Review: Royals (Royals #1)

Title: Royals (Royals #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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’m so glad I finally read this book! It was everything I thought it would be and more!

I loved the plot. Daisy is suddenly thrown into the spotlight when her sister becomes engaged to the Prince of Scotland. She had to deal with this new fame, which led to many scandalous photos in the British press and damage control by the royal family’s press secretary.

The story had some examples of the press stories throughout the book. There were more of these at the beginning, and I loved them. They were a funny little break in the main story that showed how the royal family was described to the rest of the world. These stories tapered off towards the end, and the stories were just described by Daisy. I wish there had been more of these press stories, because they were very entertaining.

I loved this book! I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!

What to read next:

Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) by Rachel Hawkins

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Have you read Royals? What did you think of it?

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