Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud: An #OwnVoices Royalty Romance Great for Younger Readers

There's a total dearth of diverse royalty romance in YA, and I'm so excited that Truly Madly Royally exists because it's so well needed and just an adorable read in general. It's definitely good for a younger YA audience--totally appropriate for middle school up--as it's super fluffy and cute. I think some older readers may … Continue reading Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud: An #OwnVoices Royalty Romance Great for Younger Readers

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Royal Reading Recommendations!

In the aftermath of the Royal Wedding, I saw it fit to make today's recommendation post all about all things royal. From modern contemporary romances including royalty to fantastical royalty, these are novels that are sure to satisfy your romantic cravings and give you a ship that's like when Megan looks at Harry. So, for all … Continue reading Royal Reading Recommendations!

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

4 stars Theodosia's mother, the queen, was murdered before her eyes when her country was invaded. Now, she is trying to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser as the ridiculed "Ash Princess," pretending to be naïve in order to stay alive. When Theo's last hope of rescue is killed by her own hand, … Continue reading Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker

3 stars Princess Lira is siren royalty and has been conditioned by her mother, the Sea Queen, to be ruthless and is revered across the sea. But when she kills one of her own, she is punished and transformed into a siren's hated enemy--a human. Without song, she must deliver siren hunter and prince Elian's … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker