Monday, April 21, 2014

Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Series: n/a
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Source: received from publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

When I first heard of Royally Lost, I knew I had to read it. I’m that 34 year old woman who still wakes up every morning wishing she could be a princess. Sad but true, and since that reality will never happen, I just spoil my five year old daughter instead. I guess my point is that any book involving royalty, I’m all over it!

This one was cute! It really was. If you are looking for a deep read though, this isn’t it, but it's fast and it's fun! I breezed right through it. Becca is on vacation with her family and she does not want to be there. Her dad is a bit wrapped up in his career, and her step mom is the last person she wants to spend time with. I thought she came off as a bit spoiled and bratty, honestly. It didn't bother me too much, but other readers it might.

Nikolai is a Prince who just wants to get away from the stress and pressures of Royal life. He feels his country is in need of change, and everyone is stuck in the old ways. So he sneaks out of the palace and heads out to hide in peace for a few days. I liked him, I probably liked him a lot more than I liked Becca.

The story is told from both POVs, which I love. Fate throws these two together a few times and before you know it, there is a romance blooming. I thought they were adorable together. I think Becca learns a lot from spending time with Nikolai, and he learns a lot from her.

I did think their “love” for each other came on a little too quickly, but for this kind of light fluffy read, it fit. Royally Lost was really fun. It didn’t stir up any crazy feeling for me, but I was thoroughly entertained. I think it makes the perfect summer read. No one wants to be bawling on the beach. It left me feeling happy when I was done.

Angie StantonAbout the author:

Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However,
growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.

She loves dipping french fries in chocolate shakes, all natural disaster movies and Broadway Musicals. Angie is a proud double finalist of the 2011 National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em, as well as a finalist for the Golden Quill Award. When not writing, Angie is concocting ways to make more dreams come true, whether it be tickets to a Broadway show or convincing her family they should rent an RV and travel the country.

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  1. Ohhhh. I love the sound of this book! The cover is very cute too! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm totally adding this to my TBR list!

  2. I do enjoy a nice, quick and fluffy read now and then. I'll have to remember this one next time I go looking for one!

  3. I definitely dream of being a princess too! You can blame that on all the Disney movies I watched as a child! This book kinda reminds me of the movie The Prince and Me which was one of my favourites as a child. It sounds really fun and perfect for summer!

  4. This sounds cute. :) Glad you loved it, April.

  5. I think that as long as I go into this expecting fluffy, I'll be okay. :) Fluffy seems to be working for me lately, lol.


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