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Teen SRC 2020 – Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (#1 book of the Ash Princess Trilogy)

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess - Sebastian, Laura

Theodosia was only six years old when her country was stormed and her strong, good-natured mother, the Fire Queen, throat was slitted right in front of the traumatized child. On that day, everything changed and her entire life was no longer steady. The “Kaiser” stole everything from little Theodosia that night: her family, her land, and her name. The distraught child is forced to burying the girl she really was deep under her skin; Theodosia disppeared and in her place was the exact same girl with the same appearance but the glint and fire in her eyes had burned out. She was crowned “Ash Princess”, a title that will haunt and follow her everywhere as she starts the unsure path of her future. For over ten years Theo has been humiliated and held captive in her own palace. She has swallow down her pride and confidence, and relentlessly, publicly abused and degraded by the greedy, cold-hearted, cruel Kaiser and his court. She is defenseless and her physical self is only barely surviving in her new world. Then, one day, the Kaiser forced Theo to do an unthinkable to someone she has always seen as her only living parents and the last twinkle of hope inside her. With the blood on her hands and the last drop of hope sucked out of her, the Kaiser was obviously amused but clueless to the fact that he has gone so far even his own are no longer loyal to him. She soon finds out that her people are still fighting for her. They may not have enough man power yet, but the tables are about to turn. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield. For years she had been forced to stand and watch her people suffer underneath the Kaiser. All of the chaos starts now and all the silence stops.

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Teen SRC 2020 – American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals

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.

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TeenTober 2019 – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

There is a world where people with silver blood rule over the people with red blood. All red blooded people without a job when they turn 20 years old will be conscripted into the army. Mare is a 19 year old girl without a job and resorts to pick-pocketing. One day, she meets somebody named Cal who is a silver prince and he hired her to work at the palace. There, Mare found out she had powers, like the silver, but stronger than them.

Teen SRC 2019 – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries - Cabot, Meg

I’ve seen the movie, we’ve all seen the movie, except (obviously, I think) the book is so much better (no offense intended to Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, LOL, the movie was great.)

Amelia Thermopolis isn’t the popular girl, the nerdy girl, she isn’t even the artsy girl. Mia is just a regular kid with regular kid problems when her dad tells her that he is the prince of a small European country which makes her, Mia, the princess of Genovia. Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo can choose to stay in Manhattan and continue pretending to be a normal girl (not a princess) on the condition that she will take princess lessons from Grandmère (grandmother in french) in preparation of when she will ascend to the throne. Her father will also donate a hundred dollars a day to Greenpeace in her name if she agrees to the princess lessons. Mia, being the steadfast vegetarian she is, accepts because of that last part.

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Teen SRC 2019 – Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Royals by Rachel Hawkins is a fun, lighthearted romance/drama story that made me laugh so hard and wish I were living in the book.

It’s about a girl named Daisy who’s older sister Eleanor is engaged to the Scottish Prince. However, having a soon-to-be-princess as her sister means Daisy has landed quite a few tabloid articles too, and not all of them are positive. Over the summer, Daisy and her family are invited to Scotland to properly meet the royal family and their relatives + friends (dukes and duchesses, bishops etc.) where she meets the prince’s younger brother Sebastien and his best friend Miles. Throughout the story, Daisy gets into many adventures with them and goes through the process of learning how to behave royally, making maaany mistakes throughout…

I give this book a solid 9/10 but I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. It’s a 9/10 for me because I happen to like cheesy, cliche and fun romances but it’s definitely not for everybody 🙂 If you do decide to give it a try though, I daresay you’ll at least crack a smile because that’s the effect Daisy had on me!