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it

Title: Royally Lost
Series: Standalone
Author: Angie Stanton
Release Date: May 6 , 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Royally Lost is cute, sweet and extremely well written and exciting read, that will please almost every fan of Young Adult contemporary romance. With enough amount of drama and heart fluttering romance this is perfect novel to enjoy while sunbathing in May. The plot was so adorable!

Yes, maybe it was a little bit unrealistic at times, and t
Oct 23, 2013 marked it as never-finished
I've found my first DNF of the year. I'm at 16% and just cannot go on any more.

First, whenever a book features fake royals from a nonexistent country, I know there's going to be a layer of absurdity and silliness. Still, I was hoping for a story that was fun and endearing, but unfortunately, I just couldn't stand the characters, and I don't think we're ever going to be friends.

Becca is visiting Europe on a boat cruise with her father, step-mom and brother Dylan. Just the idea of experiencing a
missEvi [can't commit to a book]
Did I miss something? Is being stupid and uneducated the new trend amongst the late teens?

If I was an American, I would be seriously offended by the heroine in this book.

Ok, let’s start at the beginning…

Stupid teenage girl going with parents to Europe

Stupid teenage girl hates the historical sites and feels bad for europeans that have to learn soooo much history

Stupid teenage girl gets lost even going to the bathroom (I think she should check her ears..maybe she has a serious condition)

Stupid te
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another fun and romantic novel by one of my favorite YA authors, Angie Stanton! "Royally Lost" is a cute and entertaining romp across Europe through the eyes of college-bound Becca. But what she doesn't see, is that the backpacking boy she's fallen for, the mysterious guy who is touring Europe as well, is none other than a true-life prince. While Becca searches for a future not determined by her father, Prince Nikolai searches to escape his past, and thus his own predetermined monarchy. Set amon ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Conspiracy Theory: Meg Cabot brought Princess Mia out of retirement because of this book.

Because something had to fix the damage that Angie Stanton caused the princess genre in the YA-verse.

If you like books about princesses, don’t read this one. If you like books about Europe and traveling in Europe. Run away. Now. And try to calm yourself down by binge watching episodes of Rick Steves on PBS.

I know that’s what I intend to do after this shit fest.

Here are the life l
Brandy Painter
Oh. My.

I so wanted to like this. I was in the mood for a fluffy YA read. I NEEDED a fluffy and light read. But this is just so awful. Why?

1. Made up country names like Borganistan and Mondovia.

2. Lines like:

"He was far more interested in saving the planet from pollution than plotting invasions in war torn countries. How could his parents not see that?"

From the heroine on touring Europe: "Ten days of this. Shoot me now. Everything her is a gabillion years old."
(We are supposed to believe this g
Nov 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, dnf
I'm going to be frank here: Royally Lost was probably my biggest reading disappointment of the year. I had high hopes for a fun, royal jaunt through Europe - as some of you know, royalty and travel are two of my favourite themes. This book left me cold - so cold, I stopped at 25% and could not finish it.

In the interest of minimizing your time reading about sucky stuff, I'm going to keep this short by listing the good and bad.

The Good:

Lots of Historical Research: It was clear
Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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I received an finished copy of this book from the publisher (HarperTeen) for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

2 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). A book about a girl who travels around the world, meets a prince, and they fall in love. What could go wrong? Royally Lost had everything going for itself, it has a great cover, a great idea, an
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nothing better than a prince and me kind of story and backpacking/travel chicklit book to uplift my terrible week. I super enjoyed reading Becca and Nikolai's adventure of trying to find themselves but eventually fate led them to each other as well. This is the kind of story that won't break your hearts into a million pieces, nor murder your brain with A complicated story. Instead, this is the kind of story you want to read after a bad day at work or school. There's nothing epic
About it, and i d
DNF at 29%

Royally Lost gave the vibe of being a fun book filled with adventure and a sweet romance. Instead what I got was insta love and a bunch of control freak parents. Becca was forced on trip around Europe with her dad, step mum and brother, on what was meant to be a chance for the family to get to know one another and spend quality time. Becca can’t stand her step mum and her dad never seems to have time for her, so they begin this trip on the wrong step already. Then we have Becca’s broth
Paula  Phillips
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Are you fans of movies like The Prince and Me featuring Julia Stiles , The First Daughter starring Katie Holmes and Marc Blucas or what about Saving Liberty featuring Mandy Moore ? Can you see the pattern emerging here ? One of my favourite type of movies is the whole Cinderella/royalty theme where A) the royal escapes from his/her life and tries to become normal only to along the way fall head over heels for an ordinary but wonderful girl/guy and B) The royal decides to go undercover and act no ...more
Meg Valentine
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Both my (college age) daughters and my middle school students enjoy Angie Stanton’s books. I had an opportunity recently to preview her newest book “Royally Lost.” Like Stanton’s other books, I appreciate the fact that it’s a fun, entertaining read, that it has a strong female character, and that it doesn't end in a predictable manner. I've purchased multiple copies of her other books for my students and plan to do the same for this one. Although I kept telling myself I was reading the book “for ...more
This book...was really something else. I mean I guess I can see the appeal, but it was really just not for me.

Becca, the main character, just really got on my nerves, omg. She's so privileged and ignorant and spoiled. She spends the WHOLE BOOK complaining because how DARE her stepmom FORCE Becca to go to Europe, of all places, so they can spend quality family time. She keeps commenting on how everything in Europe is so OLD -- the cities, the monuments, the food (??? I dont understand this at al
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
If "The Prince and Me" and "The Lizzie McGuire" movie had a love child, Royally Lost would be it. Frankly speaking, I have nothing against a cute, cheesy, and unrealistic romance - in movies. In books, I find myself rolling my eyes and craving more depth. Stanton's latest is predictable in every way from the coincidental meetings of Prince Nikolai and Becca to their swimming adventures, balcony conversations, and stolen kisses. Unfortunately, I went into this novel expecting something a little m ...more
heather - NightlyReading
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
If anyone had ever seen the movie Chasing Liberty, and loved it, you will definitely love this book! Royally Lost reminded me so much of the story of Anna & Ben. It had it’s own little spin that kept me wanting to read more just so that I could finally find out how it all ended.

Poor Becca is literally on the trip from hell with her work-a-holic father, her stepmother which she has no desire to get to know and her party/player brother Dylan. She just had to deal with her awful break up after her
I actually got excited when I got the ARC for this. Some of my friends were talking about it in their blogs, saying how excited they were to read another similar book to Princess Diaries. It was, undeniably, one of the best series I've read about royal people. And I knew better before starting Royally Lost that it's about this make-believe kingdom somewhere in the secluded parts of Europe with make-believe monarchy and make-believe townspeople. I am totally fine with that. Plus, what's better th ...more
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
favorite quotes
“While part of her longed for him to confess it was because he’d fallen for her and couldn’t stand to be apart, she really did wonder what the heck a crown prince was doing slumming with an average American girl. Nikolai laughed. ‘I don’t know. I guess it’s a way to be spiteful against my parents by hanging out with an American commoner.’ He grinned. ‘You jerk.’ Becca threw him a dirty look, but couldn’t hide her amusement.”

why I picked it up

Foreign boy! How could I not?


This was such a cute read. Review to come...
Jan 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
This review can also be found at YA Midnight Reads

Major disappointment. Those are the words I’d use to sum up my feelings for Royally Lost. I picked it up looking for a fun and fluffy read. Unfortunately, it just ended up making me angry. Honestly, I wasn’t even looking for something extremely good and meaningful, just a fun, summer read. It seems that that was too much to ask, though. Oh yeah, there will be mild spoilers in this review, but you know, who cares?

Let’s start with the biggest probl
Online Eccentric Librarian
Jan 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, romance

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When choosing to read this book, I believed that such a well-trod YA trope (normal girl meets Prince and falls in love) would not have been published without some kind of charm or angle to make it unique. Sadly, I was wrong. This is a generic, pointless, vapid retread that the author has distilled to appeal to the absolute lowest common denominator tween girl. There's nothing original, intelligent, charming, or even f
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 4/4/14:

I have been reading a lot of dark and serious stuff lately. It seems even the fantasy novels I have been reading have had some dark edges. Its always nice to cleanse the reading palate with something totally different and when I am in the mood for something happy I always reach for a contemporary romance. I have been excited to read this one for awhile, but I had no idea I'd love it so much that I would polish it off i
Asheley T.
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read my full review HERE at Into the Hall of Books.

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton another one of those really great books that is perfect for those in-between times - it was light romance and travel around Europe and having fun while Becca is on a European vacation with her family. She never meant to have a fun romance while she was there - and certainly not with royalty! Nikolai just had to escape his parents and everything royal after being under the scrutiny of the public eye and the pressure
Anasheh Satoorian
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Actual 3.5

This was my first Angie Stanton book and I was excited to start it. Very soon after I started reading the story it reminded me in certain of JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman. In certain instances this is a deterrent for me from enjoying the book, but in the case of Royally Lost it actually made me more excited to read on.

The story is about a recent high school graduate who is on a European vacation with her family. For most teenagers a trip like this would be exacting and one that is ant
Dawn Smith
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Have you ever been on one of those vacations where all you really want to do is go home? Becca is vacationing with her family and having a miserable time. Her father is unemotional, her mother is just a little too much, and her brother is driven by his hormones. Becca is miserable.
Nikolai just wants to escape. He just wants to be a regular guy. He and Becca meet and decide to get lost together. Little does Becca know
Ivey Byrd
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Royally Lost will take you on a journey of Europe and first love, and you will not want to miss it. I really loved this book. Everything about it was amazing. It had everything from romance and swoon worthy scenes to adventures and thrilling action. I could easily imagine myself in Becca's shoes and the thrill of exploring a foreign country made me quickly fall in love with this book and its characters. Nikolai had me swooning and flailing around like an idiot at his romantic and witty banter. H ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm not even sure what to say about this. Right off the bat, I didn't care for either of the MCs, but I kept reading because I was hoping for something, some spark or swoon to keep me going.

Both Becca and Nikolai are so whiny. About everything. She gets lost all the time [seriously, ALL THE TIME], which started to get old. I mean, if you have a phone that's going to let you email and text internationally, wouldn't you have gps? Also, they seemed to repeat a lot of their conversations, with almo
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Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to good use writing award winning contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow.

Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin and is the best selling author of Waking in Time, If Ever, Rock and a Hard Place, Snapshot, R

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