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Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katharine McGee Review

Is America ready for its first queen?

Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we’re looking at you Daphne Deighton.

As America adjusts to the idea of a queen on the throne, Beatrice grapples with everything she lost when she gained the ultimate crown. Samantha is busy living up to her “party princess” persona…and maybe adding a party prince by her side. Nina is trying to avoid the palace–and Prince Jefferson–at all costs. And a dangerous secret threatens to undo all of Daphne’s carefully laid “marry Prince Jefferson” plans.

A new reign has begun….

*Possible spoilers for American Royals below. Proceed with caution!*

I have been anxiously awaiting this release since I turned the last page of American Royals a year ago. I love these characters and this world so much and have been dying to get back to them. I am a huge fan of Katharine McGee’s writing and storytelling. She is the master of multiple POV’s and weaving plot lines, which she does again beautifully in Majesty. We left American Royals on such a high stakes cliff hanger for all characters involved, and that intensity was lost a little coming into the second book. Everyone seemed to move on fairly easily from the past events and didn’t lean into the drama that had been so brilliantly crafted, and I felt still had room to play out. The plot was entertaining, but it seemed very separate from the storylines and relationships in book one. I loved watching Beatrice come into her own as Queen and her growing relationship was surprisingly sweet and endearing. Sam’s new love interest was swoon-worthy, and I would have liked more steamy moments between them to really heat it up. Nina almost seemed like a side character in this book, there as a foil for Daphne, who by the way is my absolute favorite character, instead of the other way around. Daphne’s story in this book felt the most connected for me and she had the biggest character arc of all of them. Overall, it wasn’t quite as scandalous or dramatic as I was hoping for, but I really enjoyed being back in this world that I love so dearly with some of my favorite characters.

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