Review: The Secret Lives of Royals

Review: The Secret Lives of Royals

The Secret Lives of Royals by Shalini Dua

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My Rating

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Official synopsis

Olivia can’t take it anymore. She’s had enough of the big city and it’s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when she’s 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.


Review

"Welcome to The Circle." For being a debut novel, this was really well-written, easy to read and kept my interest throughout. The lead, Olivia aka Gigi aka Gracie, was an extremely likable character and despite her "royal" blood, felt really relatable as well. This was a fun book to read! 

The last 10% of the book seemed....rushed....and strange (ninjas anyone?). And that ending left me in a state of dissatisfaction. I assume there will be a sequel to this?? I hope so! I'll definitely read it just to fulfill my love of #TeamConnor.

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

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