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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 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 rule book to suit herself.

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings her signature humour, love of Americana, and flair for romance to this page-turning Princess Diaries turned-upside-down story.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 149 x 217 x 25mm | 414g
  • G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers'
  • United States
  • English
  • 1524738239
  • 9781524738235
  • 791,959

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"A crowning achievement . . . this is the pitch perfect teen movie of your dreams."

"Lighthearted, pure fun." -Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Sweet, romantic, and adorable, fans of Meg Cabot will thoroughly enjoy Hawkins' latest!" -Buzzfeed

"[A] beach-read-daydream of a novel . . . . Think Mia Thermopolis meets Pippa Middleton, dotted with romance and scandal for good measure." -Elite Daily

"A sweet romance and a royally fun time." -Hello Giggles

"Perfect for the beach." -Culturess

"Don't miss Royals by Rachel Hawkins, a delightful romp of a book for when you need to bliss out with a light romance starring a sweet and snarky heroine." -NPR

"Once you pick up Royals you aren't going to want to put it down . . . you definitely don't want to miss out on Daisy Winters and her crazy Scottish summer." -Hypable

"Perfect for Princess Diary fans or readers craving a snappy rom-com." -Booklist

"A hilarious romp through a larger-than-life royal family fable." -Kirkus Reviews

"[P]ure escapist fun for readers seeking the inside scoop on royal life-plus a little romance . . . . Funny, witty, and realistic, Hawkins elevates the classic teenage romance into an exciting novel that keeps the pages flipping." -VOYA

"Teens won't need to be fans of the royal gossip columns to enjoy this light, funny take on the fairy-tale world of royalty." -School Library Journal

"After her sister becomes engaged to Prince Alex of Scotland, Daisy is whisked off to the palace to spend the summer learning how to behave like a member of the royal family. There, Daisy is . . . thrown into romantic situations with more than one potential suitor . . . . including the many wealthy Scottish boys with titles who love to play with the hearts of the young women around them." -Publishers Weekly
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About Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins is the author of Ruby and Olivia, Journey's End, the Rebel Belle series, and the New York Times bestselling Hex Hall series. Born in Virginia and raised in Alabama, Rachel taught high school English before becoming a full-time writer.
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3.76 out of 5 stars
- 23,842 ratings
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4 42% (9,903)
3 29% (7,027)
2 6% (1,440)
1 1% (301)
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