*ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
However, The Royal We proved to be ordinary for me. Yes, it did deliver stories about royalty and it did state that it's inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Wales William and Kate, but there was nothing special about it. In fact, the story felt so similar to what I perceive to be the life of the duke and the duchess, that the line between reality and make-believe kept blurring in my mind.
Which resulted in me feeling dissatisfied by the story. Because I wanted to know more. I wanted the story to be more hyped, to be grander, but the story turned out to be the opposite. It as more about Nick wanting to be normal, and that didn't excite me very much.
The saving grace to the story were the secondary characters because they were great supporting characters. They were different and gave me new insight into how royalty could possibly interact with other people, and how protective their friends are. They were also the one who spiced up the story and added the much-needed humor. I didn't like Bex and Nick's respective siblings, though, because I felt that they were clichés.
I don't regret reading The Royal We because it was fluff and did entertain me for a couple of hours, but it just fell flat of my expectations and thus left me dissatisfied.
Are there any teen royalty books you can recommend? :)