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American Royals

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  55 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Joanne Pang There are three royal siblings in the story, and some other POVs, whom are not blood-related to the royal siblings. It's not incest. The siblings…moreThere are three royal siblings in the story, and some other POVs, whom are not blood-related to the royal siblings. It's not incest. The siblings aren't crushing on each other.(less)

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Ishmeen
Jun 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
I WILL READ ANYTHING THIS WOMAN WRITES
Yusra  ✨
Jun 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
YES MORE DRAMA
MORE BEAUTIFUL COVERS
Cheska the Great is Not Okay
Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-be-released
Am I the only one who thinks there's something deeply fucked up about a monarchy in a country that was colonized and stolen from its native people?

The reason why European countries, some Asian countries, and some African countries still have monarchs is because those countries were never successfully colonized. They gave George Washington a fucking crown? The point of the Revolutionary War was so that there was no monarchy. How are you going to have a King and Queen of America in the 21st centur
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Rachel Strolle
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ohmygod i need the next one
Desirae
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm ready!

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Sage Elizabeth
i wasn’t that big a fan of her debut but i did like her writing style and american royalty? yes please!
ftnrsnn
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m lost for words on how much I love this book. I thought I had grown out of love for Young Adult Contemporary book since I never found any book that can beat “To All the Boys I’ve Loved before Series” but here it is – American Royals and here I am being so grateful that I got the chance to read it.

In this book, we’ve been introduced to 4 different POV which are THE HEIR, HRH Princess Beatrice, who next in the line to be the very first Queen of America, THE REBEL, HRH Princess Samantha, Beatri
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Erin A. Craig
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! A delightful reimagining of America as a monarchy. I loved all the characters— even loved hating those I was supposed to hate!— and their joys and struggles felt familiar yet fresh. I can’t wait for Book 2!
Taylor Ramirez
Mar 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
The more I read about this book, the more my political science mind cringes. I really enjoyed Thousandth Floor but I'm starting to become a little skeptical of this book.
Sarah
Jun 03, 2019 marked it as will-never-read-ever
George Washington would NEVER.
Lauren
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant about this book - but holy cow! It’s AMAZING! So well thought out, dramatic, emotional, complex in a good way. It’s like a more serious version of Princess Diaries 2 (the movie) but about American princesses and secrets romances and love triangles and doing the right thing. OMG I NEED TO READ THE NEXT ONE NOW!!!
Gretal
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: yarc
I went into American Royals hoping it would be better than the author’s first book, The Thousandth Floor, but honestly it might have been worse. Probably the only thing it has going for it over that one is the one non straight main character doesn’t die at the end of the book, but it’s only because there isn’t one. Don’t worry though; Katherine McGee still loves to make marginalized people have great falls (one of the few people of color in this book is a Japanese girl who is in a coma). There w ...more
Isabel
Feb 06, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
Me: I don't care about royals.

Also Me [wakes up early to watch the royal weddings and their interviews, follows them on Instagram]: Bitch, you lie.
Melisa
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: royals, reviews
I was lucky enough to meet Katharine McGee at Apollycon 2019. At the time, I hadn't read any of her books but my friend knew her editor so we stopped to chat. To my delight, her new book, American Royals, was right up my alley. I don't usually read YA and I'm actually hesitant to really call this YA. However, I love anything royalty related, either fictitious royals or real. Katharine and I actually chatted about various royalty while at Apollycon (I'm pro Camilla for Queen all the way!) Needles ...more
Lacy
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Writers got to pick the endings of their novels, but Beatrice wasn't living a story. She was living history, and history went on forever.


A list of reasons to read American Royals:
1. Hello, Royalty 💁🏼♀👑
2. it's Katharine McGee
3. 😱 forbidden love and... 😱😱 there's only one bed trope 🚫😘🚫

I am and will always be here for a Katharine McGee book. I love her. I love her writing style. And when I heard she was writing a new series of course I immediately had to have it. 🤷🏼♀

Katharine McGee books are f
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Jessica
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review and more can be found at The Book Bratz/a>.

I was lucky enough to score an ARC of AMERICAN ROYALS at BookExpo this year, and let me tell you, I was so super excited that I started reading it right there on the show floor because I didn't want to wait! And I'm super glad that I did, because I tore through this book so quickly and just couldn't put it down -- I have so many incredible things to say about it, so be prepared for a really fangirly-type review! So without further ado, le
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Joanne Pang
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Oh.


My.


God.


Katharine McGee's books never ceased to amaze me, whether it was the character relationships, plots, or most of all...


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Katharine hasn't disappointed in this brand new series of hers and fills it with super intense and insane drama that might be perhaps, even more elevated from that in The Thousandth Floor. Oh, and you never know.... Katharine is known for making readers say goodbye to characters... forever. At least one per book.


Let's break down some of the key characters we have and t

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Mercedes
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was not for me. However, if you like Gossip Girl or loved McGee’s other novels, this book will be for you.
The latest book from the author of “The Thousandth Floor”, gives an alternate American history. What if when George Washington won the American Revolution, he decided to take the crown for himself. What if George Washington became the first King of America? In this alternate history of America that is just what happens and Beatrice (the heir to America), Samantha (the spare), and
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Victoria Lopez
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Sass
Jun 11, 2019 added it
I enjoyed this one, but I would probably have enjoyed it more if I hadn’t read Rachel Hawkins’s Royals (now called Prince Charming) last year, which I felt handled grafting a royal family into history better. I found that I couldn’t get past several of my questions about how this American monarchy had shaped history, which were never addressed in the text (SLAVERY. KIND OF A BIG THING, WITH IMPACT ALL OVER AMERICAN HISTORY. NOT ADDRESSED AT ALL. The author appears to have dealt with the slavery ...more
Liz Friend
The story: Three teens, unlike any others: they are the heirs to the American crown. When George Washington won the war and became king, he started a dynasty that has lasted 200 years. But Princess Beatrice (first in line for the throne) has fallen in love with a commoner; Samantha has fallen for the one guy she can't have, and Prince Jefferson--whose poster hangs on the wall of pretty much every teen girl in America--looks like he's going to get caught by the most calculating social-climber of ...more
Skylar
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
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Cat
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
American Royals was a wild ride from start to finish, full of the magic of royalty and the people that inhabit these roles. Beatrice, Sam, Nina, and Daphne are all multifaceted characters with rich inner workings that lead the reader through an interesting journey that twists and turns and somehow comes to surprisingly tragic, cliff hanger end. Underneath it all the history carved out from what we know of America and reworked into something new, a world where monarchies reign still, is utterly f ...more
Jennifer
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Princess Beatrice: will be the country’s first queen to ever take the throne.

Samantha: can’t care too deeply about anything but a boy who is off-limits

Daphne: is trying to get back with princes Jefferson and be come a princess

Nine: the daughter of the Minister of the Treasury and friend with Samantha

American Royals is A story that follows four girls and they history evolving royalty. One of them is soon to be the country’s first queen. The second one is a princess who doesn’t much care for fo
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Phoebe (readandwright)  Wright
I think you can sense a theme of what kind of books I’m drawn to. I’ve read a lot about royalty, presumed royalty (like Alice Roosevelt in American Princess), and fictional royalty. When I saw the cover of American Royals by Katherine McGee, I knew I had to have it.

If you liked The Royal We (which is one of my favorite books to reread), I think you will really enjoy this. I read it pretty quickly, in two days, and am looking forward to the possibility of a sequel. However, if you’re tired of th
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Amy
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I found this book to be both deeply entertaining and, in many ways, extremely frustrating. I'm a sucker for the political intrigue and relationship drama, and I like the concept of this alternate history in theory, but the execution of it feels unfinished - or as though the author changed this one significant detail (George Washington becoming America's first king rather than its president) and then... completely ignored most of the ramifications of how that would actually change American histor ...more
Vanessa Ioannidi
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. So many thoughts. SUCH a good book. The drama, romance, intensity, and frustration you’d ever want in your life is found within the many tangled character webs woven throughout the plot. What I love is that McGee opts for an aesthetic closure, leaving a lot of lose ends satisfyingly and suspense-fully untied. Maybe we are to make our own conclusions, or maybe she is setting her story up for a delectable new series. Whatever the case may be, long may she reign!
Layila
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a five out of five stars for me. The main cast of characters I felt were incredibly fleshed out. However I wish that Jeff had a little more depth to his character. My favorite POV was probably Beatrice; her and Samantha's character arc were done very well and I enjoyed seeing them grow. Overall this book was a great read and I would recomend it to all.
Ranjani
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A simple yet attractive story of four women caught in vastly different situations. Their lives overlap in amazing ways and they influence the same world in so many ways. The romance is very heartwarming. Left me yearning for more.
kerrycat
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
another drama-filled, guilty pleasure read from McGee - I can't wait to see how this plays out, especially after that cliffhanger. this is one of those authors who does cliffhangers like nobody's business.
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Katharine McGee is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton University and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years in New York, working as an editor by day and writing by night, that she began a manuscript about life in a futuristic skyscraper. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel.

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