Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Also by this author: Hex Hall, Demonglass
Also in this series: Royals
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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Regal romance abounds in this flirty, laugh-out-loud companion novel Royals, by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins.
Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.
Millie can't believe her luck when she's accepted into one of the world's most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.
The only problem: Mille's roommate Flora is a total princess.
She's also an actual princess. Of Scotland.
At first, the girls can barely stand each other--Flora is both high-class and high-key--but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn't a fairy tale . . . or is it?
This second book in Rachel Hawkins' fun, flirty Royals series brings a proud perspective to a classic romance.
After highly enjoying the first book I could not wait to dive into this one.
In the first book it was a great story involving love, royals, and cute boys. I wanted to see what Hawkins would do in this novel since the could is F/F which is something I have to admit that I have never read before. I will admit some worry going into this one because I did not like Flora, her royal highness, that much in the first book. I was hoping she would win me over in her own book.
Sadly neither Flora or her co-leading lady, Millie, ever won me over. I felt that both of these characters felt sort of flat for me. I also did not get the connection between the two of them. They spend a short amount of time together and then all of a sudden they are dating each other. I didn’t really ever get the love between the two of them and I couldn’t really see why they even liked each other. Neither one of them really stood out to me. I kept waiting for the spark and cuteness but I felt like I read a story about two so-so/bitter teenage girls. I give props to Hawkins for writing a YA F/F romance story but I just did not feel connected to this one.
Overall, I think something about this book was just off or missing for me. I kept waiting for Flora to be nice to Millie or do something and it seemed she was a mean side character in her own story. I hope that Hawkins does more books in this world though as I would really like to see more of Seb.