April 11, 2018

#BookReview: Royals (Royals #1) by Rachel Hawkins

About the Book:

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.

This title will be released on May 1, 2018.

Publisher: Penguin Random House
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporary
How I Acquired this book: Edelweiss
Overall rating: ★★
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About the Author:
Rachel Hawkins is the author of Ruby and Olivia, Journey's End, the Rebel Belle series, and the New York Times bestselling Hex Hall series. Born in Virginia and raised in Alabama, Rachel taught high school English before becoming a full-time writer.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I have DNFed Hawkins' other titles but wanted to give this one a chance. 

Check out author's other books? I think that this might be the last one I try. 
Recommend this book? Not really 

Notes and Opinions: I haven't had the best of luck with this author's books. IE. I have DNFed them all. But I keep trying again and again. ESP after loving Holly Black's newest title The Cruel Prince after doing the same thing with her books.  But sadly this is another one from Rachel Hawkins that I just didn't care for.  

I wish that this one would have done more history on the Scots as it really felt like this is supposed to be a book where the reader is an idiot or just plain clueless.  With things like Outlander, The Doon Series, and a few other books out there that deal with the Scotish Tradition I had high hopes that this one would be amazing but sadly it was not.  

This one was full of very confusing story telling as well as full of assumptions about the culture.  Once you really get into this one you learn that you will need a float chart to keep everyone going and you will be hopefully lost about the characters and how everyone ties in with everyone else. Espeically the royals.  So for me this was a big loss of a book/story. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Its kind of a mess

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