Royals by Rachel Hawkins


Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of be...

Details Royals

Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews Royals

  • Kiki
    Okay, listen. I've been on Goodreads for eight years. Eight years! Can you believe that? I was fifteen when I started here, with my little cat profile pic, using my real name like a complete weapon (hopefully nobody remembers that) and posting ragey, hyperbolic reviews about cheesy paranormal romance YA. It was shortly after Tumblr prom, a few years before the Mishapocalypse, and in the deepest bowels of my emo phase. I was still wearing fingerle...
  • Lola
    3.5 stars. Magic school, paranormal, princess story… Rachel Hawkins will write about anything and everything that comes to her mind and I love that about her. Princess stories are my thing. I don’t care if they are unrealistic, as long as they make me want to become the heroine of the book and live this fantasy myself.And boy do I want to be in Daisy’s shoes right now. It’s not as though she is on her way to become a princess (her sister ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: May 1, 20182.5 stars. Ok so first of all, I really do like this author's other books and would normally be ALL over a book where a girl becomes famous because her sister gets engaged to a prince. I got up at a ridiculous hour and skipped school to watch the royal wedding and I absolutely love those ridiculously cheesy royal Hallmark movies. I really wasn't looking for anything serious here and just wanted a fluffy, fun read! Buuuuut...
  • The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
    3 stars!!! ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Arc #2Well I thought this book was going to be difficult difficult lemon difficult but alas! It turned out to be easy peasy lemon squeezy (thank god for that)!I kind of struggled to like it in the first six chapters because I was annoyed with Daisy's relationship with her family but after that chapter I surprisingly enjoyed this book. It was a cliche young adu...
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Thoughts while reading: 1. The premise just makes me want to watch 'Made of Honour' 2. It's been two hours and all I've done is watch 'Made of Honour'3. Daisy is making this all about her and that's selfish as heck.4. Should I pick up the Princess Diaries again?5. When's the 'Outlander' reference coming?6. *two pages later* Whoop, there it is. 7. Miles is 100% the love interest.8. Why are we pretending Seb is a love interest?9. I need a Princess ...
  • Danielle
    Sometimes you need a good fluffy contemporary to balance out the heavier books you read, and Royals by Rachel Hawkins fits that bill perfectly. It also comes at the perfect time just before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May 2018.The book draws definitely inspiration from Prince William and Prince Harry. In the book, Daisy's sister met the prince at university just like Will and Kate and her sister is an American just like Meghan. But in t...
  • ambsreads
    THIS REVIEW FOR ROYALS BY RACHEL HAWKINS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HEREI am trash for a royalty story, especially with the Royal Wedding approaching (when this review is posted the wedding will have already happened). I am an absolute nut about royalty, I don’t know why. Well, I do, but it’s literally just because my family has raised me this way. So, when I saw this book called Royals floating around on Goodreads I knew I had to pick it up. I’...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    If you are having 'Royal Withdrawal' after the most recent Royal Wedding, look no further, this book is just what the doctor has ordered as a cure.I really, really, really enjoyed this novel. It was cute, it was funny, it was sarcastic, and it was equal parts relatable and not relatable. I honestly sped through these pages and could. not. get. enough. Seriously, I wanted the sequel in my hot little hands like...yesterday. Ms. Hawkins, in the nice...
  • Jessica
    At long last, we have an heir to the Princess Diaries throne! Rachel Hawkins (whose Twitter feed, might I add, is sheer delight) has given us a modern day story about the ups and downs of being a teen . . . and what happens when those ups and downs clash with royal protocol! I shan't say any more, but if you love the Princess Diaries and/or are obsessed with the British royals (check and check for me!), this is your book.
  • Zoe Wilson (yerabooknerdzoe)
    I honestly loved this book. It was a quick, easy read and that's all I was looking for. Granted, some things made me scratch my head, like the healthcare bit. You could tell it was written by an American. I'm Canadian, and it baffles me every day how much people have to pay for things in the States. I was looking up the other day how much it costs to give birth in Ontario, and from everything I've read and the people I've talked to, your biggest ...
  • Tara ☽
    This is one of those books that you lovingly roll your eyes and groan over but can't deny that you stayed up until 4am reading.It was...interesting, reading this as a British person. The idea of a modern-day Scottish monarchy would ordinarily open up an entire can of worms of intricate, tangled alternate history, but let's be real, nobody picked up this book expecting that. So we let the whole Scottish-monarchy-thing slide. Even then, it's very o...
  • mith
    It's sort of ridiculous how enamoured I am with this book but BOY AM I IN LOVE WITH IT. there's like one scene I absolutely hated which I'll write about in my review that none of y'all will see until like March of 2018 or some shit, but yeah. Hence the 4 stars. But this was so cute! So fun! I love Royal romances man.
  • Francina Simone
    Super fast and light. A great summer read or something by the pool side to get your mind off things and just enjoy the day. Everything was solid, though not a ton of depth to make you stop and gasp. It was hilarious and if your a fan of Scotland but know absolutely anything about the UK you’ll love it. If you are are acquainted with the Uk you might be completely put off by the cultural rewrite?!?! Like def not accurate And that can be super of...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    I wanted silly fun, and was rewarded with silly fun. Warning: you will not enjoy this book unless you fully give yourself up to the silly fun of it all, ignore the selfishness of the MC, and ignore the ridiculousness of a 'Scottish monarchy'.The last 100 pages really stood out for me, and it took until there, I think, to really get into the groove. The opening is pretty episodic, and the writing can be repetitive, but the end? Oh! There's finally...
  • Jemima
    Such a fun read!The initial build up was a little on the slower side but 20% in, I was game!I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book... Filled with witty, sarcastic comebacks, weird kinda geeky moments... A super fun, hilarious book. Loved it!
  • Angelica
    Well, this was cute. And not much else.I enjoy Hawkin's writing style. It's fun and sweet, and really entertaining. It was the reason that I loved Rebel Belle all those years ago. But, this was no Rebel Belle. The story, as expected, follows usual YA romance fashion. The story was pretty straightforward: small town girl, thrown into a big city, this time with the added bonus of being thrown into a royal family. You know, the usual. Sadly, p...
  • Hollis
    I was so looking forward to this read because Hawkins' voice via her lady protagonists is totally my jam and her books are always a good time.. and in the end ROYALS was everything I wanted it to be. Aren't royals supposed to be all closed off and dead inside? Isn't emotion embarrassingly common? Why do I now have to join a three-way hug with my sister and her fiancé?A different take on the royalty trope, we have Daisy who is younger sister to E...
  • Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
    It was cute, but I really wish the romance had been developed a bit more. \_(ツ)_/ It was cute, but I really wish the romance had been developed a bit more. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 StarsThis was so much adorably fluffy goodness. And of course there is excellent humor and flirty banter as you would expect from a Rachel Hawkins book. We follow Daisy Winters as her life changes thanks to her sister, Ellie’s royal engagement to Prince Alex. I really liked Daisy, she’s hilarious and doesn’t really have a filter. Which makes for a lot of entertainment in a buttoned-up environment. I loved meeting all the royal family me...
  • Kristen
    4.5 starsWhat a fun read! It had me laughing. The MC, Daisy, is so funny. I adored her dad and her bestie. Just a really fun, light hearted read.
  • Christy (TheReaderBee)
    Royals by Rachel Hawkins was high on my list of books to read this month, and I was really excited to finally start it. Most of the books on my TBR for this month are about royals and weddings, and that is mostly because of the Royal Wedding that is taking place in a few weeks, which I'm pretty excited about. (How often do you get to see a Royal Wedding?) So, in anticipation of the big event, I'm binge reading all the books on royals and weddings...
  • Miranda Kenneally
    Loved every minute of this!
  • Jenna Major
    This was a guilty pleasure read, especially with the royal wedding just happening, I was really in a ROYAL mood.If you're looking for a quick and cutesy read, you've found it!This story is about Daisy, an innocent teen from Florida who just happens to have a sister that gets engaged to the Prince of Scotland and heir to the throne. Daisy lives a pretty normal life but that all gets uprooted when some tabloids start spewing gossip about her which ...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    3.5/5 review to come :)
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    3.5 starsThis was a super fluffy and light read, and I enjoyed the heck out of it =)The MC was funny and snarky, the romance was super cute, and the story in general was well thought out and written. There's not a lot of depth here, so it was perfect for a pool-side read today. The biggest complaint that I have is that there was so much material that could have been expanded on but wasn't. Daisy's parents (her dad was awesome and I would have lov...
  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    This was so fun to read. I loved every second of it!