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Royal Themed YA Novels

Happy Monday Guys!

I really wanted to get a blog post up for you today, as today begins the busiest week of the whole year at work, and I'm honestly not sure if I'll have time to post on Wednesday or Friday.

However, I had a little bit of free time today, and so it seemed the perfect time to get a quick post up, and I'm going to do a book recommendations post since it's been quite awhile since I've last done one of these.

If you've read some of my previous blog posts, you guys will remember that I'm a huge sucker for the "famous or royal person falling for the regular person" trope throughout all of the genres I read.

A few months ago I was talking about this to my best friend, and ended up finding out that this is one of her favorite tropes as well. In fact, we've actually decided to start a book club for the two of us next month, and our first book pick is the Royal Wedding series by Rachel Hauck.

Talking with her about this trope got me thinking that maybe there's a lot of you guys that love this trope as well, and I thought for today it would be fun to feature some YA books on this topic. And if anyone wants to see it, I might do an adult fiction post like this in the future. And also possibly a "famous person falling for the regular person" trope in YA post as well.

So for today's post I decided to focus on YA books that feature a royal falling for a regular person:

Let's go ahead and get started!

1) The Prince With Amnesia by Emily Evans:

This quirky self published contemporary is one that I read about five or six years ago, and have actually re-read a couple of times since. It focuses around a 17 year old prince from a European country who's dealing with lots of familial drama surrounding the crown, his parent's divorce, and his slightly off her rocker grandmother. When an accident causes the loss of his memory, his mother jumps at the chance for him to live as a regular teenager for awhile. And takes him to the USA for some much needed time away. Enter high school senior Violet; who's parent's refuse to allow her to date, who's a slight overachiever, and who's definitely interested in the new foreign exchange student. However, when the truth comes out about who he really is will their newly developed relationship even stand a chance?

I highly recommend this one guys! I completely adored it, and it's a fairly inexpensive read as well if you're currently on a book buying budget.

2) Royally Lost by Angie Stanton:

Royally Lost was not one of my personal favorites, but I did still really enjoy it. This one focuses on Becca, a high school girl who's been forced to take a European cruise vacation with her brother, father, and over-eager stepmother. What starts out as a boring vacation with her family turns into an adventure when she meets Nikolai along the way. Unknown to her, she's helping a runaway prince stay on the run, and what will happen to her European adventure when the truth comes out?

As always, I loved Angie Stanton's writing style, and the cute way she wrapped this book up.

3) The Selection by Kiera Cass:

Of course I have to include one of my favorites on this topic. While this one's slightly different as it's a dystopian and America knows who Maxon is right from day one, it's still one of my absolute favorites, and I couldn't post about this topic without including it. I'm sure most of you guys are already familiar with this one, but if you're not, The Selection tells the story of a royal family who throws a "bachelor" game to help the future king find his bride. Young ladies are chosen from all over the kingdom to compete for prince Maxon's affections, and America Singer was definitely not expecting her name to be one of the chosen. She's grown up poor, and doesn't feel she fits in with this type of lifestyle, but she finds a kindred spirit in Maxon and soon finds herself confused as to what exactly it is she truly wants.

This series will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I really need to finally read The Crown soon as I've been procrastinating seeing one of my favorite series come to an end.

4) Cinder by Marissa Meyer:

I also couldn't resist throwing this one in here. Cinder is definitely my favorite Cinderella retelling of all time, and I can't recommend it enough. If you're unfamiliar with this one, each book in the Lunar Chronicles is a futuristic fairytale retelling. In this one, Cinder is a cyborg, who's forced to live with her stepmother and stepsisters after her father's death, and she has a chance encounter with Prince Kai in the street market, that soon leads to something more. Add in the evil queen Levana, political uprising, and a disease that's rapidly wiping out the population, Cinder is definitely a must read, and this is another series I need to get on with finishing this year, as once again I've been dreading seeing it come to an end. 

Those are four YA royalty recommendations from me guys, and I'd honestly love to hear if any of you guys can recommend any different ones? 

I thank you so much for reading, and I look forward to doing more of these book recommendation posts in the future. 

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. The photos do not belong to me, and all rights to the respective owners. 


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