We follow Lily during the Royal Rebel, who is desperately trying to be a normal teenager. She loves social media, especially vlogging and wants to give it a go and she seems to be pretty good at it. The only one big problem is that she is a “trainee” princess and it certainly would not fit into any of the duties she is meant to fulfil in the future.
Throughout the novel, you feel the dilemma Lily is in. She wants to fulfil the wishes from her family, but she wants to have a normal life and they both just do not match and she cannot have both. You may not be able to empathaise with lily, but what Carina understands is the difficult decisions that seem to be imposed on young people to make decisions about their future, so young and at times young people just simply don’t know and feel immense pressure put on them from parents and teachers. It is such a potentially life changing decision which may have an impact on their future and they do not want to live with decisions they may regret.
This book is a great read for young people and may bring a source of comfort that your not alone and decisions can be changed and adapted. Its a great pick you up read and one that will make you smile.
About The Book
Lily Waldenburg is in many ways a normal teenager, she loves fashion, her dog Coco, her guinea pig Zoe and sleepovers with her best friend Leonie. She dreams of being a fashion vlogger, and when her videos on her style vlog ‘Tiara Girl’ began to take off, Lily knows this is her chance to succeed.
But Lily is also a princess. First in line to the Queendom of Waldenbury – a matriarchal and matrilineal society – she has her royal responsibilities to think about – ‘Queen to be stuff’ that she must learn before she carries of age next year. Her Grandmaman and mother have high expectations of what a princess should be – and that does not include being a fashion vlogger……..
But as ‘Tiara Girl’s’ online star rises so Lily’s responsibilities as future Queen mount. Can she keep her identity secret, or will she be exposed for the Crown Princess and Royal Rebel she really is…..?
Royal Rebel is published by Usbourne Books
“If I were a fairy-tale princess, it would be about now that my fairy godmother would come to my rescue and smooth things out for me.”
Royal Rebel by Carina Axelsson is published by Usborne and is out now.