What are the best books about modern royal tales?

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    #1The Heir and the Spare (The Heir and the Spare)

    The Heir and the Spare (The Heir and the Spare)

    The Heir and the Spare is the first book in the young adult romance series The Heir and the Spare written by Emily Albright which centers on Evie trying to find out who her real mother, while she discovers what her future would be. 


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    David Webb
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A tale, a work of fiction. The book takes place in the modern day. The book involves members of royalty. "
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    #2The Selection

    The Selection

    The Selection is the process where 35 girls compete against each other for a chance to seduce Prince Maxon. Every girl dreams about this opportunity, everyone but America Singer, who is already and love with another man. It will all change as soon as she meets Prince, who could very well be the man of her life. 

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    #3Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.


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    Steven Scott
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Princess Academy is one of the best books I've found about modern royal tales. I bought this at a local bookseller as a treat and it did not disappoint! The author is a favorite of mine and the writing is superb. The main character is quite fascinating as well. I nearly read it in one sitting and have recommended it to several friends!"
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    #4Fire (Graceling Realm)

    Fire (Graceling Realm)
    Fire is a young adult fantasy romance fiction and the second book in Graceling Realm series written by Kristin Cashore. It is published in 2009 by Dial Books. 

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    Joan Reed
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love romance novels, and I love fantasy novels. I especially love romantic fantasy novels, and this pretty much covers both. This second book in the Graceling Realm series is a fitting addition, and continues to expand on the first."
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    Cress, the last book in Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, is about Cinder and Captain Thorne trying to stop Queen Levana from invading Earth with the help of Scarlet, Wolf, and Cress, who is yet to be freed from the queen's grasps.


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    Rachel Bowman
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I have read all three books in The Lunar Chronicles and I was so excited not to be let down by Cress. Sometimes third book in a trilogy just doesn't tie up the story like you want it to, but this book is a success. Marissa Meyer's character remain interesting and her story is engrossing. I haven't been able to find another modern story of royalty and intrigue that I enjoy as much as this series."
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    #6Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding)

    Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding)

    Once Upon a Prince is the first book in the chick lit series Royal Wedding written by Rachel Hauck which centers on the romance between Susanna Truitt and Prince Nathaniel.


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    Moisés Luna
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I think that most people would think the results should be non-fiction "tales" of modern royals, principally the English ones. For that this romance novel is largely irrelevant"
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    #7To Marry a Prince

    To Marry a Prince

    To Marry a Prince is a contemporary romance novel written by Sophie Page which centers on Bella Greenwood after her life changes when she meets world's most eligible bachelor Prince Richard. 


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    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "To Marry a Prince looks like like ordinary romance at first but if you want to know why a prince would like to marry someone casual, you should take a look at this book. There are just a few books about modern royal tales and if you are interested in these kind of books, this should be the first one you read."
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    #8The Royal We

    The Royal We
    The Royal We is a romance fiction novel written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan which follows love story of American Rebecca Porter and Great Britain's future king Prince Nicholas.

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    Justin Chapman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Every little girl dreams of marrying Royalty, and with this book, you can experience that. That's good, because the likelihood that you will is so low it might as well be zero. Live out your childhood fantasies with this book."
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    #9Graceling (Graceling Realm)

    Graceling (Graceling Realm)
    Graceling is a book by Kristin Cashore that tells a story about Katsa. She is smart and beautiful who lives in the Seven Kingdoms where people are born with Grace. She was blessed with killing grace but thing changed when she met Po.

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    Matthew Bishop
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I mean, if we're going to talk about 'modern' royal tales, pretty much Game of the Thrones is the only game in town in my estimation. Granted it's taken over 20 years to get sort of finished...Graceling is a short beach read but I can't call it the best. Not by a long shot. "
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    #10The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries is the first book in the Princess Diaries series written by Meg Cabot which follows the life of Mia Thermopolis. This has been adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.


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    Richard Warren
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I really love the whole idea of kings and queens, but I want something more modern. I came on here looking for the best books about modern royal tales. I was told to read The Princess Diaries. This book was amazing. "
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    #11Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.


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    Sophia Lai
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "One of my favorite fairy tale retellings. Love Cinder's characterization!"
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    #12Suddenly Royal (The Royals)

    Suddenly Royal (The Royals)

    Suddenly Royal is the first book in the contemporary romance series The Royals written by Nichole Chase which centers on the love story of American commoner Samantha Rousseau and crown prince Alex D’Lynsal.


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    Teresa Long
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I think this book did a great job at putting a twist on a fairytale. You fall in love with the characters and feel like you're part of the journey yourself. This book was very romantic and interesting but the plot lacked any real problem-solving in my opinion. I would still re-read this book, but I think it could use a little more development."
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    #13The Elite (The Selection)

    The Elite (The Selection)

     The Elite is the third book in the series The Selection. The plot of the novel is about how America will transform their government from democratic to monarchy so that he will reign as the King.


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    Roy Young
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This has a lot of relevance to today's women and those fans of shows like the Bachelor. This is the third book in the series, so if you have not read the first two, you might want to start at the beginning of this five book set."
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    #14The One (The Selection)

    The One (The Selection)

    The One, the 3rd book in Kiera Cass' The Selection series, is about America Singer being torn between her first love Aspen and Prince Maxon, whom she has grown to love during her time in the Selection.


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    Michelle Burke
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Fun book, mostly. The main character is a little annoying though, so that hurt my enjoyment of it."
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    #15The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular is a fairy tale novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum which was first published in 2014. This book follows the story of Princess Primrose who wants to be loved by everyone.


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    Cheryl Morgan
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Finding the best books about modern royal tales is no easy task. There are several stories out there, especially about royal tales, but I found The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular to be the best book about modern royal tales. This book was very sweet and endearing. It follows the story of Princess Primrose and her desire to be loved by all."
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    #16Boy Princess (Vol. 1)

    Boy Princess (Vol. 1)
    After a bride escapes home before getting married, her family decides to dress up their young son as a female and get him married in her place. Everything turns around when the groom doesn't seem to care about his bride being a man.

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    Jean Larson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I think this was a fantastic story! It helps children learn that same-sex romances are a normal occurrence and having it happen to a prince makes it seem like it is a fanciful thing as well. I would recommend this book!"
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    #17The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells

    The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells

    The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells is a beautiful story of mermaids that teaches us about strength and courage. Its pages show an amazing sea adventure full of colour and magical creatures!


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    Yuan Jia
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Both of my girls are very much into mermaids and marine life, so this was the perfect book to read to them to bed. I love how this is a beautiful story and the artwork is AMAZING. Highly Recommended!"


Best What are the best books about modern royal tales
1The Heir and the Spare (The Heir and the Spare)Books 41 Paid
2The SelectionBooks 38 Paid
3Princess AcademyBooks 31 Paid
4Fire (Graceling Realm)Books 28 Paid
5CressBooks 26 Paid
6Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding)Books 25 Paid
7To Marry a PrinceBooks 19 Paid
8The Royal WeBooks 17 Paid
9Graceling (Graceling Realm) Books 15 Paid
10The Princess DiariesBooks 14 Paid

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