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Monday, April 4, 2016

Paper Princess by Erin Watt Review

“This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 


Q: Is this really a YA? 

We recommend this for young adult readers, age 17 and up. We think it’s a book that will appeal to older teens and those adults who are in touch with their inner teen, like us.

Q: Is there a cliffhanger? I’ve heard there’s an awful cliffhanger! Why’d you write a cliffhanger?

We promise that we didn’t set out to write a cliffhanger, but Paper Princess does end in one. The good news is that the next book will be released July 25, 2016.


Gideon: The eldest son. Loyal. Authoritative.  Gideon seems be torn between trying to escape the Royal curse and coming home frequently to save the people he loves.
Reed: Protective. Angry. Oh-so-angry. Reed, now being the oldest still at home, is the head of the Royal sons and his decrees carry weight in Astor Park Prep. He’s the most distrusting, but once you’ve earned his trust he will defend you to the end.
Easton: Charming. Playful. Unpredictable. Easton is a super lovable wildcard. He knows he can get away with pretty much anything and won’t let up until he does. His only real problem is not realizing that everyone, even him, has to have limits
Sebastian and Sawyer: Mischievous. Sullen. Interchangeable. The youngest of the Royals and in so many ways the same boy in two shells – the problem is you can never tell them apart. Though just as damaged as the rest of the Royals, they still have some innocence of youth… or do they?
Callum: Corrigible. Shattered. King. He doesn’t realize until it is too late just how distanced his sons are from him. He’s trying hard to close the gap between the Royal men – but always manages to tear them apart. He aims to find redemption, if he could only find his way out of the bottle…

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Paper Princess (The Royals, #1)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paper Princess is labeled as YA by many, but I would not consider it that. Even though most of the characters are under age, it does have mature content. There aren't a lot of sex scenes, but what is there is too descriptive for me to not put this book in the new adult category.

I was so swept up in the plot that time seriously got away from me. At one point, I figured it was my bedtime so I looked at the clock, and it was only a couple of hours until time for me to get up the next morning! So yeah, it's one of those books.

Ella has been through a lot of hardship and heartbreak in her young life. She is definitely a survivor. When she's offered what looks like a free ride (plenty of food, clothes, a wonderful house, etc.), she takes the opportunity to stop living hand to mouth. But a posh life with the Royals isn't exactly the fairytale one would expect.

The Royals. Whew! All the Royal men have issues. I have a love-hate relationship with them, and I'm so intrigued with them too. Most of the guys are still in high school, but they're sinfully delicious and dangerous already.

That ending! Grrrr!!!

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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