Review: Royal Blood by Aimée Carter

Review: Royal Blood by Aimée Carter

Royal Blood by Aimée Carter is a thriller with a royal twist. Following the King of England’s secret American daughter, this one contains scandals, secrets, and a strong main character who finds herself as a suspect in a murder investigation. Fans of fast-paced mysteries and all things royalty will not want to miss this one.

Review: Royal Blood by Aimée CarterTitle: Royal Blood
Series: Royal Blood #1
Author: Aimeée Carter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: March 7, 2023
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

An American girl becomes the British Monarchy’s greatest nightmare in this thrilling new series where royal scandals just got deadlier.

As the King of England’s illegitimate daughter, 17-year-old Evan Bright knows a thing or two about keeping secrets.

But when she’s forced to spend the summer in London with her father and the royal family, who aren’t exactly thrilled she exists, her identity is mysteriously revealed, and suddenly the world is dying to know every juicy lie the press prints about her.

After a fun night turns deadly and Evan becomes the primary suspect in a murder investigation, the escalating rumors and fallout threaten to tear her life apart. As she fights to uncover the truth about what happened, she discovers royal secrets that are even more scandalous than she imagined – secrets that could change the monarchy forever.

And her own may be next.

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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: Royal Blood by Aimée Carter

As the secret American daughter of the King of England, Evan is used to keeping secrets. However, after starting a fire at her boarding school, she is sent to London to live with the royal family–a family she has never met. Instead of glamour, Evan is greeted by her half sister and the Queen who resent her existence and finds herself in the public eye after the press exposes her identity. When Evan becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, the scrutiny only escalates, and she must uncover the truth about what happened as even more scandalous secrets come to light.

❀ Enjoyable Main Character

I enjoyed Evan’s character, and she is strong. I felt for her as she must spend time with a family that isn’t happy to meet her, and she hasn’t seen her mother since she was a child. Evan’s situation becomes even more difficult as the media watch her every move and she’s not sure who she can trust. Despite all the challenges Evan faces, she perseveres, and I enjoyed watching her learn more about herself and her family as the book progresses.

❀ A Fast-Paced Thriller

Royal Blood by Aimée Carter is a fast-paced thriller filled with scandal. I enjoyed the concept of a secret princess, and the main character is strong. This is a great read for fans of the royalty trope.

About Aimeée Carter

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Aimée Carter is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the author of over a dozen books, including The Goddess Test series, the Blackcoat Rebellion series, and the Simon Thorn series for middle grade readers, now a #1 international bestselling series under the title Animox. Her newest middle grade book, Curse of the Phoenix, will be released in June from Margaret K. McElderry Books.

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