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American Royals

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Imagined U.S. royal family tale best for romance fans.

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Glittering parties, fabulous clothes, unimaginable wealth, and swoon-worthy love interests are all here to captivate fans of romance and royalty. Author Katharine McGee has built a believable world with the intriguing premise that, since its creation by revolution, the U.S. has been ruled by George Washington and his descendants in an unbroken line of American Royals. And as in her popular Thousandth Floor series, McGee makes it easy to keep track of who's who and keeps the pages turning by switching among several points of view.

Unlike her earlier series, though, there's much, much less intrigue and mystery beyond the usual romantic will-they-or-won't-they suspense. That makes this new series better suited for romance fans only. Most of the content is pretty mild, but readers need to be mature enough to take the glamorization of wealth and celebrity in stride. The cliffhanger ending of this installment is by no means the end of the story, and fans will be glad that a second installment is promised for the fall of 2020.

Book Details

  • Author: Katharine McGee
  • Genre: Romance
  • Topics: Brothers and Sisters , Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: September 3, 2019
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: April 23, 2020

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