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At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive…
Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping secrets. So far, it’s working.
Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Be seen with the right people.
Kevin, the adorable sketch artist who shares her love of all things nerd, isn’t exactly the right people. But that doesn’t stop Adrianna from crushing on him. The only way she can spend time with him is in disguise, as Princess Andy, the masked girl he’s been LARPing with. If he found out who she really was, though, he’d hate her.
The rules have been set. The teams have their players. Game on.
"This is a great story of friendship and self discovery. It includes the typical HS life, as well as LARPing! Fantastic fun to read and left me hoping that the reality show doesn't ruin Andy's life and relationships! I know my students will love this!" -Sarah Bittel, Educator at Canisteo-Greenwood CSD
"Casey Griffin delivered a teen fairytale with Secrets of A Reluctant Princess. It has all the great feels for a teen read and I found myself enjoying the humor and little love story that it gave us." -Natalie Miller, Books and Boys Books Blog
"As an educator, I will definitely recommend this book because of its 'believe in your true self' message. I also enjoyed reading bathroom-bottom and all things toilet sense of humour. Well done, Casey Griffin!" -Sabina Falacinska, I Speak Bookish
"I could really relate to the nerdy side of Andy and found her easily likeable. I especially loved the larping scenes, which were really fun. Her nerd crush on Kevin was cute, too, which lead to PUNS(!) and some really steamy scenes." -Inge, Of Wonderland
"This book was amazing. [...O]nce you got into it. You were hooked. The characters, the storyline all felt real." -Brit Lane, Reviews by Bee
"If you're looking for a cute, fun, read that contains some fun and a good ending I'd recommend this." -Samantha Myers, Pink Earmuffs Tumblr
"I love the geeky things in Secrets of a Reluctant Princess because I'm a geek myself. I love reading contemporary/young adult books like this one, so I highly recommend Secrets of a Reluctant Princess to everyone who loves contemporary/young adult books!" -Shirley, Shirley Cuypers
"I adored this book. I couldn't put it down till I finished it; absolutely terrific!" -Lu Dex
"If you enjoyed The Replacement Crush or The Summer I Became a Nerd , then this should be added to your collection. LARPing and bathroom accessories abound in Casey Griffin's YA debut. Not only do you have a world (Asdor) within our own, but a fresh (ha, see what I did there?) voice on the scene. Plus, there's nerd love!" -Moriah, A Leisure Moment
"I had a blast reading this book. ... this is the book for you to get your hands on." -Hadassah Harper, Haddie's Haven
"Secrets of a Reluctant Princess is a cute read. I have no idea why, but I love a nerdy love story. I felt for Andy who was torn between being popular and being herself and getting bullied like she was in her old school. I can understand just wanting to have a happy day. Being a teen is hard enough, but adding in a reality show must be hell. I ended up loving Harper and Kevin, too." -Kristi Housman, Goodreads Reviewer
"I really enjoyed this book! It was such a fun read, super adorable but very realistic at the same time! I definitely needed a pick me up that would warm my heart in this freezing winter, and this was just the perfect book at the perfect time!" -Sophie, Where Are The Books?
I have to admit, I wasn’t really into Secrets of a Reluctant Princess in the beginning, and I quickly had an opinion ready. I’m happy to say though, that eventually the story grew on me, and I ended up really enjoying it.
For starters, the toilet business was weird, but I really liked the addition... ...more
Be still, my heart! Friends, I'm about to shamelessly gush about this book. Consider yourself warned. I mean, I admit that it did take me a few chapters to warm up to Andy but once I did? Well, you couldn't have pried me away from this book if you tried. It has everything I love. Great characters... ...more
5 Words: Family, fame, friendship, fun, frolics.
Oh look. Alliteration. This book deserved it, it was fab.
I knew as soon as I started this book that I was going to like it. I was looking for something fun, something to lift my spirits and make me laugh... And that's exactly what I got!
I loved And... ...more
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Secrets of a Reluctant Princess tells the story of Adrianna (Andy) Bottom. She moved to Beverly Hills because her dad's toilet products have been a hit in the market and now they're rich. And because of that, there'll be a TV show about them, called Bathroom Barons. Adrianna doesn't... ...more
Received in exchange for a honest review.
Casey Griffin has knocked it out of the park with this book. I was so entertained and laughed so much. the book had a light hearted tone but dealt with some very real issues that teens go through. For Adrianna we get so much more.
She is a good honest chara... ...more
This book was a cute YA romp through today's high school world: where "reality TV" and social media rule and being perfect is the only way to stay away from humiliation. I would liken this book to a younger Sophia Kinsella novel - full of slapstick situations which can make you laugh out loud at... ...more
**This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment**
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Hear ye, hear ye! I introduce to you a book of royal nerdiness!
Adrianna Bottom left Seattle behind, along with the relentless teasing and bullying—but her fath... ...more
This review appeared on We Live and Breathe Books
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Adrianna thought she was getting a fresh start. A new city. A new school. A new look. She thought that if she shed the "Andy" parts of herself and played a better social game, that things could be different. As she worked harder to... ...more
4 1/2 stars;
The first couple of chapters of Secrets of a Reluctant Princess are pure farce, in the literary meaning and not the current derogatory meaning. Adrianna (Andy), of the unfortunate last name of “Bottom” (unfortunate because of her father’s business in plumbing supplies and his tendenc... ...more
Adrianna Bottom's father is famous for his Bottom's Bathrooms and Accessories. It's why they've moved to Los Angeles where they're getting their own reality show. Adrianna isn't happy with her parents' decisions and doesn't want to be on television. Especially not because the director seems to wa... ...more
This book had it's moments. Both really cute and funny, and a few that went on a bit too long. I loved Adrianna "Andy" Bottom, heir to the Bottoms Bathroom dynasty. She's funny, quirky, and a little unsure of herself, but she's also got a solid backbone that I loved. When her family moves from th... ...more
***ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Casey Griffin delivered a teen fairytale with 'Secrets of A Reluctant Princess'. It has all the great feels for a teen read and I found myself enjoying the humor and little love story that it gave us.
Adrianna Bottom is a geeky teena... ...more
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS BY CASEY GRIGGIN
BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS
Tour Date: March 6-March 17, 2017
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Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N| Kobo | TBD | iBo... ...more
This book was short and fun. Although Andy the main character annoyed me at times. Because she believed being popular was worth more then being herself and being friends with Kevin.
But I understand why she went along with it and being on a reality tv show cause of her dad's invention.
I believe th... ...more
Adrianna Bottom is comfortable being a geek, not as someone who her parents and their new reality show are trying to make her. Heir to the "Bottom" fortune, Andy is being reinvented by the network at her new school and in her new world. She meets Kevin and realizes that he could be a great friend... ...more
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin is a YA contemporary novel that, for me, was reminiscent of stories like that of Disney's Princess Diaries, the movie Mean Girls, or even the 80's movie Teen Witch.
Adriana "Andy" Bottom is having her world turned completely upside down. Her family... ...more
This is the perfect read for teens and all YA readers alike, who love books like Geek Girl, where the main character is a great blend between nerdy and cool. A story where the typical stereotypes don't completely work and things are a little mad at times.
The author gave us a main character who l... ...more
If you love a good teen rom-com and need a feel-good read, look no further!
It's that time of the year when I just can't seem to read anything too dark or moody. Gimme some fun, romantic YA so I can soak up the extra sunlight with a read that makes me smile. SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS totally... ...more
The first thing I just have to get off of my chest if the extremely unfortunate name of the main protagonist in this story. Adrianna (Andy) Bottom, is not the best of names but when her father is the King of bathroom appliances it opens the door for a lot of cruel jokes. Through half the dramas A... ...more
Note: I received a copy of this via Negalley in exchange for an honest review.
Porcelain Princess is a funny, cute take on the otherwise typical “bait and switch” romance trope. Anyone can identify with Andy – the new girl that is trying to find her place in life. It was a pleasure to watch Andy g... ...more
A cute story, though it does stretch the boundaries of credibility a few times:)
Andy, Kevin, Keelie, and Harper are all fun characters, and easy to root for even when you're questioning the choices they (okay, mostly Andy) are making. The live action role playing aspects were fun, and almost mad... ...more
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin. This silly, charming and sometimes cheesy clean read tells the story of Adrianna Bottom, Andy for sho... ...more
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess is a cute teen romantic comedy written by author Casey Griffin. It's just a little too long. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled:Teen Publishing for the advance copy. ...more
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin......This book was really enjoyable and geeks always makes it a great read. It had all the feels and keeps you turning pages. It was fun watching Andy and Kevin's story be told. If you are looking for a sweet fun book this one is for you. I volunta... ...more
I must admit- although I love NA and contemporary romance, I have such a soft spot for YA romance! Maybe it's because I was a late bloomer was my high school love life was pretty much non-existent? At any rate, I adored Secrets of a Reluctant Princess! My only knowledge of LARP (live action role... ...more