- File Size: 1737 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (May 7, 2019)
- Publication Date: May 7, 2019
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07GD55FTW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Her Royal Highness (Royals Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 283 pages||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled||Page Flip: Enabled|
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|Book 2 of 2 in Royals||Age Level: 12 - 17|
|Grade Level: 7 - 9|
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2019-2020 Florida Teens Read Award Nominee
"Her Royal Highness will make you swoon." --Entertainment Weekly
"Witty, awkward, and romantic." --Kirkus Reviews
"A quirky, fun read . . . Readers will be clamoring for the next title." --VOYA
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While it was an enjoyable, binge-in-one-day read, it isn't the strongest, most developed romance I've read. Given that the main character has been close with her friends back in Texas since before grade school, apparently, it seemed odd to let the characters drop off completely by a third of the way through the novel.
There were also some plot points in the book that never got resolved or happened "off-screen," that the novel would've benefited from having shown.
Finally, I felt that the novel's pacing was a little inconsistent, with the narrative taking its time to unfold and introduce you to the characters at the beginning and shifting into high gear after the setting changes, even though this portion could've used an equally paced exposition. I think this pacing issue came down to relying a little too much on telling (through dialogue or internal stream of consciousness) instead of showing. Having maybe 50 more pages in the book would've given it the space it needed to really create well-rounded, reoccurring characters, making the novel more believable as a slice out of someone's intricate life.
There were also a few things that I really loved about the book. I loved that the main character is unsure of who she is but isn't all consumed by it and is just slowly finding her way, which is a perspective not often found in YA. Usually an insecure character is angsty beyond reason, but Amelia/Millie had a great balance of nervousness and unabashed passion for what she likes, like studying hard and geology.
I also loved that the book was in first person and was told in a stream of consciousness way, making you feel closer to the MC and privvy to her changing thoughts about those around her, including her love interest.
I additionally enjoyed the snippets from the tabloid magazines between each chapter, as I thought it was a creative way to move the plot forward and give different perspectives. I wished it would've been flushed out a little more as it could've provide a better connection to her old friends in Texas. I also would've liked a resolution to the tabloid's insider source (which continued after the supposed guilty party was caught?).
Overall, it was an enjoyable, fast, cute read. Perfect both for sunny summer days or for cloudy, rainy days (as it fits the Scotland mood perfectly). The romance progressed a little fast from hate to love and felt more insta-lovey, but it was still sweet.
With Hawkins' signature humor and love of All Things Scottish, it's a delight!
In a Scottish boarding school, American scholarship student Millie and spoiled princess starts as incompatible roommates and verbal sparring partners. Slowly they become friends then lovers. Can an average American girl and Scottish royalty make it as a couple?
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS is a cute, yet predictable romance with added enjoyment because boarding school books are especially popular with readers.
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Really hoping there’s a Royals #3 in the works...
It was so much fun.
Flora & Millie were absolutely adorable and I loved seeing their friendship play out& watching their relationship develop.
I knew I would get an entertaining read, though I must admit ‘Royals’ (or ‘Prince Charming’ as it’s been newly re-packaged & published) wasn’t the usual fare I’m used to from Hawkins. But ‘Her Royal Highness’ managed to raise back up to the standard I’ve come to expect from her.
Protagonist Millie, a studious, slightly awkward and budding geologist identifying as bisexual gets ghosted by her girlfriend. Bumping into her later, reunited with her ex-boyfriend (and Millie’s best friend). It’s then Millie realises she has nothing holding her back and goes ahead with an application to a Scotland boarding school... where she gets an upstart of a roommate. Who just happens to be a royal.
Such a cute premise for a story, and I ate it up. I would have liked to see a bit more complexity in the plot, it did feel a little simplistic, but I guess that it fits in with the demographic for ‘Her Royal Highness.’ This is very predictable, like every rom-com involving a prince or princess, but with a female/female romance. But that’s what you want from a romance... and ‘Her Royal Highness’ delivers.
We get snippets of Daisy and crew from the first novel in this series popping up towards the end, which gave me a smile.
It was fairly well paced and kept my interest and I completed this novel in two quick sittings.
I’d recommend this for the younger end of the YA demographic. It’s got all the squee moments of a Disney movie. A more mature reader may find this meagre, but it is a fun wish-fulfilment contemporary with diverse characters that has become a guilty pleasure read for me.