Summary: What if America had a royal family?
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.
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 am a HUGE Katharine McGee fan, and American Royals has been my most anticipated release of the year. Boy, it did NOT disappoint. This book was amazing. The concept was so genius and the execution was superb. The setting was beautifully created with a great mix of familiar and brand new aspects of our modern world. I loved how America having a monarchy instead of a democracy affected the rest of the world’s history as well as its own. There were so many clever bits here to show us the development of the world and I was sincerely impressed by the thought and detail of this reimagining. As we’ve come to expect from Katharine McGee, the story is told from multiple POV’s and they work together seamlessly to create a deliciously dramatic plot that I could not get enough of. I loved every single one of these characters, from the prim and perfect future Queen Beatrice to the conniving social climber Daphne. They were all so well crafted and real and I am dying to find out what is going to happen to them. This book has easily been one of my favorite reads of the year and I very eagerly and anxiously await book two!