September 29, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Book one in The Royal Series
Publisher: Everafter Romance
Publication Date: April 4th, 2016
Rating: 5 hearts
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.
I didn’t know Paper Princess before this week, I have seen this book because Wendy Higgins talked about it on facebook. And my first impression after reading the blurb was “I need to finish my actual book quickly and begin Paper Princess”.
I like the characters, Ella is brave, kind and independant. She knows how to survive in life and I am impressed by her strengh.
When she arrives at the Royal’s palacz, her world is changing. The five sons of Callum hates her, she doesn’t know why but her life at school and at home will be misereable.
Callum Royal is the father and Ella’s guardian. He has five sons, his wife is dead and her best friend too. I like him, he is not the father of the year but I have no doubt that he loved his sons. He doesn’t have the better way to show it. He likes Ella, probably because of who she is, that doesn’t help Ella’s situation with the boys.
Gideon is the first son, he doesn’t appear a lot in the book but he has some issue with his father. I can’t say I love him or not because I don’t know his story.
Reed is the second son, he is the king of the school, everyone listen to him and is afraid of him. I like him, I know that he is awful with Ella and more than awful sometimes but I feel something in my heart for him. His relation woth his dad is messed up and he missed her mother.
Easton is the third son and I love him, I think he is my favorite one, he has a lot of problem but in the end he is the kindest of all and also the more destroyed. He has addiction problem, drugs, sex and violence.
Sawyer and Sebastian are twins and evil with girl, particularly with one girl.
Valerie is Ella’s new best friend and she is very nice, I like her humor and the way she talked about people.
And there is the evil women, they are awful and all along the story I wanted to hit them and torture them.
The story is sometimes awful and hard and other time beautiful. It’s about family, friendship, rumors, money and privilege. I really love this story and these characters, they are all different but all have issue with their parents so in fact they aren’t so different.
Paper Princess is very attractive, I read the book in one day and can’t stop because I needed to know what the story will be.
Erin Watt are a duet of author and with Paper Princess they write a very good first book. I’m actually reading the second book Broken Prince and I will probably continue to follow them. Their writing style is good, they know how to describe very difficult scene and intense one too.
Quick word : Nothing else to say except that I love this book.
About the author
Erin Watt is the pen name of Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick. They have partnered up to write a new YA series called The Royals.