This week’s Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski.
A royal wedding is every girl’s dream. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement—that she agreed to marry the crown prince just to guarantee Arin’s freedom—if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She’s working as a spy in the court. Kestrel’s running a high risk, but she has always been tempted by a gamble. If caught, she’ll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet even as the danger grows, she can’t help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret . . .
Real royal weddings can range from the ecstatically happy to tools of political business to being hate-filled murder vehicles, and fictional royal weddings are no different. We asked you to tell us your favorite books that feature royal weddings, from the good to the bad to the downright ugly, and you answered. Here are more than 19 of your favorite books featuring those tales of wedded….well, wedded something.
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Crown Me by Geneva Lee
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
How to Break a Dragon’s Heart (How to Train Your Dragon series) by Cressida Cowell
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Kate’s Wedding by Chrissie Manby
To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page
Once Upon A Prince (Royal Wedding Series) by Rachel Hauck
The Prisoner Of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
A Royal Match by Tyne O’Connell
The Royal We by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks
Royal Wedding Threat by Rachelle McCalla
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
….and for your June radar, there is Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot, the book we’ve been waiting for to round out the Princess Diaries series.