Review of The Royals book 1-3 by Erin Watt

Hey you fancy word nerds! Happy Thursday! Every once in awhile I get lazy *gasp* about reviewing. If there is a series I try to do more than one book in a review which is silly because I totally would have more to post if I didn’t do that but meh, this is my blog.

I chose to break the Royals series up a little because books 1-3 really are focused on a specific set of characters and books 4 and 5 shift their focus (and maybe I haven’t started those ones yet but whatever).

The series starts off with Paper Princess and we meet Ella Harper. A strong independent girl who is forced to take care of herself early on in life. She makes money to support herself the only way she knows how and she doesn’t hide from that truth. Enter in Callum Royal who claims to be Ella’s guardian, sent by a father she never knew.

Ella is thrown into a life she is definitely not used to and is greeted by 4 angry teenagers who set out to make her feel less than wanted. The Royals are known at their school for being in charge and doing what they want. If they give the word you will either be a part of the in crowd or cast aside and made to feel like an outsider.

Reed is the head of this angsty group of boys and he finds himself growing up and finding himself in this series by Erin Watt. He is an interesting character and I was not always sure how I felt about him… I think towards the end he finally grew up and realized that he needed to stop being so passive and selfish.

I really feel like book 3 ended so fast! I am not actually sure how I feel about it all. I felt like I was waiting for something more maybe? I am not sure… Overall though the books were really good. I think that the plot was great and I will definitely be starting book 4 soon!


From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

What did you guys think of the books? Let’s chat! I love to talk about all things book!

The Royals

  1. Paper Princess
  2. Broken Prince
  3. Twisted Palace

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