American Royals by Katherine McGee

*Spoiler free*

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. And their country was born of rebellion. 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 his heart.

I’m drawn to royal stories right off the bat. If has something royal to it, I want to read it. This book was no exception. I honestly thought it was an adult book for awhile, since the synopsis reads like one. The synopsis also made the book sound very confusing haha. I couldn’t quite get a grasp on what they plot was or what was supposed to be happening? It kind made me put this book on the backburner, but one of my friends read and loved it, so I was more interested in giving it a chance.

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