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Giveaway dates: Feb 11 - Feb 28, 2019
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Magic school, paranormal, princess story… Rachel Hawkins will write about anything and everything that comes to her mind and I love that about her.
Princess stories are my thing. I don’t care if they are unrealistic, as long as they make me want to become the heroine of the book and live this fantasy myself.
And boy do I want to be in Daisy’s shoes right now. It’s not as though she is on her way to become a princess (her sister is, sort of), but spending the summer at a castle with ple ...more
2.5 stars. Ok so first of all, I really do like this author's other books and would normally be ALL over a book where a girl becomes famous because her sister gets engaged to a prince. I got up at a ridiculous hour and skipped school to watch the royal wedding and I absolutely love those ridiculously cheesy royal Hallmark movies. I really wasn't looking for anything serious here and just wanted a fluffy, fun read! Buuuuut there was one detail that was absolutely impossib ...more
1. The premise just makes me want to watch 'Made of Honour'
2. It's been two hours and all I've done is watch 'Made of Honour'
3. Daisy is making this all about her and that's selfish as heck.
4. Should I pick up the Princess Diaries again?
5. When's the 'Outlander' reference coming?
6. *two pages later* Whoop, there it is.
7. Miles is 100% the love interest.
8. Why are we pretending Seb is a love interest?
9. I need a Princess Diaries 3 movie before I die.
10. Genovia, Genovia ...more
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Well I thought this book was going to be difficult difficult lemon difficult but alas! It turned out to be easy peasy lemon squeezy (thank god for that)!
I kind of struggled to like it in the first six chapters because I was annoyed with Daisy's relationship with her family but after that chapter I surprisingly enjoyed this book. It was a cliche young adult contemporary romance but it still managed to ho ...more
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I am trash for a royalty story, especially with the Royal Wedding approaching (when this review is posted the wedding will have already happened). I am an absolute nut about royalty, I don’t know why. Well, I do, but it’s literally just because my family has raised me this way. So, when I saw this book called Royals floating around on Goodreads I knew I had to pick it up. I’m so glad I did as well, this was one of the funniest an ...more
The book draws definitely inspiration from Prince William and Prince Harry. In the book, Daisy's sister met the prince at university just like Will and Kate and her sister is an American just like Meghan. But in this book, the royals are the fictionalized royals ...more
I really, really, really enjoyed this novel. It was cute, it was funny, it was sarcastic, and it was equal parts relatable and not relatable. I honestly sped through these pages and could. not. get. enough. Seriously, I wanted the sequel in my hot little hands like...yesterday. Ms. Hawkins, in the nicest way possible, chop to it.
There was a lot of hy ...more
The last 100 pages really stood out for me, and it took until there, I think, to really get into the groove. The opening is pretty episodic, and the writing can be repetitive, but the end? Oh! There's finally tension and conflict and a fake dating plot and i ...more
It was...interesting, reading this as a British person. The idea of a modern-day Scottish monarchy would ordinarily open up an entire can of worms of intricate, tangled alternate history, but let's be real, nobody picked up this book expecting that. So we let the whole Scottish-monarchy-thing slide. Even then, it's very obvious this book was written by an American. It wa ...more
Everything was solid, though not a ton of depth to make you stop and gasp. It was hilarious and if your a fan of Scotland but know absolutely anything about the UK you’ll love it.
If you are are acquainted with the Uk you might be completely put off by the cultural rewrite?!?! Like def not accurate And that can be super off putting. Other than that. Light fluffly and fun!
But this was so cute! So fun! I love Royal romances man.
royal trivia brought to you by your snarky local Brit
If you're looking for a quick and cutesy read, you've found it!
This story is about Daisy, an innocent teen from Florida who just happens to have a sister that gets engaged to the Prince of Scotland and heir to the throne. Daisy lives a pretty normal life but that all gets uprooted when some tabloids start spewing gossip about her which threatens to hurt the royal family. She finds hers ...more
I enjoy Hawkin's writing style. It's fun and sweet, and really entertaining. It was the reason that I loved Rebel Belle all those years ago.
But, this was no Rebel Belle.
The story, as expected, follows usual YA romance fashion. The story was pretty straightforward: small town girl, thrown into a big city, this time with the added bonus of being thrown into a royal family. You know, the usual.
Sadly, plotwise, it felt like a whole lot of nothing.
The charac ...more
The initial build up was a little on the slower side but 20% in, I was game!
I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book... Filled with witty, sarcastic comebacks, weird kinda geeky moments... A super fun, hilarious book. Loved it!
Royals by Rachel Hawkins was high on my list of books to read this month, and I was really excited to finally start it. Most of the books on my TBR for this month are about royals and weddings, and that is mostly because of the Royal Wedding that is taking place in a few weeks, which I'm pretty excited about. (How often do you get to see a Royal Wedding?) So, in anticipation of the big event, I'm binge reading all the books on royals and weddings, and even about royal weddings this month. Royals ...more
Aren't royals supposed to be all closed off and dead inside? Isn't emotion embarrassingly common? Why do I now have to join a three-way hug with my sister and her fiancé?
A different take on the royalty trope, we have Daisy who is younger sister to Ellie, a girl who is set to marry her Scottish princ ...more
This was so much adorably fluffy goodness. And of course there is excellent humor and flirty banter as you would expect from a Rachel Hawkins book. We follow Daisy Winters as her life changes thanks to her sister, Ellie’s royal engagement to Prince Alex. I really liked Daisy, she’s hilarious and doesn’t really have a filter. Which makes for a lot of entertainment in a buttoned-up environment. I loved meeting all the royal family members and the hijinks that Seb and his friends get into. ...more
*Whispers* Crown Prince of Scotland? That isn't a thing...
*Whispers again* But Beth... you love Royalty type things, it could be like The Selection and you know how much you loved that deep deep deep down...
Please someone help me make up my mind if I should invest :')