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Monday, November 5, 2018

JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS by Leah and Kate Rooper / Book Review #JustOneOfTheRoyals

By: Leah and Kate Rooper
Published by: Entangled Teen
Released on: June 4th, 2018 
Series: The Chicago Falcons Series #2
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Source: e-arc from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons
to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.

Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is
really a prince! He’s always seemed more rebel than royal. But now, he needs to clean up his image, fast. Posing as his long-time girlfriend, Madison accompanies him back to Eldonia, intending to give Daniel a makeover fit for a king.

Only, the more royal Daniel becomes, the more Madison misses her best friend. And if she does her job right, she’ll lose him forever...

This was the kind of read I needed. When it comes to contemporaries, sports romances are favorite kind to read.  What caught my attention with this book was it's ice hockey player who's secretly a Prince, and the best friends to something more troupe. Just One of The Royals is one of those books you can pick up, and easily read within a few short hours. It's a light hearted, fun, fast paced, romantic theme read.

Aside from the sports theme, one of the things I liked about this book are the friendships. I liked that we got to see the dynamics of the friendships of the hockey team, to the girls, as well as the family dynamics of Daniel and his mother, and his sister Eva. Finally, a story with girls who can be friends without the mean girl drama, and cattiness. It was so refreshing to read! It was easy to like each of them without knowing a lot about them. 

I liked the friendships even more than the romance. There wasn't any sort of chemistry between Madison and Daniel. I felt their friendship was more genuine than their relationship. Though it was natural to want these two to end up together. I would have liked to see their relationship, both the fake one they have, and the real one it turns into, a lot more developed.

Though this is the second book in the series, it definitely reads like a stand alone, which I liked, since I didn't read the first book in the series. However, now that I've met the characters from that book, I may have to go back and read it.  I'm looking forward to reading Eva's story next, which comes out today. 

There is some minor language in this book which may make it unsuitable for younger YA readers.

. @CassieClare Shares New 'Queen Of Air And Darkness' #QueenOfAirAndDarkness #Shadowhunters

ONE MORE MONTH! We are now less than a month away until Queen of Air and Darkness will be out! To celebrate the final countdown, Cassie will be sharing random snippets from QOAAD. She'll be sharing one a day until release day. Check out the snippet below, and what she shared earlier today:

So Queen of Air and Darkness comes out in ONE MONTH, and to celebrate, I’ll be posting a random snippet every day until December 4th!
We’re going to start with the very first page of the first chapter, Death Looks Down. It starts up only a few seconds after the end of Lord of Shadows.
Emma didn’t care what they did to her; she had to get to Julian. He was still on the ground with Livvy in his arms, resisting all efforts by the guards to lift her dead body away from him.
“Let me through,” she said. “I’m his parabatai, let me through.”

SHADOWHUNTER ARMY MEETUPS 12/4 & 12/8 Hosted by Barnes & Noble #QueenOfAirAndDarkness #ShadowhunterArmy

Check out this exciting news Shadowhunter fans! Select Barnes & Noble around the USA are hosting Shadowhunter Army meet ups to celebrate the release of Queen of Air And Darkness. Cassie herself will NOT be at these events, but that doesn't mean they still won't be fun. Check out the details and the graphic above for locations and times, that Cassie shared earlier today:

Exciting news! @barnesandnoble is hosting 10 #ShadowhunterArmy meetups to celebrate the release of #QueenOfAirAndDarkness! Check the graphic for times, dates & locations. What exactly are these meetups? Read on for more details.
These are authorless in-store events. I won’t be there because I’ll be on tour. But you’ll be able to meet & hang out with your fellow fans! Each event will have games & activities (trivia, scavenger hunt). All attendees will get a Barnes & Noble EXCLUSIVE Shadowhunters poster. There will also be a grand prize raffle to win a Magnus plush, Shadowhunter tote, & signed copy of QOAD. For those of you who can attend a meetup, I hope this gives you a fun way to celebrate the release of QOAD, meet new friends, & get cool stuff. I can’t wait to see the photos & costumes you post. Have fun!