Carson's Corner: Royals

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 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 being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

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 being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

We’ve all seen the Hallmark Christmas movies or the Netflix Originals where the ordinary girl meets a prince and they fall in love, but Royals by Rachel Hawkins is a bit different. Daisy Winters was an ordinary girl until her sister, Ellie, started dating the Crown Prince of Scotland. As the couple gets closer to becoming engaged, the media turns to Daisy, and she is forced to go and stay with Ellie and the royals in the privacy of their castle retreat. If you compare Daisy to the rest of the royal party and their acquaintances, you’ll see how living in Florida and working at an off brand Walmart with dyed bright red hair can really make a difference. On top of that, the younger Prince Sebastian of Scotland and his little elite gang of friends are trying to drag her into as many scandals (or ‘fun’ as they call it) they can. One handsome member of the little entourage, Miles, is assigned to assist Daisy on how to act regally in her new environment. But Daisy might just change Miles and the royal protocol itself.

I loved Royals! It was exceptionally witty and it was easy to root for the sarcastic protagonist Daisy. Of course there are the snobby aristocrats that nobody ever likes, except for a select few like the intriguing Miles. I thought his and Daisy’s relationship is adorable, even though it has its ups and downs. Also, those of you (including myself) who suffer from the Perfect-Older-Sibling-Syndrome can really relate to Daisy and her sister. Royals was the snorting with laughter, awwing with cuteness, and smiling with joy type of book we all need once in a while.
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