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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • 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. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We!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.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."The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series
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"This was exactly the book I was looking for for years! <br/><br/>This is told in 4 perspectives:<br/> - The to-be Queen <br/> - the Queen's rebel(ish) sister<br/> - the rebel sister's friend<br/> - the ex-girlfriend of the Prince<br/><br/>The story was so enjoyable! In some spots, it reminded me of "Red, White, and Royal Blue" and "The Selection." It was fairly slow-paced, but as it's part of a series, it makes sense. It does leave off on a cliffhanger mid-climax. <br/><br/>My favorite part about it though is the general idea of it all. (What if the US had a monarchy rather than a democracy?) I did wonder about this in a few of my history classes and this really did quite well. The historical facts are, of course, altered to fit this different USA. <br/><br/>The characters were pretty much the best part. A lot of them felt really alive and like/hate-able. I wasn't a big fan of the really long names. <br/> -Princess Beatrice: I liked her to a point. Wasn't my favorite character, but okay. <br/> -Twin 1, Samantha: She was pretty cool and not fully predictable <br/>-Twin 2, Jefferson: Wasn't fully fleshed out and I kinda hated him for the dumb choices he made. <br/>-The parents: meh. Barely even there. <br/>-Daphne: what an idiot. I did not like her.<br/>-Nina: she was my favorite because of how real she was (exception being the friendship with the royal twins).<br/>-Teddy: poor fellow. <br/>-everyone else: cool but I didn't really enjoy them all too much. <br/><br/>The writing was fun. The 4 POV's did throw me off, quite a bit, since it swaps through them whenever the author felt like it was appropriate. It wasn't my favorite part, but it helped add to the story and tension. <br/><br/>I did think it was quite an enjoyable book. I suggest it for fans of "The Selection" and "Red, White, and Royal Blue" and cannot wait for the second book!"
"I didn't really like it. The writing style was mediocre. A lot of the characters seem flat and don't seem to have a real motivation behind their actions (ex daphne). It ended up being more of a romance novel than i thought. It kept on going longer than I feel was necessary (idk, maybe the following novels are better with that?) Also, it feels like only non white main character (nina) was clearly written by a white person and main lgbt representation (her moms) were written by a straight person."
"I didn’t really get into this book until the end. My friend said the second book is good so I’ll continue with the series. "