American Royals IV: Reign by Katharine McGee is the latest installment in the romance series that imagines a world in which the United States is ruled by a monarchy. The series has captivated millions of readers and earned a well-deserved place among the best-selling books. And the ending didn’t disappoint. Time for a book review! Ready?
Here we go!
In American Royals IV: Reign the queen’s life hangs in the balance, and her siblings’ decisions—about what to do, and most of all, who to love—could change the course of history. Romance. Duty. Power…only one can triumph in this dazzling final installment of the beloved series that has captivated readers all around the world.
Finishing a series is never easy. There is always a bittersweet feeling in the reader, that void that only good books leave you once you read the last word written in them. But, in addition, an ending always handles a lot of expectations among fans.
We all want to know how our favorite characters end, if they get that long-awaited happy ending, or if that couple can finally be together. In the case of American Royals IV: Reign we were eager to know if Beatrice would become the queen we glimpsed throughout the entire series. And if the book would do justice to the evolution of each character.
And American Royals IV: Reign doesn’t disappoint.
It wasn’t easy to weave a background web that would connect all the plots and give them an ending. But Katharine McGee pulls it off brilliantly. At the beginning of the book, no relationship connecting the characters was at its best.
Little by little, brick by brick, the plot brought them back together, to rebuild, and that allowed the characters to evolve into the people they wanted to be. That meant different things to each of the characters, and part of the magic of American Royals IV: Reign is finding out because sometimes choosing yourself is the answer, even if it hurts.
Drama and intrigue are the order of the day in American Royals IV: Reign and they catch you, they envelop you, while you turn one page and another, and another, without realizing it.
The characters move in a morally gray place, showing human complexity with its lights and shadows, both in their choices and in their actions. That makes you feel that they are imperfect, that they are real, and helps create an atmosphere that catches you. So much so, that a character that we initially despised, we felt deserved a happier ending than we had ever thought.
Furthermore, American Royals IV: Reign takes the risk of introducing new characters and, far from feeling like an unnecessary addition, you feel that the way they are presented is organic and that they appear at the right time in the story.
Of course, there are some negative points in the fact that we’re not really in favor of an amnesia gimmick and, perhaps, the whole book feels too much like a conclusion to the series, addressing all the loose threads.
However, that doesn’t at all tarnish the quality of Reign and the good work of Katharine McGee. The book is everything we could hope for a satisfying conclusion to an epic series.
American Royals IV: Reign is available to buy now here.