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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 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
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
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
Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N| Kobo | TBD | iBo... ...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 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
***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
Disclaimer: Earc provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a little slow to start out with, I couldn't get over how self-pitying Andy was and found myself rolling my eyes at her. It was when Lennox was introduced that I found myself going, “Oh no, not ANOTHER book wher... ...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
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
I received an advance reader copy (from Netgalley) in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing and the author for a chance to review this.
I needed an escape from real life and I wanted to read something cute and light and that's exactly what I got in this book. The LARPing bits... ...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
DISCLAIMER: I was sent a e-galley of this book for my participation in a blog tour.
I had a blast reading this book. Andy is a very believable character. From the start, I could totally relate to the sudden change in her lifestyle and her mental comments on her father's business had me cracking up... ...more
I received a copy of this book from netgalley for review.
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 jus... ...more
'Secrets of a Reluctant Princess' will make you laugh and swoon but most importantly it will endorse you in the larping action. Andy Bottom and her family enjoy sudden upgrade in their lives and Andy sees it as a chance to forget about her geek self and become her new self - a popular, reality sh... ...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
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
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! ...more
I received this ARC from netgalley.
To be very honest I did not read the blurb for this book so I was kinda confused why are they on a reality show.
Anyway, this book contains cheesy and cringe worthy writings, from the start I was like cringing the whole time hahahha but as I read through it, I g... ...more
This had some really fun adventures, mishaps and action. I could picture every scene so clearly, it was like I was watching a fun teen rom com movie. It was indulgent in that same way, asking you to suspend your disbelief over several things, yet it was charming and such an incredible... ...more