The Secret Lives of Royals

The Secret Lives of Royals

Olivia can?t take it anymore. She?s had enough of the big city and it?s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when she?s about to give up and move home, out of the blue, she is offered her dream job. Olivia is suspicious but that could just be the New York in her. She decides not to pull at threads. Despite her best efforts to remain blissfully oblivious, the secret to Olivia can?t take it anymore. She?s had enough of the big city and it?s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then...

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Title:The Secret Lives of Royals
Author:Shalini Dua
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Genres:Adult Fiction
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:218 pages pages

The Secret Lives of Royals Reviews

  • Michaela Whitney
    May 12, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

  • Cheryl
    Jun 20, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

  • Gmr
    Jul 08, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

  • Meghan
    May 09, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

  • Marilyn Pack
    Jul 31, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

    I was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she ...

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. "Welcome to The Circle." For being a debut novel, this was really well-written, easy to read and kept my interest throughout. The lead, Olivia aka Gigi aka Gracie, was an extremely likable character and despite...

    Loved this book! The characters are sassy, funny and relatable and the story was intriguing. I?m definitely hoping for a sequel! This is such a great book with which to sit back and relax. ...

    ...

  • Christy Ngo
    May 30, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

  • Diane
    Jul 15, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

  • Julia A
    Apr 25, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

    I was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she ...

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. "Welcome to The Circle." For being a debut novel, this was really well-written, easy to read and kept my interest throughout. The lead, Olivia aka Gigi aka Gracie, was an extremely likable character and despite...

  • Anneke
    May 30, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

  • julianne
    May 07, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

  • Misty
    Jul 09, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

  • Sarah Elizabeth
    May 11, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

  • Jeannie Zelos
    Jun 13, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

  • Joey P
    Jun 26, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

  • Kristen
    May 19, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

  • Lindsey Collins
    Jun 20, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

    I was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she ...

  • ✨Skye✨
    Jun 21, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

  • Harlee Cormier
    Jun 07, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

  • Priyanka
    May 07, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

    I was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she ...

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. "Welcome to The Circle." For being a debut novel, this was really well-written, easy to read and kept my interest throughout. The lead, Olivia aka Gigi aka Gracie, was an extremely likable character and despite...

    Loved this book! The characters are sassy, funny and relatable and the story was intriguing. I?m definitely hoping for a sequel! This is such a great book with which to sit back and relax. ...

  • Becki
    May 19, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

  • Debbie Deissler
    Jul 23, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

  • Kierstin Veldkamp
    May 16, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

  • Kathleen
    Jun 07, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

  • Claire
    May 21, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

  • Raquel
    May 20, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

  • Jessica Gipson
    Jun 13, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

    This might work as a light beach read. It was a bit slow for my tastes. ...

    Interesting idea...sometimes I lost the storyline but liked the characters! ...

    I was thoroughly excited for this book. Once I got a little further into it the story seemed full of frivolous people just being rich and blowing off work. Olivia started out as a relatable character with ambition and drive, but once she is presented with an opportunity to be rich she ...

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. "Welcome to The Circle." For being a debut novel, this was really well-written, easy to read and kept my interest throughout. The lead, Olivia aka Gigi aka Gracie, was an extremely likable character and despite...

    Loved this book! The characters are sassy, funny and relatable and the story was intriguing. I?m definitely hoping for a sequel! This is such a great book with which to sit back and relax. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
    Jul 08, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

  • Stacia | stacialovestoread
    Jun 16, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

  • Dani Winland
    Jun 27, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...

    I was given a copy of this from NetGalley in return for my honest unbiased review. I can't even say this was okay, it really wasn't. I hated the main character Olivia, she felt like someone much younger than 26. I don't think the writing style helped with this as it came across as ...

    The Secret Lives of Royalsis a mix ofTHE DEVIL WEARS PRADAandTHE PRINCESS DIARIES. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens. For my full review, go to www.danithebookaholic.com ...

  • Leela Mal
    Jun 12, 2018

    I received a free ebook version of this book from Netgalley. Thankyou to Netgalley and CreateSpace for allowing me to read this! My review is still entirely honest. Oh no. I really wanted to give this a good review. The author of this book is a debut author, and after seeing that th...

    IN SUMMARY: If you've watched a single chick flick movie, you've already read this book. THE SECRET LIVES OF ROYALS brings nothing new to the table, with a plot so dull, a heroine so generic, and cast so forgettable that finally finishing the read was a moment of pure relief. Not eve...

    hank you BookSparks for the free finished copy of The Secret Lives of Royals. This is a self-published title by Shalini Dua. ? Olivia has recently graduated from Yale and working at Starbucks when a job as an editor at a Vogue-like magazine practically falls in her lap. The ensuing...

    Formal Review: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. I picked this up on Netgalley based on the description: Shopaholic meets Adjustment Bureau. Couple this with the royal wedding, and I was in the mood ...

    Book Review: The Secret Lives of Royals Author: Shalini Dua Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: June 12, 2018 I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ugh! This is one of the worst books I?ve ever read from NetGalley. One ...

    I received a copy from NetGalley for review. Seemingly ordinary girl Olivia receives dream job, and everything is not what it appears to be. Finds out she's part of a secret society, a shadow governments that is descended from royalty from Europe. Raised in anonymity from parents w...

    This book started out reminding me Of The Devil Wears Prada for a moment and then seemed like Gossip Girl. It wasn't what I expected and it took me a moment to really figure out what was going on but I really liked it. I read it all in a out a day. The whole royals thing could have bee...

    The Secret Lives of Royals, Shalini Dua Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: General fiction (adult), New Adult. I was intrigued by this, and really wanted to like it. It seems to be a debut book, at least I can't find any others by this author so I wanted to be ab...

    Shalini Dua?s ?The Secret Lives of Royals? is a career-in-New-York-publishing story crossed with a conspiracy-theory page-turner ? imagine if Dan Brown had written the TV show Ugly Betty. It makes for a fun, light read. Olivia (sometimes called Gigi or Gracie) is a Yale gra...

    Ok...um. I give this one two stars. I didn?t like the writing style. It was, I don?t know, not very immersive maybe. I wasn?t sucked in. The characterization was sorely lacking. The main character stays pretty much the same throughout the short novel. The best friend was tr...

    Initially, I got a lot of "Devil Wears Prada" vibes..."new adult" girl striking out into a media profession, snagging the coveted seemingly luxe position of Editor at a posher-than-posh publication, without REALLY even trying. The inevitable "fitting in" period, the fairy godmother-lik...

    I received this book for free. I entered a contest on Goodreads, but there was no letter attached or a request to give a review. I believe the return address said NetGalley, but couldn't be sure of that. Anyway, I thought I would write a review since I did receive the book for free...

    This book has everything including the kitchen sink; but, not in a good way. There's a secret society that runs the world, a normal girl who finds out she's a 'princess', a love triangle, and OF COURSE a prophecy about the girl. All of the characters are flat and there's occasionally a...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This book started out live The Devil Wears Prada,then The Royals then The Gossip Girl. So, if you are a fan of all these movies, you will like this book. Olivia, a normal girl, works in Starbucks. She lives with her best ...

    From the title, I thought this would be an awesome royal romance. Sadly, The Secret Lives of Royals fell short for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Our main character, Olivia, is pulled into this secret society ca...

    This book started off well, but then it took a turn that made no sense. I found The Circle to be intriguing. I liked the secrecy and royal treatment that it gave Olivia. I loved Connor and didn't mind the return of Alex. I hated how Olivia just dropped Maddy and her friends for months ...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was only less than a month ago, the book came in a perfect time for my royal withdrawal. I really like the concept of this book, a secret circle for the modern royalties. It is a fun and easy read. There is also a love triangle that might or might...

    I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my review. This book was intensely readable and had an interesting premise that pulled me in from page one. I will say that the last twenty percent of the book felt rushed and a bit disjointed, but I'd love to rea...

    This should be a fun, light-hearted read. Sadly, I did not get a taste or experience this during my reading time. The reason is because I found the characters to be muted and the story as well. In fact, I didn't notice that Olivia had two love interest in the beginning. Both men did no...

    *thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me this copy in exchange for an honest review.* This book was exceptionally difficult to get into. The grammar and syntax of the author is hard to decipher, and at times doesn?t make any sense. The concept of the story seemed ...

    The Secret Lives of Royals is the debut novel of Shalini Dua. It is an excellent read. The characters are fun and relatable, and the story is imaginative. I especially liked the imagery and got swept up while travelling with the main character, Olivia, through Europe. I?m ready to bo...