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Her Royal Highness

(Royals #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  28,007 ratings  ·  4,612 reviews
Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.

Millie can't believe her luck when she's accepted into one of the world's
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Lemontort I read this one without even realizing that it was a companion novel, so I really don't think you need to read the first one to understand this one.…moreI read this one without even realizing that it was a companion novel, so I really don't think you need to read the first one to understand this one.(less)
Izy Technically, it's the second book of the series. However, you don't need to read the first book or even know about the first to understand this one. …moreTechnically, it's the second book of the series. However, you don't need to read the first book or even know about the first to understand this one. (less)

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✨    jami   ✨
you hetero bitches have been getting "I'm falling in love with a man whoops turns out he's a prince" stories for YEARS and finally, finally us sapphics got ours.

“...No, what surprises me is the sudden, jolting, and undeniable realization that even I didn’t want to, I’ve fallen for an actual princess.”

THIS WAS SO FREAKIN CUTE. I was pretty much just expecting an easy, fluffy, sweet read about girls in love and THAT IS WHAT I GOT. I loved the boarding school setting and the set-up of the rela
chai ♡
I really thought I didn’t like contemporary romance but turns out I was just bored of reading about straight people pulling the same shit over and over again and I’m definitely here for the concept of “falling in love with your royal classmate in boarding school BUT MAKE IT GAY
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was SO CUTE and I am SO GAY.
may ➹
It’s all fun and gaymes until you realize you could have have rewritten approximately a third of the book, and it would have ended up 5x better, despite not even being a half-decent writer.

The issue with this book is that the pacing is completely off. I honestly would have rated it higher if the pacing hadn’t been so weird and janky, because it’s a fluffy book that you could simply have a lot of fun reading. But my slight enjoyment of the book couldn’t compete with how there’s pretty much zero d
Joel Rochester
Aug 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
edit: I wanted to add that if you just want an easy to read sapphic romance with a HEA, then this book fits that bill perfectly!

Between the lack of character development, plot development, world-building, pacing, research into scottish & wider british culture, and a lackluster romance - I just couldn't help but feel disappointed by this.

Flora and Saks were literally the only two interesting and slightly developed characters. Millie just spent the entire novel either gushing over Scotland (borde
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, sapphic-read
this was so cute i am dead
🌈 Full review now posted!

4.5 royally sapphic stars

I devoured this book on audio in basically a day and oh my god, friends. There is a very specific emotion that us sapphic girls feel when presented with good sapphic content in fiction, and depending on our tastes in terms of tropes and genres, different sapphic books will hit us differently. The feeling I got from this book was one of pure joy from getting a royal romance, usually reserved for a girl falling in love with a prince, starring t
Whitney Atkinson
4.5 stars

wouldnt it be cool if i went to a boarding school and had a princess fall in love with me hahaha.... just kidding....... unless??

I knew within 50 pages this book was going to get a high rating. Like I said about Prince Charming, the first book, this series is so feel-good and upbeat and addicting to read. Millie and Flora's camaraderie and hate to love romance was *chefs kiss* FROM THE GODS and their development, though contained in a short novel, was still spectacularly drawn out.

My o
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: bi mc, lesbian li

every sapphic girl deserves to fall for a princess, thanks for agreeing

anyway, someone tell hawkins you gotta actually develop your characters before you throw in the angst and you can't do that at the very end bc pacing does matter
i'm sad to dnf this but i really really don't like the writing rip ...more
chan ☆
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, 2019
oadsfjgofjd lass

yeah too lazy to think of a clever tagline but this was cute! i adored the setting and the overall ~mood~ of this book. i felt like i was in scotland and for that, this book gets 3 stars. but there were a few things that bugged me.

- the audiobook narrator's deep south accent for a houstonian (sorry bro we don't sound like that)
- the beginning of the book
- the mc's motivations

idk, my biggest issue was that the things i was supposed to deeply care about, and the things that MC shou
4 stars

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This book was so adorable. It gave me so many happy feels. This is my first book by Rachel Hawkins, but now I most definitely want to read the first in the series.

This story follows Millie Quint, a high school senior from Texas. After she sees her bff she's kind of been dating kissing her ex, she is more than ready to get out of Texas for her last year of high school. She has an awesome opportunity to go to a school in Scotland and she takes it. The unbelievable happens... Millie is
Apr 01, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: sapphic, lgbtq
as a lesbian, i really wanted to love this book. but as a scot, i simply couldn't. if you want to share in my pain and have a laugh with me, i vlogged my experience reading it and you can find that here. ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
1.) Prince Charming ★★★★★
2.) Her Royal Highness ★★★★.5


THIS WAS SO CUTE. I just wish there was a little bit more at the end!!! I wanted an epilogue SO BAD!
Nash (all too unwell)
“No, what surprises me is the sudden, jolting, and undeniable realization that even though I didn’t want to, I’ve fallen for an actual princess.”

Buddy read with Naomi💖

⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 stars

You find someone. you fall in love. And turns out he is a PRINCE
Yeah no.

You find someone, you fall in love. And turns out, SHE is a princess. HELL YES.

Her Royal Highness is a cute, fluffy and absolutely adorable story about two girls who meet in a creepy boarding school and fall in love.

I absolutely loved this sto
Lauren Lanz
Jun 08, 2021 rated it liked it
A sapphic, Scottish, royal roommate romance… the synopsis for Her Royal Highness reminded me vaguely of Red White & Royal Blue, and so who was I to wait? I had to jump on this immediately (especially during pride month!!)

While this wasn’t the most sophisticated or well developed story, it was a quick and admittedly fun read that doesn’t require much thought—just what I needed!

~★~ What is this book about? ~★~

When Millie catches her girlfriend cheating on her at the end of senior year, she’s d
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia
⭐️⭐️⭐️ cheesy stars


I liked the lesbian rep and love story but it wasn’t remarkable in any way. I felt like the characters were decently crafted but not explored as deeply as they could have been. The cuteness was there but I didn't really feel a romantic connection between the characters, therefore, I didn't really ship it.

The rest of the characters blur in my mind, which shows how poorly developed and used they were.

The romantic plot was pretty straightforward and classic, so no surprises ther
* so sorry, but I still had a few things to add *

I read this because it was advertised to be gay as fuck. When did I get that? After 85% of the book was over.


Things I didn't like:
• I thought this book was about Milly wanting to go to the boarding school because of her love for geology? That it had some fancy geology program or something? After Milly gets there, geology is never mentioned again, aside from talking about the decor rocks she keeps in her room. I'm really sick of authors giving
Trina (Between Chapters)
Cute story. Enjoyed Flora much more than I expected I would from the TINY bit we saw of her in the first book. The scene where the main character from this book meets the main character of book 1 was great! These books worked really well as companions and I hope there are more in the series!

Audiobook: 5 stars. The narrator had excellent accents (Texan and Scottish) and switched between them flawlessly. She read with personality and emotion. Exactly what an audiobook performance should be.

tw: che
Davina Herondale
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
11. June 2019

that moment you realize teenagers have more of a love life than you do

God damn, this was so cute

Rachel Hawkins could write, like, 6 more stories in this setting and I would buy them ALL.

Flora and Millie? S'CUTE iltsm

Now i'm casually waiting for her to announce the Sebastian story bc my bb boi deserves so much also

I need more of Daisy and Miles

I want a story for Elle and Alex and how they met

ugh I love this anthology of stories

20. April. 2019

Big shout ou
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star, lgbt-read
I don't want to be rude, but Rachel Hawkins has a boring writing style, she gives me zero emotions and her characters are flat. I read 3 of her books already, so it's not only this one.
I read Royals just so I could read this, but honestly, Royals was better.
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
This was such a cute, quick audiobook to read!
I had such a great time with it and seeing Millie and Flora start off on the wrong foot, develop their friendship, and become something more along the way. Their romance was lighthearted and sweet, and it was refreshing to have no actual heavy stakes. Everyone accepted their relationship and it was honestly just wholesome to read about.

I do think the last quarter of this novel was wrapped up too quickly and the conflict that was thrown in at the en
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I had liked the first book in this series and was absolutely here for gay princesses. Sadly, this one fell short for me.

Millie was just okay to me. I did love her smarts and dedication and love for her family. Flora was actually more of a marshmallow than I was expecting and was quite sweet. I just couldn’t ever get invested in either of them or their relationship.

Plot wise, it was boring. I do love a good boarding school setting, but this didn’t do it for me. The entire story read like “this
happy pride month i love girls!!!
h o l l i s
Listen, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS is not just a lovely sapphic royal contemporary but it's also.. fun. I thought this of the first in the Royals series, too. Are they perfect books? No. Infact, I thought the mini breakup in this one to be.. not awesome, both a little sloppy and too out of nowhere, but that doesn't negate all the warm fuzzies and overall entertainment, and did I mention fun, that it provided. And I needed some (a lot) of fun, so, #winning.

"Millie, you know this is just a school, right?
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
Realistically more of a 4.5, but I’m high off of all the swooning I just did so FIVE. STARS.
kayla ♡
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS***
FLORA AND MILLIE ARE DORKS AND I LOVE THEM. seriously this book was adorable and i loved that we got to see characters from the first book in the series. i didn't quite enjoy it as much as the first one BUT i still thought it was cute. so rachel hawkins when are you going to release a book about the hot mess that is seb?
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars !!!!

my first read for the backlist readathon: completed !

THIS WAS THE CUTEST SHIT EVER OH MY GOD I LOVED IT SO MUCH. they really should rewrite the synopsis as “millie going through bi panic for 200 pages” because it really be like that.

I’ve always been one to say I don’t really care if I’m represented in books (saying that as a privileged white girl is definitely eye roll worthy, I know) but it really did make my heart sore to not only see millie be so casual about her bisexuality
Britt / Basically Britt
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I'm just not really a contemporary gal, but I really enjoyed the characters! ...more
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