Review & Giveaway: Truly Madly Royally

Review & Giveaway: Truly Madly Royally

Welcome to my review stop on the blog tour for Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud! This book is perfect for fans of books that feature royalty. Keep reading to learn more about the book and enter to win the giveaway to win a copy for yourself. (US only)

Review & Giveaway: Truly Madly RoyallyTitle: Truly Madly Royally
Author: Debbie Rigaud
Publisher: Point
Publication Date: July 30, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

Fiercely independent and smart, Zora Emerson wants to change the world. She's excited to be attending a prestigious summer program, even if she feels out of place among her privileged, mostly white classmates. So she's definitely not expecting to feel a connection to Owen, who's an actual prince of an island off the coast of England. But Owen is funny, charming...and undeniably cute. Zora can't ignore the chemistry between them. When Owen invites Zora to be his date at his big brother's big royal wedding, Zora is suddenly thrust into the spotlight, along with her family and friends. Everyone is talking about her, in real life and online, and while Owen is used to the scrutiny, Zora's not sure it's something she can live with. Can she maintain her sense of self while moving between two very different worlds? And can her feelings for Owen survive and thrive in the midst of the crazy? Find out in this charming romantic comedy that's like The Princess Diaries for a new generation.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud

I have always been a fan of books about royalty, so I was naturally drawn to review Truly Madly Royally, which follows a girl who falls for a prince while studying at a prestigious college.

The book is a quick read for summer, and I enjoyed how it depicts what it is like to suddenly be in the media’s eye. As well, there are social issues discussed, such as race as Zora’s classmates are mostly white and privileged, which make the story more meaningful.

Zora is also a fantastic main character, and her activism is so inspiring. She struggles with identity as she is caught between two different worlds, but I thought she handles the pressure of being in the spotlight and her difficult choices with maturity. Ultimately, this is a cute and positive read that is perfect for younger YA readers.

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About Debbie Rigaud

Debbie Rigaud

YA author Debbie M. Rigaud began her writing career covering news and entertainment for magazines. She’s interviewed celebs, politicians, social figures and “real” girls. Her writing has appeared in Seventeen, CosmoGIRL!, Essence, J-14, Trace, Heart&Soul and Vibe Vixen, to name a few. Her first YA fiction writing was published in the anthology HALLWAY DIARIES (KimaniTru Press/September 2007). Her first standalone YA book--a Simon Pulse romantic comedy titled PERFECT SHOT--is due out in the Fall of 2009


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