My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received The Royals by Rachel Hawkins from First to Read by Penguin Random House. Thank you Penguin Random House for giving me the chance to read it.
Here’s what the book was about listed by Penguin Random House: “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 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.”
Royals by Rachel Hawkins really is like another Princess Diaries book series. It has that same sass, and fluff that I loved back in those books.
When I first saw this book, I knew it was going to be a fit for me, but then when I had it, I wasn’t sure. At the beginning, I had moments where I said, YES! I like this! And then a few chapters later I wasn’t sure. I think that may have depended on the times I was reading it.
Forget Alex and Daisy’s sister… Daisy and Miles were the best part of the book for me. I thought the romance between them was pure fluff. I especially liked the parts where they were alone together until her sister “rescued or interrupted” them.
I just really liked Miles. He was my favorite character. Did anybody else picture Lilly from Princess Diaries for Daisy’s best friend? I like Hawkin’s writing style a lot and will be reading more books by her.
This book is a four star read because of it’s pure fluff in it. It’s a recommendation if anybody is looking for something similar to Princess Diaries, and for a fast read.