Royally Lost

Royally Lost

by Angie Stanton


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Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Susane Colasanti, and Jenny Han, Angie Stanton's brand-new romance asks the question, What would it be like to fall in love with a prince?

Dragged on a family trip to Europe, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, overeager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. Until she meets Nikolai.

Nikolai has everything—he's a crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have is freedom . . . so he flees his kingdom and goes on his own European trip.

And when Nikolai and Becca meet, sparks fly. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say good-bye, or will they change history forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062272584
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 544,120
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Angie Stanton never planned on writing books—she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural America with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, she found that dance didn't quite work out. Instead, she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history. When not writing, she loves watching natural disaster movies, going to Broadway musicals, and dipping French fries in chocolate shakes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Royally Lost 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
Ever find yourself somewhere you don't want to be, doing things you don't want to do with people you don't want to be around? That's the condition of both Prince Nikolai and Becca. Both are eighteen and both have their parents running their lives. So what are they to do? Abandon ship and play tourist together hiding from security and parents alike. Both of these characters are sweet. They have that strip of free spirit running through them just trying to escape. They need some time to figure out who they are and how they want to live their lives. Unfortunately, no one wants to let them figure that out. I think that's why they are so drawn to each other and they definitely are drawn to each other. A couple chance meetings and a few kisses and they are both hooked. The writing is third person and I sometimes struggle with that but in this case I still felt very attached to the characters and I was definitely pulling for them. I loved the ending. Happy with a touch of who knows - it fit the story well. If you enjoy the YA genre and especially a sweet story where two people help each other figure out who they are, then this story is a great of one read.
book4children More than 1 year ago
I wavered between 2 and 3 stars on this book. I didn't like it nearly as much as I hoped to. The cover and synopsis promised light, romantic fun while getting lost in the streets of Europe. While that much held somewhat true, it wasn't nearly as cute and fun as I had anticipated. For starters, I didn't like the characters. Becca, Nikolai, and Dylan all came off as immature, spoiled children that constantly lied to and manipulated their parents. They had complete disregard for anyone or anything other than their own interests. Also, much of the writing felt too obvious. I was told, rather than shown, what was going on and what the characters experienced. The last big downer *SPOILER ALERT* for me was that no one actually got lost. The book is called Royally Lost, so I expected Becca and Nikolai to get lost together in Europe. They didn't. *END SPOILER ALERT* On the plus side, this is one of the cleaner young adult books I've seen in a while. There is some innuendo, but no sex. Some language, but no f-words, and no violence. I can't begin to say how much I appreciate a clean(er) YA book. They are far too rare. The book had good parts, happy parts, and parts where I got lost in the story. It's a quick read, too. Ultimately, I would say that if you are looking for something mostly clean, a little cheesy, and don't mind large doses of teenage angst, give this book a shot. Content: Innuendo and language, but mostly clean.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Take one part Chasing Liberty and one part The Prince and Me and you have Royally Lost, which is perfect because both of those movies are high on my "guilty pleasure" favorites list. I thought Royally Lost was a blast! It was fun and uncomplicated, which was exactly what I expected when I picked it up.  Becca is forced on a European vacation with her brother, father and step-mother. Personally, I would *kill* to go on a European vacation... but I get where Becca was coming from. Her dad is distant, her step-mom tries WAY too hard and her brother is more interested in girls than anything else. Though, I will say, I kinda loved her brother. He didn't pull any punches and he helped cover for Becca when she needed him. When Becca meets Nikolai, she thinks he's just a regular guy on vacation, too. Little does she know he's a prince on the run.  Together, Becca and Nikolai explore Europe on a day-to-day basis and really get to know each other. They have some great days in some of the best spots in Europe. Since they weren't traveling together, there was always that small bit of apprehension of how Nikolai would find her the next day – IF Nikolai would find her the next day. Then of course, she finds out his true identity and that he's on the run... paparazzi gets involved and his father's men start showing up and things begin to get more complicated. I loved the part that fate played in the book. Becca and Nikolai had seen each other a couple times before being placed in each other's way and meeting officially. I thought they had great chemistry from the start. Ok, so there was a smidgen of what might be considered instalove in this book, but I was more than ok with it. They were on vacation. Everything happens at warp speed on vacation. You're not living real person time.  I really liked the characters and the story. Becca was a sweet, regular girl. Nikolai was everything I would imagine a runaway prince would be, without ever being a conceited jerk. They had great banter and I found them charming together. I think there's a good focus on family from both Becca and Nikolai's perspectives by the end of the book. They have similar struggles with their respective families and I thought everything was nicely resolved. Both of these characters were trying to find themselves and along the way they did that... and found each other in the process.  I found Royally Lost to be a great, fun and flirty young adult romance set against a fantastic European background. Angie took the time to add in quite a bit of history and facts, which I appreciated. It's obvious she did her research and that showed in the world she built for Becca, Nikolai and the rest of the characters. This is a great summer read for anyone who enjoys road trip reads.  I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. 
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
Royally Lost is a charming, uplifting read that I enjoyed immensely. Though a few aspects seemed a tad far-fetched, overall the novel is very well written, and I found it impossible not to root for Nick and Becca. Having traveled across Europe during my teenage years, much of Nick and Becca’s experiences resonated with me and helped me connect with them from the get go, which made this novel all the more enjoyable. I am always looking to connect with the characters in novels that I read, and Stanton does a great job making both Nickolai and Becca’s actions, thoughts, and responses extremely believable. Nickolai is also quite swoonworthy, down-to-earth, and perfect in every way—of course, being a prince doesn’t hurt, either. I just loved him, and how Stanton portrayed him as an entity set on changing tradition and helping his people of his fictional country. His ideas for his country are modern and reflect the needs of the people, which was great to see, even though he bumped heads with the traditional entourage of the kingdom. He is a well-rounded individual, and I loved reading his story. Though generally against tales of instant love, having my own hidden, whirlwind romance as I traveled Europe makes me love this story all the more. While my romance wasn’t of monarch proportions, it was still very similar to Nick and Becca’s, and this not only allowed me to connect with the characters on a level others might not be able to, but also allowed me to put aside my aversion to instant love having experienced something similar in my teenage days—something I had forgotten about until Stanton brought it back to my foremost thoughts. This is a great story, and as I said previously, while some events may seem a bit far-fetched in some aspects, I really loved it all the same.
AliceGrace More than 1 year ago
Royally Lost a cute, simple contemporary, perfect for the hot and fun atmosphere summer brings each year, or even a great end-of-summer novel. This isn't anything earth shattering, but I really enjoyed this one. Nikolai was charming and sweet and Becca was logical but willing to be swept off her feet. The setting and writing were perfect for the story. Royally Lost doesn't have a lot of depth to it, but the ending is cute and we do see the characters realistically work through their own personal issues. If you're looking for something light and charming, then this is the novel for you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun! This was one of those stories that sweeps you off your feet. A girl from America is on vacation with her family and meets a guy who turns out to be a prince on the run. There are twists and turns as she finds out who he is, and I won't spoil anything else. It's filled with adventure and surprises. Definitely recommend!
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Valeria Navarro More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book XD TOwards the end though, it started getting really intense. I wish that there was another book though, to know what happened afterwards or something
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book but it as good as i expected it to be. Its an ok book but i dont like it very much
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages is it? I'm not going to waste $4.00 on a book with 100 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing
carmen_71 More than 1 year ago
While the premises of Royally Lost was good, Becca is shallow at best. It was cheesy, which is fine and even encouraged in beach tote books, but at points, it was just too much. A good read for someone in middle school, if that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had yet to read a book where the main chsracter is so incredibly obnoxious that i physically could not make myself finish the book, but this book has changed that. Any other time i would have enjoyed this easy summer beach read but the character of Becca is the most nauseatingly juvenile character i have ever had the misfortune of reading about. WOULD NOT RECCOMMEND.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cute but to many ''moments of fate '' and the book needed a epiloge what happens when he becomes king dose she become queen or is he forsed into marege you cant end with them meeting up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meh...kind of boring and tooooooo far fetched.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
This book gave me a serious case of wanderlust. Seriously. I think I mainly wanted to read this one for the setting--although a hot prince sure didn't hurt matters ;)  This book was super cute. It was a light, fluffy read, perfect for a summer day (especially when you're stuck taking summer classes, instead of traveling through Europe yourself). Although I didn't feel that there was much substance to the story, it was okay because I wasn't expecting that anyway. I was looking for a cute and fun read, and that's exactly what I got.  Nikolai is crown prince to a country that, well, most people outside Europe haven't really heard of. His country is set in their old-fashioned ways, and Nikolai doesn't agree with that. He is expected to play his part, but his parents don't realize that he is an adult now, with his own opinions and ideas. So, he gets their attention in the only way he can: by running away.  Becca has been dragged on a European vacation the summer before she starts college. Her dad is out of it, and her stepmother is trying way too hard to make them into a family. Becca is tired of being dragged from city to city, forced to take tours of boring castles and other places that no one cares about. Until she meets Nikolai.  Here's the thing: while I loved Nikolai, I couldn't really stand Becca. Becca's complaining was, frankly, getting on my nerves. I mean, your parents are taking you on a tour of EUROPE, for crying out loud. I realize that it wasn't ideal, and that she had issues with accepting her stepmother, but really, it wasn't that bad. And her talk about "history being boring and no one even cares about any of this" was nearly blasphemous.  Nikolai, on the other hand, was more mature and responsible. I realize you're thinking "how?? He ran away from his kingdom and his responsibilities." Well…yes. But even while doing so, he knew that he would have to go back and accept his responsibilities. He had ideas and opinions concerning his country and how things should change. He knew that the way his country was wrong was not working, and some of this thoughts about how things could change were very grown-up and intelligent. He also could appreciate European history and accept it for what it was--history. He just thought the way they actually lived should be more modern.  Although this was a bit insta-lovey (okay...way more than a bit), I did love following the two on their journey and getting to read about the different Europe cities and the sights they saw (when Becca wasn't complaining about them, that is). Like I said, I did think it wasn't very substantial, but it was fun and entertaining and I enjoyed reading it. 
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CNUcrazy09 More than 1 year ago
Royally Lost was a quick light contemporary ya romance read. It is a perfect beach or poolside read. Throughout the book, I felt that the storyline was familiar in some way but I just could not put my finger on it until I was reading through reviews. Someone had mentioned that Royally Lost was a combination of the movies Chasing Liberty and The Prince and Me. I found this to spot on! I love both of these movies and Royally Lost has the spirit of both of these. The story centers around Becca, a teenage girl who is touring through Europe with her dad, brother, and stepmother. We learn that her relationship with her dad has become rough since her mother died and she doesn't really get along with her step-mother or take an interest in her. We also meet Nikolai who is the Prince of Mondovia. He is facing the fact of following in his family's steps of joining the military and then taking over the rule of Mondovia after his father. We find that Nikolai does not wish to take over the throne and the entire premise of Royally Lost is the story of Becca and Nikolai and their adventures as they meet throughout Europe.  I liked the light-hearted spirit of this novel and the interactions between Becca and Nikolai. It was insta-lovey for sure considering that Becca's vacation was only a week or two if I am remembering correctly. If you can look past that though the story is really sweet and keeps you reading. Not a lot of suspense but you are drawn into the relationships of all the characters including Becca's relationships with her family members. Towards the end though Stanton makes things a little exciting and overall I feel that the novel wrapped up well. 3/5 stars. If you need a good beach read check this one out. 
skizzles22 More than 1 year ago
This novel was just too much CHEESINESS. It was boring, and blah, and didn't have the feel of a passionate summer romance. No whirlwind of adventures in different cities, no sense of desperation in knowing that they have very little time together (although, quite a few tears. Which would have made me sympathize had I actually felt real love between them). No exhilaration in the newness of these places or sense of danger in the unknown with a complete stranger. Instead, I was overloaded with two people who had zero direction but ended up finding each other time and time again. Fate just kept throwing them together like they were destined to be. And I was suffocating on the complete insta-love happening. At the end of this, I didn't believe them to be soulmates. Their relationship didn't have any authenticity to it. They didn't make me believe that their love was forever. I couldn't really connect with either of the two characters. They were sort of bland for me. Nikolai is a prince who just wants to be in charge of his own life. His reason for being on the trip is freedom. And maybe even a little teenage rebellion. He was a bit more interesting to me as a character because he spent a lot of his time trying to find ways to make his country better and stronger. But not only that, he also spent a bit of time trying to decide what he wanted out of life. And he also knew that he had duties and a life bigger than himself. It was more genuine to me that he was trying to balance family and duty with freedom and choice. Becca, on the other hand, was just bland. This girl is traveling in some of the most beautiful places in the world, and all she can do is complain. All she did was complain about her stepmother and all of her bad qualities, her father and how he never paid attention to her. She complained about the history being shoved in her face. She even complained that her brother, Dylan, could do whatever he wanted without getting into trouble. Becca has a problem: she's such a pushover. Even the plot was boring! I wanted more out of the places they visited. The author barely scratched the surface on detailing her setting. We're thrown so much history because Becca's stepmother and father really loved doing tours of churches and castles. But other than that, there wasn't enough richly detailed characteristics about the places they're in. I had no vivid pictures painted in my head. Not to mention, Becca and Nikolai didn't really do anything except hang out in the boat, go swimming, and walk around. It was so boring, so mundane that I was waiting for anything exciting to happen.  This premise has been done so many times, but I expected so much more out of Royally Lost. I expected adventures and danger, and a passionate summer romance. Instead, I got two characters who didn't have much personality and who fell for each other so fast that I don't find it at all believable.
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
Royally Lost is a delightfully fun, lighthearted, and quick contemporary romance read that will keep you entertained the whole way through. Following both Becca who is vacationing in Europe with her family and Prince Nikolai of Mondovia (a fictional European country) who both want to escape their families and their parents expectations, fate seems to keep bringing these two together, and so they take the hint and start to meet up everyday and they soon start falling for each other. Nikolai is not happy with where his life is going, with numerous dinners and events to attend he just wants to do his own thing, to not have his every decision made for him, the last straw comes when his parents inform him that he will be attending military school against his wishes,so he does what any other teenager does when their parents won't listen, he runs away, and it's while on his adventure that he meets Becca. Becca has a similar problem, after her Mothers death her Dad seems to stop paying attention to her and her brother Dylan, so when he remarries she and Dylan don't take to kindly to their new Stepmother Vicky, so when Vicky arranges this trip for some family time, they're not entirely on board with the idea, adding to Becca's unhappiness is the fact that her Dad won't let her go to the college that she wants, the one her Mom went to, instead ends up being enrolled in a college of her Dad's choosing. So when these two meet the sparks fly, and they are able to be each other's distraction for a while although Nikolai has not told Becca who he is, and so they act like any other normal couple, taking in the sites and making the most of their short time together with the help of Dylan, but when Becca does find out that he's a Prince she realises that their time will soon be over, he has duties befitting a Prince which doesn't include a relationship with some American girl especially when he has girls all over him and can be with whomever he wants, all the while evading the ever annoying paparazzi and his Fathers security who are out looking for him. What are they to do when they realise they mean more to each other than a holiday romance, when they have to part ways and say goodbye for good, knowing that they being on account of who Nikolai is, by all rights should never see each other again, especially living on opposite sides of the world. This was such a fantastic contemporary, I've never read anything else by Angie before, but I hope to remedy that sooner rather than later, her characters are extremely likeable and her world building and storytelling top notch. Highly recommended for all contemporary romance fans out there.
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