Let me start by saying that author Katharine McGee is a genius. The story – what America would have looked like had the country formed a monarchy rather than a democracy, was a really unique spin on the traditional royalty romance novel.
Now let me just come right out and say this wasn’t my most favorite book of all time. It was good. Really good. Well researched, super interesting, and totally novel. I love when a good writer can reimagine a whole new world, and McGee does it so well. That alone made this book a really easy, interesting read. The characters were whiny at moments and some of the will-they/won’t they storylines drove me a bit mad, but I still wanted to read more. All that to say, I’m about to read the sequel, Majesty, so I’ll be sure to report back!
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 hisheart.
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.