Title: American royals.
Author: Katherine McGee.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers.
Page count: 448.
Release day: September 3rd 2019.
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
What if America had a royal family?
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
I really loved McGee’s previous series, so I was very excited to pick up her next series! I was ready for some drama, and that was definitely what I got!
I liked that this was quite an ‘easy’ listen, it was just what I needed.
The beginning reminded me a bit of the selection, since the princess has to choose her prince out of a selected list. But that was only for a short while.
I really liked the beginning of the book, getting to know all the different characters, learn how they are intertwined together. And also predicting the kind of drama that was about to be happening!
At some point I started to realize that most of my predictions were coming true, which in some parts was nice, but after a while it made me a bit bored. And this made me lose interest, unfortunately. I mean I like to be taken by surprise at some plot points, but there was nothing even slightly mind blowing in my opinion.
I actually think I would have like the book better if it was shorter, some parts were dragged out more than necessary in my opinion.
I really preferred the thousandth floor over this one, since that one had more twists that I did not see coming. For now I’m not sure if I will continue with this series, I think I will wait for the release date and if I than still know what happened I might read it!
But since I really did enjoy the first half, I’m still rating this book 3 stars! (which is in no way bad!)