After reading Anna Karenina I wanted an easy, mindless type of book to read next. I first saw American Royals by Katherine McGee featured on theSkimm and then a friend also posted about it on her Insta. I ventured to Dymocks (closest thing to a Barnes & Noble in Sydney) and picked it up. The pages were lined in pink so I knew it was going to be a super fun read.
I pretty much read this book exclusively on a beach. It’s the same category as the Clique/Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars books.
The premise is really cool – the world in present day if George Washington had become the King of American rather than the President. It’s set in the modern day following the lives of four girls, aged 17-21, in the monarchy that rules America. There are some tiny digs of humor to our actual reality. It turns out that it will actually be a series with the next book coming out “Fall 2020.”
If you want a fun, girly, easy beach read American Royals is for you.
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.