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The Royal Treatment (Princess for Hire #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,771 Ratings  ·  194 Reviews
What girl wouldn't swoon over the outrageous perks in Desi's life as a princess substitute? Desi gets to hang out with crush-worthy Prince Karl, and the Faade agency has taken a special interest in her magical abilities. But between sub training, starting the eighth grade, "and "dealing with the cute-but-bossy new boy Reed, ""she's beginning to feel like she's in over her ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: 288pgs
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: eh
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 6
World Building: 7
Flow: 6
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
Worst Part: Gross love
Thoughts Had: sheesh; shit hitting fan...


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh

Short Review: Okay so this MC has been a crazy "I wanna change the wor
I loved every page of this book.

Lindsey Leavitt brings Desi Bascomb back as our favorite princess substitute.

She is advancing to Level Two at Facade, working on BEST (Betterment of Elite Sub Training) in order to complete them to everyone's satisfaction. With this comes more sophisticated jobs. That's not all Desi is doing. She is starring as Titania in the school's production of Midsummer Night's Dream; she is dealing with her crush for Karl; she is dealing with her mother coaching and helpin
Oct 09, 2011 rated it liked it
The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Levitt is the second book in the Princess For Hire series. Desi Bascomb has been promoted to level 2 at Facade, the princess substitute agency. When she puts on the royal rouge via a magical compact, Desi is transformed into the girl she’s subbing for due to her MP aka magic potential. However, Desi’s side job is a big secret. Her family and friends don’t know and Desi wants to keep it that way.

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Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
You know a book is good when 1. You can't put it down. 2. You laugh out loud and squeal with delight throughout and 3. You rush to goodreads so you can write a raving review of this uber-fantastic piece of fiction. The first book was a fun read, but Leavitt outdid herself with this one.

Top 3 things I love: Desi doesn't HAVE to get the guy she crushes on. She crushes and then she realizes that her crushes might not be the best for her. 2. It's totally girly. I'm not really into fashion, make-up
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Typically, I don't read series because the second book almost never lives up to the first. This book, however, does and makes you want to launch straight into the third. Team Desi Forever!
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Normally I don't love the second book in a series, but this one is every bit as good as the first. Team Desi!
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Lindsey Leavitt has easily become one of my favorite authors. I loved Princess for Hire, the first book of this series and I was excited when I heard that book two was coming out and I really wanted to read it. After receiving an ARC, I read it and loved it. The Royal Treatment left me wanting more of Desi and Reed and Meredith.

The Royal Treatment begins some time later after Princess for Hire. Desi has a lot more on her mind than she did before she got her job. She’s gets a part in Midsummer’s
Erin (Bookish in a Box)
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Royal Treatment is a wonderful addition to the Princess for Hire series by Lindsey Leavitt. The sequel is as endearing and engaging as the first and further develops Desi Bascomb's character and employment.

While the first, Princess for Hire, was pure enjoyment due to Desi's adventures as a princess, the second explores Desi's feelings about Facade's control of Magic Potential and shows Desi's maturation as a teenage girl and as a substitute princess. I wasn't sure how I felt about that at fi
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I sort of figured out that Reed was a Prince Sub when they were at the rollerskating rink and Reed had to suddenly leave because he "had to go to work" even though he was already at work in the skating rink.
I loved it when Desi saw Reed with a manual after the play and they found out that they were both working for Facade. It was also cute when Reed said a line from a movie that Prince Karl had quoted, in the first book, to princess Elsa.

Quote from last page of the book:

"Fine. How about..." He
Bethany Huang
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of fairy-tale retellings

I had very high expectations for this book-and I was NOT disappointed. Starting off with the same girlie approach, Desi is in the high school music room that Kylee snuck her into so she could practice her violin since it's her "musical dream". The truth is nowhere near that. She's actually preparing her BEST (Betterment of Elite Sub Training- "These people loved their acronyms" ) for another princess as she rises up to level two.

Once I opened this book (or rather, e-book) I just couldn't stop.
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Lindsey Leavitt is a former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom/party animal (not to be confused with her spirit animal, which is a lion). She lives with her family in the Utah mountains. She is the author of the COMMANDER IN CHEESE series, THE PAGES BETWEEN US series (Co-written with Robin Mellom) SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD, GOING VINTAGE, THE CHAPEL WARS, and the PRINCESS FOR HIRE ser ...more
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“We stood in the wings together, side by side. Reed's mouth was still agape.
"It makes sense when you think about it," I mused. "You get two people together who have you-know-what, and sparks are going to fly."
Reed's cue was about to start. He pointed at me and said, "Tonight. There's a party. And we're going to talk."
"Because this is crazy."
"Okay. Well." He tugged a strand of my hair. "Good luck out there."
"You're not supposed to say that."
"Fine. How about..." He squinted at me. "Here's looking at you kid."
The smile melted off my face. "What did you say?"
"It's a line. From a movie." He shrugged and burst onto the stage with a hee-haw.
It was a line. From Casablanca. The same line KARL had said to me when I was Elsa. The same like Karl didn't recognize when I said it to him as Floressa. Which meant... nothing. Right? Lots of people know that line. Just because Reed said it, and Reed was a sub, it didn't mean he was... he was...
"You're on," the stage manager whispered.
I stumbled onto the stage. The lights were too bright. The theater was packed. Reed gave me a quick, crooked smile, and I knew.
My crush on Karl was less complicated than I thought, because it wasn't Karl I'd been with that day in the garden.
Now my crush on Reed... ?
THAT was a scandal all on its own.”
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