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
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!
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
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
5 stars I know now why Holly Black is called the Queen of Faerie. I've never read any of her work before (not even The Spiderwick Chronicles) and so this was a brand new experience for me. Luckily, it was a very awesome brand new experience. When she was seven years old, Jude's parents were murdered … Continue reading ARC: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
4 stars As a child, Ana was found with a sentient android, D09, by a fearsome space captain and grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09's kind is now illegal and has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing for a solution to fix him. "Nothing" meaning embarking on a quest to steal … Continue reading DRC: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston