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 and wanderlust....
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The Secret Lives of Royals Reviews
hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. 📖
Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing story is what she discovers about herself (that she’s royalty) and the people who leveraged her to get the job (the Circle).
My twelve-year-old self would have loved this book. It’s like Princess Diaries on steroids. ...more
Another "just okay" read from Netgalley. I like the concept and the character reminds me a bit of Andrea from The Devil Wears Prada. However, I am finding the writing style to be very immature and young. I don't think this story is intended for adults, but rather more for the mid-t0-late teenagers age group. I think that, should the author adjust Olivia/Grace's age by a few years (so maybe 21 instead of 26), the story will really hit its stride with the young-young adult genre.
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
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 was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she pretends to be torn and then proceeds to binge watch at eat at home instead of work for weeks at a time. I was hopeful when the Royal society talked about influencing the world for the better to make it a better pl ...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
*thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.*
This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn’t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed like one I’d enjoy, but in the end, I struggled so hard with language issues, I couldn’t even focus on the plot line.
This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes.