Caro’s Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Posted April 13, 2016 by carolin in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Caro’s Review: Paper Princess by Erin WattPaper Princess by Erin Watt
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Published by EverAfter Platinum on April 4th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

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— 5 stars —

“Paper Princess” is the story of Ella. She’s 18, but far from being a normal teenager. After her mother’s death, she has to fight to survive – until a mysterious man suddenly appears and claims to be her new legal guardian. And the life he presents her with is so luxurious, that she feels almost helpless with all the sudden richdom in her little universe. And what’s up with the 5 sons of Callum Royal, most of the entire enigmatic Reed?

From the sounds of this, “Paper Princess” was so not my cuppa! I don’t particularly like young adult, I can not handle all this teenage stupidity and immaturity. Plus I knew before starting, that this book would end in a terrible cliffhanger – and I’ve sworn off cliffhanger-books after reading too many of them for a while and being annoyed by the sheer absurdity of never finding closure with anything. Nevertheless, I have been recommended to read this novel so many times and there was a lot of fuss going on about it, that made me insanely curious – and what can I say? It definitely lived up to all the fuss! Holy moly, I was stunned by how much I loved the teenage stupidity and angst, the gossip and the high-school drama. Honestly, I think that it was purely the amazing writing and the ability to create adorable characters that made me love the book so much.

As for the genre, I’d say it was definitely more new adult than young adult. Granted, there was no penis touching a vagina in the nude at any time in “Paper Princess” – but there was a lot of hooking-up going on and don’t get me started on the raw sexual tension and chemistry between Ella and Reed! Gosh, I was hot and bothered for the majority of the book… And thus, I’d say that it’s definitely for readers ages 17+.

That “Paper Princess” ends in a very bad cliffhanger-ending is no secret. And even though I’d say that the occurrences leading up to it are pretty predictable, I’m not so patiently salivating after the second book in this series, “Broken Prince”, which is scheduled to be released end of July this year.

All in all, I rate “Paper Princess” with 5 stars and can recommend it to everyone! You can take me as an example that you don’t even have to like the genre to be addicted to this amazing book.

And now – please July, hurry the firetruck up!!! LOL






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