This book is like a mixture of The Selection Series and the Princess Dairies, but on steroids. (The characters in this book also reminded me a lot of the Kardashian’s/Jenner’s with all that scandal and drama 😂) There is not one page that doesn’t have you gasping at how scandalous it all is. It felt like I was reading article after article on Kardashian/Jenner gossip and it was beyond entertaining. Like, this book is FULL of drama and I loved it! The blurb was so accurate. It’s all Royalty + Relationships + Family = Scandals & Drama 😂
Before anything else, I have to say how much I loved those bits of shade the author threw on the gouvernement system of nowadays in America. If you haven’t read the blurb; this was rewritten as if instead of birthing the presidential system, they’d created a monarchy in America all those years ago. It’s kind of like a dystopian and contemporary mashup and it’s brilliant, through and through. Katharine McGee is a genius for writing this book in that way.
This was also noticeably a fast-paced book. Every page led up to something and I love how engaging that keeps the story. You don’t want to put the book down because there’s constantly some drama popping up or being led up to. Not a single moment of what was written felt like a waste. It all contributed to the plot in some way.
Now, I wasn’t a huge fan of just HOW SCANDALOUS some of the relationships got, BUT it did keep the book insanely entertaining sometimes and it was fun to see how my thoughts changed about some of the couples that formed in this book. And some of the characters too.
I really loved how this book was told from so many different perspectives, so you didn’t miss what was happening with anyone and there was constantly something going on. You got to see everyone’s stories unfolding at the same time, criss crossing over one another, and it was truly just like a reality TV show with all that drama 😂
Also, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT ENDING?! Because oh my god I did not see that coming! Considering I didn’t know there was another book after this, I didn’t expect it to end on a cliffhanger at all 😅 It left me so shook, I didn’t even have the words for it. I still don’t have the words for it. HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO US, KATHARINE?! I need the next book ASAP! Before I drive myself mad with all the possibilities.