Note: if you're a fan of William and Kate, ignore this note and skip ahead to the review. If you're not (or you don't even know who I'm talking about), just bear with me and keep reading because I promise you, this book is fun.
While I'm a fan of Kate Middleton, I was never one of the girls who woke up at 4am to watch the Royal Wedding or obess over every detail of her personal life (if you were/are, no judgement here!). So when one of my friends saved "The Royal We" by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan to their Goodreads list, I was intrigued, but didn't really think to add this to my need to read right now.
Luckily for me, I was offered a copy of The Royal We (available April 7th) to review and share with my readers. I dove into it and was drawn in right away. The Royal We is based around Bex, a girl from Iowa who decided to do a study abroad trip in England during college. While this book is inspired by Kate Middleton and Prince William's romance, it's a truly fictional novel that is just plain fun.
The novel begins on the day before Bex's wedding to Prince Nick when it seems like all hell might be about to break loose. Before we can even find out what happened, the novel then goes back to 2007 when Bex first goes over to England and meets Nick. Their story is unfurled from there and continues the flash backs until we catch up with Bex on the day before her wedding.
Section's of Bex's unofficial biography and tabloid articles (which are hilarious to read and quickly dispelled by Bex) are included at the beginning of sections to orient you to where we are in the story and what's happened in the time that has passed.
One of my favorite things about this book is that while I expected it to be a fun read (which it was), I didn't expect how tied up into the book I would get. The writing was so good and the story was intriguing enough that I constantly found myself disappointed when it was time to get off of the metro and I had to stop reading.
Also, let's keep this between us, but there was a pretty pivotal scene during the book that while I was reading, I found myself trying to not cry in the middle of a crowded metro (I only kind of succeeded). Don't worry though, I was also laughing, being angry, and being incredibly happy while reading this book. Aka I felt all the emotions (and the boy may have started laughing at me while I was trying to explain this to him).
If I haven't scared you off of the book, which I hope I haven't because it's so much fun and such a good read), I now have FIVE copies of The Royal We to giveaway! Enter using the rafflecopter below and good luck.
You can also be lazy and pre-order the book now, but personally I would try for the giveaway first.
Note: I was given a copy for review and five copies to giveaway.