3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanistas: The Royal Treatment

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Bookanistas: The Royal Treatment

Winner of Moonglass is Jenna Wallace!
email me your address at sjohannes@bilaninc.com.

Okay so I've gone a little overboard on the book recs this week but it was a stellar week and I like to support authors on their release days esp. when I've read the books and
liked them!

And I will say, I do not recommend a book I don't love. And trust me, the Bookanistas get tons of books so the ones we stand behind are the ones we like. We do not push books just because we might
know the author.

Now for The Royal Treatment!

Have you guys read Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt. It truly is Meg Cabot meets magic. The Royal Treatment is the sequel. Now I adore this series for middle graders/tweens. It's cute and clever. Well, and let's face it - it also has glitter, princesses, and bubbles in it. Who could ask for more?

Except... Lindsey gives soooo much more in this series.

Her downright hilarious humor. Now, I happen to know her very well and let me
say she is just as funny if

not funnier in person. Maybe almost as funny as me ;) (Can't you tell how happy we are by our cheeky grins :) Okay enough about Linds and I - now back to the book.

In The Royal Treatment, Desi Bascomb’s job as a princess substitute has gotten a whole lot more glamorous now that she’s advanced to Level 2 within the Facade Agency. Magical make-up, roller-skating celebrities, and the chance to see Prince Karl again are just some of the major perks. Not to mention, she’s landed the role of Fairy Queen in her school’s production of Midsummer’s Night Dream (opposite her best friend’s crush. Which is a little weird, but at least he wears a donkey head during their kissing scene). Life should be perfect, but Desi can’t seem to shake the feeling that there is more going on with the agency’s magic than she’s told. Like why is this mind-bending power exclusive to royals? Is it possible that there could be a bigger way to make an impact in both parts of her life?

Lindsey (who is also the author of Sean Griswold's Head - also another great book) makes Desi so believable. She's so awkward (Desi that is :) and honest. She's nosy, headstrong, and totally wigs out when she panics. Love her.

Meredith - Desi's agent, reminds me of a female NIGEL in Devil wears Prada. She's funny and tough.

The ending made me laugh out loud . The book leaves you knowing more great stuff is coming. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

Who is your favorite princess and why? Comment and I have a The Royal Treatment giveaway for you! :)

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    Janet Johnson said...

    I loved Princess for Hire, too. :) Fun read.

    My favorite Princess? Today I'm saying Rapunzel from Tangled because she does all she can to make her dreams come true.

    Shannon O'Donnell said...

    In my TBR pile!! :-)

    Bee said...

    A real princess? Since I'm still harbouring my Royal Wedding obsession I have to say Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Loved her dress and poise..gah!

    A fictitious one would have to be Mia Thermopolis. I totally adore the Princess Diaries books.

    Would love to win this!

    Kelly said...

    These sounds like books that my girly girl would love! Thanks for the book recommendation!

    Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban said...

    My favorite fiction princess has to be Andrea from Two Moon Princess for I based her on my son.
    Real princesses I must agree with Bee, Katherine, Princess of Cambridge awed me too at her wedding.

    vbtremper said...

    I loved Princess for Hire! I don't think I have a favorite real life princess - maybe Grace Kelly? But I'm looking forward to The Royal Treatment!

    Liesl said...

    Oh, I adored these books! I just finished The Royal Treatment and I get to review it for Deseret News. Happy work! I can't wait for the next book! (Why do I suddenly sound like a thirteen-year-old?)

    Gail said...

    Can't wait to read The Royal Treatment! I think it should have been released the same day as Princess Kate of Cambridge wed!!! Must admit one of my favorite real life royals is Prince Albert of Monaco!

    Sharon K. Mayhew said...

    I haven't read Princess For Hire. It sounds like a fun mg. :-)

    I've only reviewed a few books on my blog. Like you guys, I don't post about them unless I love them. :)

    throuthehaze said...

    I thought Princess for Hire was a really cute book. I don't really have a favorite princess but I like Belle and Ariel from the Disney movies :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    Joyce Lansky said...

    Elizabeth from "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch is my all time favorite! The dragon kidnaps her prince and takes him away, so she bravely sets out to rescue her prince and outsmart the dragon. You'll have to read the picture book to find out what surprises pop up at the end.

    Thanks for the contest. I actually stopped by today to award you the Stylish Blogger & Versatile Blogger Awards. Stop by my blog at http://joycelansky.blogspot.com tomorrow after 5:30 AM eastern time to pick them up. Some goofy rules come with them, but I'm sure you'll figure it out.