*Goodreads synopsis – Olivia can’t take it anymore. She’s had enough of the big city and it’s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when she’s about to give up and move home, out of the blue, she is offered her dream job. Olivia is suspicious but that could just be the New York in her. She decides not to pull at threads. Despite her best efforts to remain blissfully oblivious, the secret to her life upgrade is soon uncovered when she finds herself to be part of a secret society. Olivia learns that there is a thin curtain separating our world from theirs. Just beneath the surface, an entirely different one exists. One that is controlled by those of Royal lineage. The chosen ones, the Royals, hold the fate of the world in their hands. Will Olivia be able to bear the weight of the crown? Confessions of a shopaholic meets the Adjustment Bureau, this contemporary fairytale is both relatable,e and aspirational. Taking a look at the current balance of media and power with a healthy dose of humour, fashion, food and wanderlust.
My thoughts – At times the plot was a little slow, and had me wondering where it would go. Overall it was a fairly enjoyable book, it wasn’t one of my favourites though. Something about the book just didn’t excite me like others do.
I didn’t really connect with the characters too much. I don’t think there was enough character development throughout the book, and I just didn’t emphasise with them like I think it was intended.
I feel like it’s intended for a young audience, as it’s quite a simple book, so early teens and slightly younger would probably enjoy this book more than I did. But it got me back into reading, so it wasn’t all bad. The plot was a good plot, I just don’t think it was executed quite as well as it could have been.
Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?