Random. (American Royals: Bk. 3). May 2022. 400p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780593429709.
Gr 9 Up–Beatrice has been crowned queen and the League of Kings hands Beatrice the first challenge of her rule and sets the American royals on a global stage. This book retreads familiar romances as Samantha tries not to repeat mistakes of the past and Jefferson’s love triangle strives to bring down a new rival for his attention. This book does a better job of tackling gender roles, racism, and privilege than its predecessors, but ultimately, it’s about royalty and McGee indulges readers with the glamor they’re looking for. The royals are white, with diversity relegated to the secondary cast.
VERDICT Readers will need a fourth installment if they were hoping for resolution, but this latest title is worth having.

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