I can’t believe that the weekend is FINALLY within reach! It has been such a crazy week for me! On Wednesday night I had CPR training for work that literally did not end until 9:30 at night, which didn’t put me home and in bed until almost 11PM. Leave it to my sweet children to be awake and ready-to-go at 4AM Thursday morning!?! NOT COOL!
Currently I am reading Three Books! I know, What is wrong with me? I just couldn’t say no to two awesome Buddy Reads! Unfortunately, because the week has been so busy I am not very far into any of them. BUT that made it the perfect time to post my very first First Impression Friday!
First Impression Friday is hosted by J.W Martin and the idea is to talk about a book you just started. Based on what you have read, give a few impressions and make some predictions.
American Royals By Katharine McGee
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.
My First Impressions
First of all, for whatever reason I tend to steer clear of YA novels. I guess when I hear YA, I think teenage high school drama that I am just not interested in reading about. This book is fast changing my mind! When I originally saw American Royals and read the synopsis, I added it to my TBR without realizing it was a YA read. I am also semi-obsessed with the Royal family. I am one of those people who will wake up to watch Royal Weddings (don’t judge me.) So, I knew I had to read it!
So far, American Royals is easy to read and entertaining. I love all of the characters, and am enjoying how the chapters rotate between each of their points of view. I’m currently 130 pages in, and some of the love drama has been fairly predictable. Other than that, I’m not quite sure what’s to come. I’m pretty sure there’s going to me something major revealed about Daphne and Himari, but I am not quite sure what the story is there.
I do know that this is book one in a series. I’m wondering if this one will end on a cliff hanger, or if maybe one character will find his/her happy ever after, and in the next books the other characters will follow suit.
One thing I am loving is this whole alternate government system Katharine McGee has created. It’s seriously so creative and amazing. I love the prologue where she gives a little back history on her “America”.
Who else has read this! If you have comment with a link to your review!