About the book
Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce is the wild child of a super-glam reality TV dynasty. She has it all - designer clothes, a fancy school and an actual Bentley to drive around in. Her ambitious mum Mercedes has dragged the family from trailer park to Hollywood stardom. But Bentley wants out - she wants to go to college, escape her own storyline, be NORMAL - but Royces don't do normal (or college).Rolling with the Royces is running out of ways to keep viewers hooked and suddenly the show is threatened with cancellation. Bentley faces an impossible choice. Without the show, she could live the college dream - but her family would crumble (they are already twenty million dollars in debt). Bentley Royce has a mission. She must use her brains to save the show; if she saves the show, she can save her family - and she'll do whatever it takes .Royce Rolls is a laugh-out-loud funny romp with a twist of mystery - a behind-the-scenes comedy with a brilliant voice, a hilarious and subversive antidote to the Kardashians and TOWIE (which will still work for fans of both!).
About the author
Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series. Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, Margaret spent her adolescence crank-calling Harrison Ford, living across the hall from a John Waters starlet, and waving to Starline Tours buses as they stopped to take pictures of her P.E. class at Mulholland Hall, where she first met Bentley Royce. These are and are not her stories.
|Title:||Royce Rolls||Publisher:||bloomsbury publishing|
Actual Rating 3.5 Stars THOUGHTS: 1. When I say the word Royce’s, think Kardashians. Royce Rolls opens with their reality show on Hiatus, and the renewal of their sixth season seriously in doubt. The family is in a state of panic, except for the middle child, Bentley Royce who just wants a normal life and to go to college. 2. The book started off well enough, giving you a standard shocking ending in the first chapter and then going back in time and showing you how the characters reached there but getting used to the characters was a bit of a task for me. Honestly, these aren’t my type of people – I’m definitely more grounded but that doesn’t mean I don’t like reading about the rich and the famous (Case in Point: Gossip Girl) 3. I liked Bentley. I sympathised with Bentley. She was probably my favourite character with her ultra-scheming mind and her dreams to just be normal. I LIKED THIS GIRL WITH THE RAINBOW HAIR (Because HOW COOL IS RAINBOW HAIR?) but *SPOILER* How could she not recognize that the TWO BOYS SHE WAS PINING OVER WERE THE SAME? (I’m sort of shocked, honestly, and highlights that on some level, she was a very superficial character) 4. Porshe (Bentley’s older Sister), Mercedes (Bentley’s mother) and Bach (Bentley’s Brother) were pretty much who I expected them to be and hence I actually enjoyed reading their hysterics and manipulations. Their dramatic lives were so Reality TV worthy! 5. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED THE ENDING. I didn’t expect to end on such a high note, to be honest but it was cute and more importantly, IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE. I love Diego Sanchez and Asa and Venice and Bentley. It was this amazing ending which I didn’t expect from a book I wasn’t LOVING left me smiling as I closed the book. If you’re into hysterical manipulations, famous families and boatloads of drama Royce Rolls is probably the book for you. Definitely worth at least one read to experience the madness that is “Reality TV”