Top 5 Books about Royalty I Want to Read

Top 5 Books about Royalty I want to Read

Top 5 Book Recommendation Series

This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.

The schedule for July is:

7/6/19 — Books set at Boarding Schools

7/13/19 — Books about Royalty

7/20/19 — Sequels

7/27/19 — Psychological Thrillers


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people

Books about Royalty

I think growing up most girls fantasize about being a princess. I live in the U.S. where monarchy hasn’t ruled our country since we were the colonies, but it has always fascinated me. While I do enjoy some historical fiction and used to be obsessed with Henry the VIIIth, I tend to read a lot of fantasy novels and love when they include royalty. I find that books about royalty or set at court tend to have tons of political espionage and amazing plots with lots of twists. There are a ton of fantasy novels with royalty at the center of them that I’ve been dying to read. This list was INCREDIBLY hard to narrow down to only 5 titles, but I managed to get it down to the titles that I am most excited about.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I am SO behind on this series. I actually picked this up from the library when it first came out, but I never got to it and ever since then it has been on my TBR. This series has gotten a lot of recognition and I feel left out since I haven’t read it. I got a copy of this for Christmas and would like to read it. Hopefully I can read this sometime over the summer.

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve read the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology a long time ago and really loved them, but since joining the book blogging community I haven’t read any books in this world. I was kind of shocked at how hyped Six of Crows was when I first joined the community because when I had first read it no one I knew had heard of it. I didn’t want to go into reading King of Scars with unrealistic expectations because of the Six of Crows hype, so I’ve avoided reviews, but I am excited for another spin off series in the Grishaverse because it’s one of my favorite worlds.

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The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz

Publication Date: 1/14/20

This book comes out in January of 2020 and I am pretty excited for it. The main character is a “mental picklock” and can access a person’s memories by touch so he works as the king’s questioner. The idea behind this book just sounds like it has to be amazing. Court secrets, magical abilities and prisoners sounds like a recipe for political espionage and plot twists. I desperately want to read this.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

This book has been on my TBR for years and I STILL haven’t read it. I feel like this is one of those super underrated fantasy novels. It sounds like it is filled with dark magic, has a theme of good versus evil and has some amazing character development. I really want to get to more back list titles in the second half of the year and this is one of the ones that I really want to finally read.

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Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Publication Date: 11/12/19

This book doesn’t come out until November, and I have a review copy, but I wasn’t super excited until I just re-read the blurb. In order to get her family out of a lower class life, where she has to bear the physical punishment for the princess, Astrid enters the deadly Race of Oblivion. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the cover, the blurb makes me really excited to read this one.


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Let’s Chat!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are your favorite thing about royalty? What are your favorite books about royalty? What books about royals do you recommend? Don’t forget to comment below so we can chat about books about royalty!

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    1. I’m a little anxious that it might disappoint. It will be the first Leigh Bardugo book I will read after joining the book blogging community and I don’t want the hype to change my opinion so I’m avoiding reviews.


    1. Thank you! The King’s Questioner is one of the books at the top of my wish list for sure! I am so excited that you’re going to join! It’s been so much fun so far. I have a pretty long list of topics so far that I think might be fun, but am totally open to recommendations if there is a topic you would like to do one week!


      1. I make them up! I have them listed a month out at the top of the post. This one is Books about Royalty (I obviously chose fantasy royalty bc I am a fantasy buff). I am totally open to recommendations for topics for future weeks!!


      2. So you choose your top 5 books that you have read or want to read that fit the topic. So for example I want to read Red Queen and it’s about Royalty, so that was one of my 5. For boarding school settings I want to read The Furies, which is set at a boarding school.


      3. Haha no so I choose the topic each week. I can totally add classics for a future topic though! Then you choose 5 books that fit the topic of the week. So since I tagged you for royalty week, then see if you can find 5 books you want to read and/or have read about royalty. So then everyone you tag winds up giving recommendations on the same topic.


      4. 🙈 oh bless you xx
        I’ve been so frazzled at work leading to summer break, daughter had a big dance show and my kids are page boy and bridesmaid at my sister in law’s wedding tomorrow so I’ve pretty much lost the plot 🤣

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      1. I read The Other Boleyn Girl a while back and I really liked it. I don’t read a ton of historical fiction, but love reading fantasies with royalty. Sometimes historical fiction will hit the spot just right though, so I did add Captive Queen to my TBR

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