The royal wedding is almost upon us! I'm pretty excited about it, and I'll probably even stay up to the wee hours to watch it. In honor of the royal wedding, I thought it'd be fun to compile a list of some of my favorite books with royal characters. And some royal pizza, too.
|Delicious? No. Horrifying? Yes.
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
To quote Rebecca Black: Fun, fun, fun, fun. This book is frothy, quirky, filled with fairy tale references, and a sweet romance between a boy raised by a troll and a princess.
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
I adore how the royalty are treated in this series. They’re just as calculating and devious as bad guy kings and queens in other books, but they also have depth, vulnerabilities, and real personalities. They surprise you!
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer
Everybody at my 8thgrade lunch table was crazy about this book.
The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
There is one royal character in this book, the identity of whom will surprise you. The writing was some of the freshest, most inventive I've read recently. I loved this book completely.
A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
I loved the idea of an invented royal family living on an invented island on the cusp of World War II. The voice of the main character, an unusual princess, was consistently fun and authentic. The sequel comes out soon, too!
Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer
I was a historical fiction fiend as a teenager, and Carolyn Meyer’s Young Royals series was one of my favorites.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
This was a great favorite of mine in high school. Compulsively readable, fun, and filled with memorable characters.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The movie's obviously epic, but did you know the book is just as charming and funny? It's one of my favorites, and it has one of my favorite quotes, said by Westley: "If your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches." Dang! I need to embroider that on a pillow.
Also, if you haven't seen this, ya gotta.