We are so excited to be a part of the ROYALS Blog Tour today! Before I share my thoughts on the book, how about we tell you what it’s about!Royals by Rachel Hawkins
(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Published by Penguin on May 1st 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Europe, People & Places, Romance, Royalty, Young Adult Fiction
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.
I have absolutely loved everything I’ve read by Rachel Hawkins so to say I was excited about Royals would be an understatement. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy, and I couldn’t put it down!
I’m kind of obsessed with stories that deal with Royalty (who isn’t right?) but I found myself really enjoying the fictional take on Royalty that Hawkins has created with this story! Daisy Winters is just like every other teen… except for the fact that her perfect sister is going to be marrying the Crown Prince of Scotland. Not only does she have to deal with all the same issues as every other sixteen years old, she now has to navigate the unwanted tabloid attention.
The solution – send Daisy to join her sister in Scotland and stay out of trouble.
The stay out of trouble thing is easier said than done though, and before she knows it, she’s fake dating and trying not to embarrass herself in front her sisters soon to be royal relatives.
The overall story itself is charming and lighthearted, and despite being a bit predictable I found that I didn’t care. While there are some serious parts to this story, it was really a fluffy, laugh out loud YA contemporary that had me hooked from page 1. With fun characters that I’ve come to expect from Hawkins, I’m excited to see what the next book in this series will encompass.