Hello, beautiful princes and princesses of the books!
I’ve seen this booklist floating around here and there and decided to make one of my own, especially since I’ve noticed the popular theme of combining dystopia and royalty. Granted those aren’t the only books that I’ve seen crowns on, just a lot of books. Also, I love how a crown can be empowering and dangerous and deceitful. So, here’s my list of books with crowns on the covers. Some you’ve seen me post about several times and some I have yet to read and there are even some I’m putting on my TBR and maybe you will too.
The Princess Diaries
Author: Meg Cabot
Mia Thermopolis was sure nothing could be worse than being five-foot-nine, flat-chested, and also flunking algebra. Ha! She was wrong. She found out she’s a princess.
The Ash Princess
Author: Lauren Sebastian
Theodosia is determined to rise up out of the ashes she’s been thrust into after watching her mother and people die. She’ll take it all back by whatever means necessary.
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow discovers that she isn’t just a red in the slums when she reveals, to herself and everyone else, her powerful abilities. Abilities that only the silver possess. Now, living a lie in royalty she must fight harder than ever to survive because everyone is planning her downfall.
Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Every generation a set of triplets are born and all are equal heirs to the throne of the island, Fennbirn. Each contains a deadly, yet breathtaking ability. Becoming queen isn’t just handed to them though. They have to fight for it and they don’t just lose the throne is they lose. They lose their life. The last one standing gets the crown.
You Should See Me in a Crown
Author: Leah Johnson
Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. That okay though because she’s got a plan to get out and that’s to attend the elite college, Pennington. But, when her financial aid falls through unexpectedly, she goes a different route she never expected. She goes out for a scholarship that will help tremendously. To get it she’ll have to win prom queen.
The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude just wants to belong, but many of the fey despise humans, especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest of the High King. She’s determined to win her place in the High Court though. To do that she must defy him and face the consequences. Yet, civil war looms on the Courts of Faerie and she’ll need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sister and Faerie itself.
The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
In a kingdom on the verge of civil war, Connor, a nobleman, searches for an impersonator of the King’s long lost son in hopes of unifying the people. The lives of four orphans are put at risk as they compete for the role. Deceit can only get so far though…
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Daisy lives life off the beaten path with her part-time job and vibrant red hair. But, when her older sister gets engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland she is forced to join her across the pond to get out of the spotlight of the tabloids. Miles, the prince’s younger brother, known for getting into trouble tries to take her along for the ride while showing her the ropes of being regal, but she may just take him for a ride instead.
Author: A. G. Howard
“Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins…”
Crown of Bones
Author: A. K. Wilder
In a world on the brink of the next Great Dying, no amount of training can prepare us for what is to come…
More to come soon…
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