Title: The Secret Lives of Royals
Author: Shalini Dua
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.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might not involve a prophecy. The competition is quite fair, that would make readers wonder til the end.
There are some minor con that I have to mention. I hope the copy I got is not final version of the book. There are many typos in the beginning. =( Also, the title for people in the Circle are weird. Not everyone can be prince or princess, maybe a a lady or duke. There are some questions that have not been answered. Will there be a second book?
3 out of 5 stars
Received a complimentary copy from BookSparks Pop-Up Tour in exchange for an honest review.