Hey guys! Summer School started this week so I apologize if your reviews take a bit longer to get published. Anyways, onto my review!
American Royals by Katharine McGee is about a world where George Washington became King of the United States instead of being voted President. Now, over 200 years later, his descendants are still on the throne.
Before we get into it, I would like to say that although the concept is super interesting, I did find it odd and not very believable. The entire American Revolution was to escape the British monarchy, so I couldn’t see why the people would decide to have yet another sovereign.
Anyways, the story talks mainly about the three Washington siblings: Beatrice, the heir, who is patient, polite and perfect. Jefferson (Jeff), the only son, who has two very different girls in his heart. Finally, Samantha (Sam), the polar opposite of her sister, a very wild card. The entire book is about their life and the drama that comes with being so well-known; two of their closest friends, Nina and Daphne, also have integral roles in the story.
This book is written in an alternating perspective, meaning the narrative is consistently first-person, but the point of view switches between the characters every chapter. I, personally, quite liked this, because it gives the benefits of a first-person narrative, but also lets readers in on a lot more information through changing the perspectives.
I would give this book a 7/10. It was good, but nothing extraordinary…I think I’m just not used to romance being the main plot. I really enjoy actual adventures with more of a side romance, so having a plot that just completely revolves around romance didn’t bode well for me. However, I really do like the book and writing in general, and the ending really resonated with me; it was one of those endings that just makes you close the book and say “wow.” Anyways, I would recommend this to anyone who likes royalty and romance because that’s basically everything in this book!