Today’s post is about Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins!
Her Royal Highness
by Rachel Hawkins
Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.
Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.
The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess.
She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland.
At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?
𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬: Enemies to Lovers, Roommates, Bisexual Rep, Royal Romance
𝐒𝐦𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫: 🔥 1/5 – Kissing Only
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞: 🌶️ 1/5
𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐔? Nope 😢
𝐌𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
𝐌𝐲 𝐄𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬? Yes!!!
Millie was cute and fun, with her love for Ireland, but the fact that she would give up her dream to be with a girl that dumped her in the end was a bit disappointing.
Flora was badass, but also kinda annoying at times. Very spoiled and immature at moments, even though you understand why she’s like that.
Plot: I like that this plot is a very common one, but turned on its head and made queer. And my favorite kinds of books are classic tropes made queer, so this one is on my lane.
Tropes: I’m not a huge fan of enemies to lovers and after this book, I remain not a huge fan of enemies to lovers, lol. I like that they were roommates, and the Royal Romance is always awesome.
I think my enjoyment of this book is based solely on it being queer, if it was a het romance, probably would be kinda weak…
Also, the fact that they stop being roommates when they get together, the author just threw away golden opportunities!
Spice: There’s no spice. Not a bad thing, just a fact.
Conflict: I honestly don’t remember the conflict.
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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One of my goals in analysing my readings was to talk about important topics, like feminism and consent, because literature, art and culture influence us, and I believe we should always encorage authors who talk about this topics.
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