The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boeken

Eerder dit jaar schreef Imke al over haar vijf favoriete boeken over royals. Dat onderwerp is deze week de hoofdrolspeler in de Friday Five. En aangezien mijn top 5 op één boek na compleet anders is, deel ik mijn keuzes vandaag. Welk van mijn favoriete royalty boeken ook op Imke’s lijstje staat? Lees snel verder!

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King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo


The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boekenRoyal: koning Nikolai Lantsov
Soort boek: Young Adult fantasy
Wat je moet weten: dit is deel 1 van een duologie. Beide boeken maken deel uit van de Grisha serie. En nee, Nikolai komt niet voor in het eerste seizoen van de Shadow and Bone tv-serie.

The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war–and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried–and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

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Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston


The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boekenRoyal:de Britse prins Henry
Soort boek:
LQBTQI+ feelgood/NA
Wat je moet weten:
als je van de trope ‘haters to lovers’ houdt, dan is dit het boek voor jou.

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

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Heart of Iron – Ashley Poston


The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boekenRoyal: o.a. Ana, een verloren prinses.
Soort boek:
Young Adult science fiction
Wat je moet weten:
Dit is ook een duologie. Deze boeken zijn (nog) niet uitgegeven in het Nederlands. Dit is een beetje Anastasia in space. Lees mijn recensie maar eens.

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?


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Legendborn – Tracy Deonn


The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boekenRoyal: Koning Arthur
Soort boek: Young Adult contemporary fantasy
Wat je moet weten: als dit boek niet vertaald gaat worden, weet ik het ook niet meer. Het is zó goed! De cliffhanger smaakt naar meer, maar gelukkig komt het vervolg er aan.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus: a flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

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The Cruel Prince – Holly Black


The Friday Five: mijn favoriete royalty boekenRoyal: Prince Cardan
Soort boek: Young adult fantasy
Wat je moet weten: dit boek is het eerste uit de Folk of Air trilogie, die ook alledrie uit zijn in het Nederlands. En dit is het boek dat zowel Imke en ik in onze top 5 van royalty boeken hebben staan!

Jude was seven 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.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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