Review: American Royals by Katherine McGee


Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Alternate History

Pages: 448

Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Random House Books for Young

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What if America had a royal family? If you can’t get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha.

Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown.
Two girls vying for the prince’s heart.
This is the story of the American royals.

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. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren’t just any royals. They’re American. And their country was born of rebellion.

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.

The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded–and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.





My Thoughts

Looking for a unique romance? Not afraid to delve into not 1, not two, but FOUR POV? Do you find alternate history lessons interesting? Well, you’ve found your next read!

This novel read like a drama you’d see on CW or one of the streaming services. It was entertaining to take a ride on the political drama train! The made-up history became a little daunting to flip through, it didn’t make the story for me and I would have been fine, but it didn’t break the story either.

The characters were what made the plot-all three of them converged and came to a head at the end. Did they develop through the story? Some did while others didn’t. Were they highly dimensional-not so much to me.

It was an entertaining read, it did keep me invested, and it DID leave me trying to find more pages… it abruptly ends, so yes, there is a cliffhanger.

3.5 savvy crowns for this royal read.

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