Round 4 of the Royalty Readathon is finished! This round went from the 7th May to the 13th May. The intro post is here and the twitter is here. I did pretty well on this readathon, choosing to pick up all the books about royalty I could, even if they only loosely related to the challenge. Apart from reading all the books below (excepting The Hundredth Queen because no way was I going to put myself through that), I read Riches to Rags which is a Cinderella retelling which didn’t fit any of the challenges.
- Read the Group Book
I read The Hundredth Queen a while ago and gave it 2.5 stars. Despite the gorgeous cover, interesting title and great first chapter, this book failed to deliver.
- Read a book with a royal title
I bought The Raven Prince last year on a rec and it was fairly cheap. Unfortunately, the other books in the series aren’t as cheap, which is a shame because I really liked this one. It’s a fun, light romance with side characters who contribute to the plot and villains who are just clever enough to be interesting but not clever enough to actually win.
- Read a book with an evil queen
The Queen isn’t such a villain in this book, more than the King, but I did not remember her being particularly good, apart from her indulging her demonic son. I’ve started this book, I haven’t finished it though. It’s going faster than the Throne of Glass but it’s still a book I would read at work where there are no other books I can read.
- Read a book with a crown on the cover
After reading a few good reviews of this book, and seeing it going for cheap on Kindle, I decided to read it for this readathon. It was a really quick and fun read with a funny main character. I wasn’t completely convinced by the romance, I was far more interested in the sibling relationship, but I did enjoy it overall.
- Read a contemporary novel with royal characters
I read half of this book before I DNFed it so I’m counting it for this readathon. This is a Cinderella retelling where the hero and heroine are literally perfect, though the heroine has a tragic past, and everything is predictable and fairly bland. Not to mention the ‘not like other girls’ and the girl hate, both of which instantly put me off.
And that’s it for the royal books I read! Anyone else take part in this readathon? What did you read?