YA Friday: Still Waiting for My Royal Wedding Invitation

I was awake at 4:00 AM to watch Kate Middleton and Prince Williams's wedding in 2011 and will most likely wake up just as early for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding. I feel like Disney movies gave me unrealistic expectations and that I would one day lose a shoe and meet and marry a handsome prince, so I enjoy living vicariously through these events as well as in the selection of young adult royal romances listed below.

Also I'm looking forward to the hats. British wedding hats are everything. #neverforget

YA Royal Romances

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The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright

Going all the way to England for college--to Oxford, no less--for college would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince--in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she should be the one to win Edmund's heart. All that is swept aside, however, when the riddle of Evie's past surfaces, and the new couple becomes obsessed with figuring out who the real Evie is, with the growing suspicion that the truth will be a shocker.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

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Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

When a scandal at her all-girls school threatens her university prospects, Libby enrolls in her sister Charlotte's posh boarding school, where they become rivals for the affection of their classmate--the heir to the throne of Britain.

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Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Life is real enough for Dylan-especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network's crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.

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Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

In a near-future Toronto where the British Empire never fell, Helena, August, and Margaret are caught off-guard by the discovery of a love so intense they are willing to change the course of the monarchy to keep it.

Further Reading

The Girl of Fire and ThornsGraceling book coverRoyally Lost book coverBetween the Lines book coverThe Selection book coverOf Fire and Stars book cover