Book Club

September 2019 Book Club: American Royals by Katharine McGee

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The Book

Our September book club pick is American Royals by Katharine McGee. It was released yesterday, September 3, 2019.

Why did we pick this book?

Alternate history is such a fun genre. It basically asks how would the world be if something different happened in the past. In this case, McGee tell us what the United States would look like as a monarchy. For those who don’t know, Colonel Lewis Nicola suggested to George Washington that he become king. Washington didn’t consider this idea, wanting the United States to adopt a republican form of government instead. McGee asks what if Washington wanted to be a king and how the United States would look today. This story looks fun and like it is full of romance and glamour. 

What is this book about?

This story follows the American royal family, the House of Washington. Princess Beatrice will become Queen. So, her sister Samantha is the spare, the one over-looked unless she causes trouble. Then, there is Samantha’s twin Jefferson, who would have been king if succession rules had not changed. Two different girls are vying for the Prince’s heart. Told from multiple points of view, this story follows the life of the American royal family and the lives that they impact.

What other YA books has the author written?

She wrote the Thousandth Floor series and a short story for the book Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet


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