I love Beatrice, Queen of America. Her strength and poise but also uncertainty and vulnerability made it difficult not to like her. She matured on her own and without giving too much away, was able to choose her role rather than accept her role as she previously was doing in the first book.
I also loved the budding feelings between Bee and Teddy that my book friends and I like to call the couple, “Tea”. Teddy took on a supporting role and knew exactly what Bee needed as a partner and also accepted the weight of his responsibilities like a champ.
Daphne’s chapters were interesting as we got to know more about how Daphne’s mind worked. I have to say, she was one of the best villains I’ve come across. She made me not want to read her chapters because she was that good at being bad.
With that being said, I wasn’t a fan of Nina in Majesty as I was in American Royals. She was so fixated on avoiding the spotlight when she was with Jefferson and yet she was surprised that she was brought back onto the centre stage as she began a relationship with Ethan. I found that annoying. Sometimes you can’t help who you fall for, but I’m very against disloyalty and I thought Ethan was horrible that he went after both of his best friend’s girlfriends regardless if they were single or not. Although I didn’t like Ethan’s relationship with Nina, in this book, it goes to show how well McGee’s writing was that I felt so emotionally invested into it.
There were also a few unresolved things with Nina, Daphne, Ethan and Jeff. I really hope there will be a third book in the series so we can have some resolution. But then again, life doesn’t always provide opportunities to resolve things and sometimes one needs to just adapt. Maybe I’ll have to do that for this series but I’ll be one of the first to scoop up a copy of the third book if there will be one!
Is America ready for its first queen?
Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we're looking at you Daphne Deighton.
As America adjusts to the idea of a queen on the throne, Beatrice grapples with everything she lost when she gained the ultimate crown. Samantha is busy living up to her "party princess" persona...and maybe adding a party prince by her side. Nina is trying to avoid the palace--and Prince Jefferson--at all costs. And a dangerous secret threatens to undo all of Daphne's carefully laid "marry Prince Jefferson" plans.
A new reign has begun...
Author Bio (From McGee's website)
Katharine McGee is the New York Times bestselling author of the Thousandth Floor series. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. She’s been speculating about American royalty since her undergraduate days, when she wrote a thesis on “castle envy”: the idea that the American psyche is missing out on something, because Americans don’t have a royal family of their own.
Katharine lives with her husband in her hometown of Houston, Texas.