My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Penguin Random House Canada
Published: May 2019
Publisher: Putnam BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA+, Boarding School, Royalty, Love/Hate Relationships
Another royal romance!
This is the companion novel to Royals (or Prince Charming) but it can safely be read as a standalone. Daisy, her sister and boyfriend make only a short appearance and you will not feel lost at any point. But you can certainly get lost in the interesting and unusual romance between Peasant Millie and Princess Flora, I’ll allow it.
This story combines some of my top favourite things in books: boarding schools, princesses and enemies-to-lovers relationships. Millie and Flora do not get off on the right foot and it takes them time to connect, neither of them knowing how to behave around the other. Besides, Flora wants to go home and Millie was ecstatic to be getting a scholarship so she’s not going anywhere. It seems like they couldn’t be more different.
But opposites attract. And I don’t think it’s possible not to have something in common with another person, any person. Sure you may not be soul mates but there must be one thing you can agree on or share together. Millie finds that in Flora and Flora, while cold and distant in the beginning, starts to remove some of the brick walls surrounding her heart as she gets to know her roommate. Did I not mention they’re rooming together? Oh yeah, baby.
Have fun reading this. I sure did.
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