American Royals

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New York Times Bestseller
What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We!
Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown.
Two girls vying for the prince's heart.
This is the story of the American royals.
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. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American.
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.
The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded--and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
"The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series

Mitwirkende

Autor:
McGee, Katharine

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Biografie:
Katharine McGee is the New York Times bestselling author of the Thousandth Floor trilogy. She studied English and French literature at Princeton University and has an MBA from Stanford. She now lives in Houston with her husband. Visit her online at katharinemcgee.com. Follow her at @katharinemcgee.
Rezension:
With elegance, saucy secrets, and forbidden loveAmerican Royals is fast-paced and utterly charming. Katharine McGee s prose sparkles, capturing the glamour and pressures of an American monarchy. Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
 
Inventive, fresh, and deliciously romantic American Royals is an absolute delight! Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and Court of Thorns and Roses series

Imagine a world where Meghan Markle is the queen of the United States of America . American Royals is the next closest thing. Teen Vogue

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For all the glamour and intrigue, there's also a reality check. All four central characters struggle to reconcile the expectations the world imposes on them with the internal selves they discover through heartbreak and struggle."  The New York Times Book Review
 
A soapy, escapist blockbuster [following] the drama, scandal and romances of the impossibly glamorous young court. An unabashedly frothy romp, and enormous fun."  The Guardian

A fun, fast-paced read packed with drama, scandal, and romance The Sun

Mixing scandalous secrets and political intrigue, American Royals is thrillingly addictive. Shelf Awareness

"Critical questions tantalize readers through the foibles and flaws of characters who are frustratingly human readers will eagerly await the next installment to find out whether true love will win or stodgy tradition will triumph.   Kirkus Reviews

deliciously soapy American royal family McGee s characters are well-crafted and flawed, giving the narrative emotional texture that elevates it above the dramatic formula. Publishers Weekly

Readers will be hooked . A fun twist on history as we know it, and the ending will have readers hoping for a sequel.   School Library Journal

For readers looking for intrigue and for those who like their royal fever with a twist this is a quick and delicious read.   Booklist 
Sprache:
Englisch
Interesse Alter:
14+
Exzerpt:
Beatrice
Present Day
Beatrice could trace her ancestry back to the tenth century.
It was really only through Queen Martha s side, though most people refrained from mentioning that. After all, King George I had been nothing but an upstart planter from Virginia until he married well and then fought even better. He fought so well that he helped win America s independence, and was rewarded by its people with a crown.
But through Martha, at least, Beatrice could trace her line­age for more than forty generations. Among her forebears were kings and queens and archdukes, scholars and soldiers, even a canonized saint. We have much to learn by looking back, her father always reminded her. Never forget where you come from.
It was hard to forget your ancestors when you carried their names with you as Beatrice did: Beatrice Georgina Fredericka Louise of the House of Washington, Princess Royal of America.
Beatrice s father, His Majesty King George IV, shot her a glance. She reflexively sat up straighter, to listen as the High Constable reviewed the plans for tomorrow s Queen s Ball. Her hands were clasped over her demure pencil skirt, her legs crossed at the ankle. Because as her etiquette teacher had drilled into her ­by hitting her wrist with a ruler each time she slipped up ­a lady never crossed her legs at the thigh.
And the rules were especially stringent for Beatrice, because she was not only a princess: she was also the first woman who would ever inherit the American throne. The first woman who would be queen in her own right: not a queen consort, married to a king, but a true queen regnant.
If she d been born twenty years earlier, the succession would have jumped over her and skipped to Jeff. But her grandfather had famously abolished that centuries-­old law, dictating that in all subsequent generations, the throne would pass to the oldest child, not the oldest boy.
Beatrice let her gaze drift over the conference table before her. It was littered with papers and scattered cups of coffee that had long since gone cold. Today s was the last Cabinet session until January, which meant it had been filled with year-­end reports and long spreadsheets of analysis.
The Cabinet meetings always took place here in the Star Chamber, named for the gilded stars painted on its blue walls, and the famous star-­shaped oculus overhead. Winter sunlight poured through it to dapple invitingly over the table. Not that Beatrice would get to enjoy it. She rarely had time to go outside, except on the days she rose before dawn to join her father on his run through the capital, flanked by their security officers.
For a brief and uncharacteristic moment, she wondered what her siblings were doing right now, if they were back yet from their whirlwind trip through East Asia. Samantha and Jeff ­twins, and three years younger than Beatrice ­were a dangerous pair. They were lively and spontaneous, full of bad ideas, and with far too much power to act on them. Now, six months after they d finished high school, it was clear that neither of them knew what to do with themselves ­except celebrate the fact that they were eighteen and could legally drink.
No one ever expected anything of the twins. All the expectation, in the family and really in the world, was focused like a white-­hot spotlight on Beatrice.
At last the High Constable finished his report. The king gave a gracious nod and stood. Thank you, Jacob. If there is no further business, that concludes today s meeting.
Everyone rose to their feet and began to shuffle out of the room, chatting about tomorrow s ball or their holiday plans. They seemed to have temporarily set aside their political rivalries ­the king kept his Cabinet evenly divided between t
Seitenanzahl:
440
Medientyp:
Taschenbuch
Verlag:
Random House LCC US

Stammdaten

Produkttyp:
Taschenbuch
Veröffentlichungsdatum:
5. Mai 2020
Verpackungsabmessungen:
0.208 x 0.139 x 0.028 m; 0.36 kg
GTIN:
09781984830203
DUIN:
JB8AF5JFRFO
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