Monday, May 12, 2014

Review ~ Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

Series: standalone (?)
Genre: YA contemporary
Pages: 336
Publication date: May 6th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads Description: 
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?
Source: I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review. 

I wish I had liked Royally Lost more, but unfortunately, I wasn't a big fan of it. As I was reaching the end of the book, I was more excited for it to end than for what was happening in the story. 


The main issue I had was the lack of chemistry between Nikolai and Becca. Their feelings for one another just didn't come across as strongly as they should've. An American tourist and a prince meet and fall in love. It should be romantic, right?

Well, despite all the time they spent together and all the kissing they did, I wasn't pulled into their story, and I wasn't rooting for the couple that much.


Without the romance (a key element in this book) being all that great, the book felt corny. It felt a bit forced
a bit like a badly acted romantic comedy. I don't care much for books with that kind of feel.


I'm glad Royally Lost was a quick read. My interest level in the story was low. The only things I really liked were some of the themes and the personalities of the MCs' siblings. I also didn't mind the concept of the story
it was very cutebut it wasn't executed well. 

I really enjoyed Angie Stanton's Rock and a Hard Place, and I'm disappointed to say that Royally Lost wasn't as good.


  1. It seems you're not the only who didn't like this. At first I really wanted to read this because the plot sounded like a cute, contemporary read but I'm disappointed with the amount of negative reviews. It sucks the romance wasn't done that well!

    1. It's so sad whenever romance isn't done well. :( I didn't realize there were so many negative reviews until after I read it! Sad thing is, I'm not surprised...

  2. Sounds kind of disappointing that it's corny, I mean you can be cliched and cute and fluffy but when you venture into corny it's just too much. Thanks for the review Kaitlin!

    1. Yes, it is too much. I can't take a book very seriously if it feels too corny. :( You're welcome!

  3. I was so excited about this one until I read a few negative reviews. Such a disappointment! I guess I should pass on it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is a disappointment! I'm sad that I have to say that you aren't going to be missing out on this.

  4. It seems like this book isn't really a hit among some of the bloggers I followed. I was initially very excited when I first read the blurb. Thanks for sharing your honest review!


    1. It does appear so. :( You're welcome!

  5. Not sure if this is the book I want to read. I doubt I will. Also, it sounds very familiar... close to the plot of the movie the Prince and Me. Have you seen that? I don't think I will read this >> Thanks for the review though, it was helpful in making my decision.

    1. I haven't seen that movie. I'm glad my review helped! You're not missing out by passing this book up.


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