LIFESTYLE // Paper Princess (The Royals Book 1) by Erin Watt

Friday, 8 July 2016

Hello there!
Now that the weather has gotten significantly worse over the past few weeks, I have gotten myself back into reading. It's something about rain clouds that makes me want to snuggle up on the sofa with a good book and cup of coffee. This week I had a browse on Amazon in search for my next read. I don't like to spend too much on a book because they generally last me no longer than 48 hours and for £3.49 (more than I wanted to spend but hey!) I picked up the first book in The Royals series by Erin Watt (who appears to be a pen name for two authors who write together it seems...)


The main reason I picked up this book was a review I read on goodreads. It was something along the lines of 'DO NOT READ THIS BOOK YET BUT WAIT A MONTH. I FINISHED IT IN 24 H AND NOW HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE MONTH FOR THE SEQUEL AND CANNOT DEAL I NEED IT NOW' or something like that. I sat there thinking they were exaggerating and as it turns out, they were not. I sincerely apologise to that reviewer for thinking them to be lying scumbag because I am now sitting here like GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW PLEASE and it's not an attractive look on me.

The book is about a girl called Ella who ends up being forced to live with a stranger and his family (who are connected very tentitively to her but I won't reveal that because spoilers). They are willing to give her whatever she wants and needs with the only catch being that she cannot leave. I know, suspicious right? As it turns out, this guy's sons are complete pieces of work and put her through hell for reasons I will not tell. Does she get through it? You'll have to read to find out.

I had never heard if Erin Watt beforehand but I loved this book. It's an easy YA read but definitely for more mature readers (e.g. 17/18+). It's pretty graphic and I was a little shocked every time a saucy scene would turn up. Maybe I'm a bit of a prude but no-matter how many reviews I read that called it 'sexy' I didn't expect what I read!

Sauciness aside, I really enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read. I started very late on Monday and was finished by late Tuesday even though I was at work. The characters are interesting. The plot moves very quickly. The book is pretty darn hard to put down. It's pretty much your tough-girl forced into prep school but it's edgy and that gets a thumbs up from me. I'm sitting here and just keep thinking that I really have no idea what is going on. There are so many unanswered questions and I'm hoping the next book is going to delve a little further into everything and that this book was written simply to scratch the surface. I guess I'll find out in a month!

Do you want an easy read which will entertain you and keep you turning the page? Okay then, this is for you. Do you want a book with substance that will become a cult read for years to come? Yeah, don't bother. I enjoyed this book far more than I expected. In the words of Miranda's mother, this book was SUCH FUN.

Have you read this book? What did you think? What are you reading this summer? Let me know!

9 comments :

  1. Ahh this review was perfect because it has made me totally want to read it because I want to know what happens! Thanks for sharing! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. I guess that is all you can want from a review eh? I'm sitting here like I NEED TO READ THE NEXT ONE about 3 weeks later. It's crazy.

      :)

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  2. I've got a very long reading list at the moment so I'll have to put this on it! It sounds intriguing and sometimes a lighter read is just what you need.
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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    1. I think intriguing is just the word for this book!

      :)

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  3. This sounds like a really interesting read, thanks for sharing! xo

    https://57-days.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/22-reasons-to-thank-my-friends.html

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    1. It definitely caught my attention - that's for sure.

      Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  4. This one looks intriguing! Gotta put it on my reading list.

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  5. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
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    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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