Friday, May 4, 2018

My Thoughts: Royals by Rachel Hawkins
(Royals #1)
by Rachel Hawkins
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Publication Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524738235
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: First to Read / Own

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Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself. (Goodreads)

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 was the first book on my list, and it was a great book to start off my Royal Reads TBR!

There are SO many things to like about this book. The storyline was adorable, and had me hooked as I flew through the pages. I'm a sucker for a good contemporary novel, and I adore the ones that make me laugh, as well as swoon, the most. This book had all that and more. Also, the setting for the book was perfection. I've read a lot of royal books that have been set in England, or a fictitious land, but not many, (if any), that were set in Scotland. (I sooooo want to visit Scotland one day!) Reading this book made me laugh and swoon, and I had a huge smile on my face when I turned the last page. I LOVE books that leave me with a smile!

Oh, I can't forget to mention that the characters in the book were really great as well. I enjoyed reading the story from the main character, Daisy's, point of view. I can't imagine being in her shoes, being thrust into the spotlight because your sibling is marrying into royalty, but she handled it like a pro. I loved her snarky attitude, and the way she makes the best of whatever situation she is thrown into, and her love of her family. (Her family, by the way, is pretty awesome as well.) The love interest in the story, Miles, was mysterious and definitely swoon-worthy, and I can't wait to see what's in store for these two cuties in the next book.

Overall; Royals by Rachel Hawkins is definitely a new favorite of mine! I seriously enjoyed this book so much more than I expected to, and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on the second book as soon as possible. (It's currently untitled, and doesn't have a release date, but I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more information.) If you're a fan of cute contemporaries, do check out Royals!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you loved this one so much. It sounds so hecking adorable! I'll be in London for the Royal Wedding in a couple weeks and I wish I had this book to start prepping myself lolol.

    Great review!
    - Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover


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