Riot Recommendation: What Are the Best YA Books About Teen Royals?

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2 years ago
Flatiron Books, publisher of Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

An irresistible story about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan! Which means outspoken, irreverent Izumi Tanaka is literally a princess! In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan and finds herself caught between worlds—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will she crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

Do you remember that moment in The Princess Diaries where Mia becomes almost magically transformed into a princess? Long after the Disney princess days, there’s something so enthralling about the idea of suddenly finding yourself a teen royal. Maybe it’s because being a teenager is a time where you want to acquire more power over your own life — and what could be more powerful than being in line to command a whole country?

So we want to know: what do you think are the best YA books about teen royals? Whether they find themselves suddenly on a throne or have been preparing for the moment their whole lives, tell us which books you love that star teenage royalty! Come recommend them to us on Facebook and Twitter, then we’ll round up your answers and be back next week to share a roundup with your fellow Riot readers. Until then, I’ll be polishing my tiara.