Book Review: American Royals


I've had a very productive week since my last post, finishing three books in the last five days. Less than three weeks until the year ends and I can't help trying to bring myself closer to my reading goal. This also means more books to review, which makes me feel horrible about skipping Tuesday's blog post.

Anyways, let's talk about American Royals!


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.


American Royals is set in contemporary times in an alternative world where America has a royal family. The description doesn't really make it justice because believe me, it is filled with drama.

The book is narrated in third person, but mostly focuses on four main characters: Beatrice, heir to the crown, torn between duty and love; Samantha, wild and in love with a forbidden man; Nina, best friend to Samantha and in love with Prince Jefferson; and Daphne, Prince Jefferson's ex-girlfriend willing to do anything to get him back.

Truly, all the boys in this book are book-boyfriend material, and the love interests are the main reason for all the drama. There is charming Jefferson, classy Teddy, dutiful Connor, and the bad boy in love, Ethan. There is a non-explicit sex scene in the story, fyi, and otherwise, the romance is very subtle and cute.

AR is filled with girl power, forbidden romance, handsome boys, secrets and scheming at its finest. It have me major Gossip Girl vibes, especially for the scheming and the fashion.

The plot is fast pace, with each chapter focusing on the events that move the story and filling in casually about the time gap with the previous chapter. I really enjoyed the development of the alternative world and its historical modifications.

At the end of the book, there were many things up in the air, and I personally didn't think the cliff-hanger was too bad. I am excited for the sequel, but I don't mind the wait. I loved the characters and the world itself, which is enough for me to recommend this book.

My rating:

Here is all the info for American Royals :

Reading Challenge No.: 31/45

Author: Katharine McGee

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Format: Print/eBook

Length: 448 Pages

POV: Third Person POV focusing on Beatrice, Samantha, Nina and Daphne.

Genre: #HistoricalFiction #Romance #Contemporary

Series or Standalone? Series - American Royals # 1 - Of a Duology

First Sentence:

"You already know the story of the American Revolution, and the birth of the American monarchy."

Favorite Character: Beatrice! I believe she is the most logical of everyone in the series.

Add American Royals to your Goodreads shelf, here.

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I will post my review of Shadow and Bone Sunday, and my review of The Queen of Nothing Tuesday.

Right now I'm currently reading The Beautiful and book 2 of the Cardcaptor Sakura manga.

I'm also working on bringing more diverse content for my blog for 2020, stay tuned!

Love, Lourdes

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