What if instead of a president, America had a monarchy? And not just a monarchy….the first female ruler? American Royals explores that thought and then some! Below I’ll discuss sass and trash, as well as leave a general spoiler free review.
I love that the whole story was told from (various) female perspectives. Beatrice, Samantha, Nina, and Daphne. I really enjoyed seeing how they all viewed the Crown through their different life-lenses. The arguments felt real. These are teenage kids dealing with adult problems. They think with their hearts not their heads. I was glad to see that Miss McGee was able to capture that.
I wish there would have been a bit more depth to Daphne’s character. She’s the bad guy…but why? Also, let’s explore Daphne & Ethan’s weird flirtationship. Alsoalso…we didn’t see much of the history of America; how it came to be a monarchy. Maybe it’s just the history nerd in me but I wanna knooooow….
I throughly enjoyed this book! I am a big history fan, and there was mention of a few of my favorite people: Louis XIV, and Henry VIII….I rather enjoyed this one. If you’re a fan of the royalty aspect of the Selection series, a good love triangle, and/or a manipulative ex, grab a copy at your nearest bookseller! I think this book is set up for at least one sequel because I have so. many. unanswered. questions!
Extreme grateful thanks to RHCB, Miss Emily Bamford, and Katharine McGee for this electronic early copy of American Royals! I enjoyed this book so much and can’t wait to have a finished copy in my hands soon! American Royals releases September 9th from Random House Children’s Books. Katharine McGee is the author of The Thousandth Floor trilogy.