**DO NOT READ THE BELOW SYNOPSIS AND REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ AMERICAN ROYALS**
Is America ready for its first queen?
Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we’re looking at you Daphne Deighton.
As America adjusts to the idea of a queen on the throne, Beatrice grapples with everything she lost when she gained the ultimate crown. Samantha is busy living up to her “party princess” persona…and maybe adding a party prince by her side. Nina is trying to avoid the palace–and Prince Jefferson–at all costs. And a dangerous secret threatens to undo all of Daphne’s carefully laid “marry Prince Jefferson” plans.
A new reign has begun….
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
I have to say, the idea of a young Queen being in control of American politics right now is a fantasy that I can get behind. In the wake of the last 8 months of 2020, this is a dream I am support fully. Can we start a petition to make Beatrice real?
When I read American Royals earlier this year, it took me pleasantly by surprise. I definitely thought it would be a unique book, but didn’t expect for it to be such a quick and emotional read for me. It was a book that had me smiling, crying, and stressing. For whatever reason, August brought on a book slump, one which only deepened after I read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Being approved for a galley of Majesty perked me up IMMEDIATELY because I knew that I could expect to be swept up in drama and romance for at least a day.
In that sense, Majesty was absolutely everything I needed. It was a one sitting read for me as I set aside all adult responsibilities today so that I could devour it. I was once again wholly sucked into the dramatic and stressful relationships of the four leading ladies.
That being said, there were a few aspects of the book that disappointed me. I did feel as though two of the romantic plots were too similar for comfort. Both were fake relationships that turned into more. While I enjoyed their stories separately, the Author’s use of the same trope for two sets of couples in one book surprised me.
Additionally, while I am happy that I will have a guaranteed quick read next year, I do feel as though this series could’ve easily been a duology with maybe fifty pages added onto Majesty to wrap up the overall plot.
Overall, if you’re looking for a book to completely lose yourself in for a day, this will absolutely deliver, while simultaneously wondering at the simplicity and lack of drama in your friendships.