Olivia cant take it anymore. Shes had enough of the big city and its lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when shes about to give up and move home, out of the blue, she is offered her dream job. Olivia is suspicious but that could just be the New York in her. She decides not to pull at threads. Despite her best efforts to remain blissfully oblivious, the secret to her life upgrade is soon uncovered when she finds herself invited to be part of a secret society.Olivia learns that there is a thin curtain separating our world from theirs. Just beneath the surface, an entirely different one exists. One that is controlled by those of Royal lineage. The chosen ones, the Royals, hold the fate of the world in their hands. Will Olivia be able to bear the weight of the crown?Confessions of a Shopaholic meets The Adjustment Bureau, this contemporary fairytale is both relatable and aspirational. Taking a look at the current balance of media and power with a healthy dose of humor, fashion, food and wanderlust....
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The Secret Lives of Royals Reviews
I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review.
I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as very immature. This should be edited for a younger audience (late teens) rather than an adult one.
This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a very weak plot.
Olivia, the protagonist, is obnoxious and is willing to just go with the flow until events start to involve her best friend. Then she decides to run away from the world for weeks or months (the tim ...more
The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I’m ready to book some tickets and go on an actual trip. This book should definitely be on top of your summer reading list. I would highly recommend this book by first time author, Shalini Dua.
I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest.
Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that the average rating on Goodreads was quite low, I really wanted to introduce something positive. While I do have some great things to say about this, overall I can't say it's a book I was especially pleased with.
I absolut ...more
The Secret Lives of Royals is a mix of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and THE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens.
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I give this one two stars. I didn’t like the writing style. It was, I don’t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn’t sucked in.
The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was treated with vague mentions and two or three big scenes. The two, yeah love triangle, love interests were without chemistry.
I don’t think we can even call it a love triangle.
Neither boy put up much of a fight or even an inkling of ...more
I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review.
This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to read a sequel to the story.
I found the characters enjoyable, the plot entertaining, and think this would make a perfect summer pool or beach read, as well as a great TV show, on a network like FreeForm or The CW or Netfli ...more