Olivia cant take it anymore. Shes had enough of the big city and its lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when shes 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 invited 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 and aspirational. Taking a look at the current balance of media and power with a healthy dose of humor, fashion, food...
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The Secret Lives of Royals Reviews
IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not even the royal wedding fever could keep me interested.
Honestly, my summary says it all. The main character, Olivia Thorpland, is a speshul snowflake walking cliché with two identical love interests (who ...more
Shalini Dua’s “The Secret Lives of Royals” is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner – imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read.
Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale grad still working as a barista in NYC at age 26, while looking for her big break in publishing. One day it appears out of nowhere, and she lands her dream job at Le Salon magazine.
Just a few weeks into the glamorous new gig, sh ...more
Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals
Author: Shalini Dua
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ugh! This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read from NetGalley. One clue: it’s a self-published debut novel. I admit, I stopped reading about 1/3 of the way through. I couldn’t read anymore, when I have so many genuine, well-written books to read from NetGalley.
This was the shallowest book I’ve e ...more
From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society called "The Circle". From the first time we meed the Circle, I was a bit freaked out by it. It's a group of highly respectable people or those with royal blood that basically oversee everything. I guess the idea of p ...more
I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that.
Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free. Thank you by the way to whoever sent it!
I really liked the beginning of the story. Olivia starts a new job and it has a "Devil Wears Prada" feel to the story, but then it gets kinda weird with the society and this w ...more
This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did not stand out in my eyes. Thus you could say that I was not into the romance.
The mystery aspect of the secret society didn't peak my intrigue either. You can say that this whole book kind of missed the mark. This tr ...more