Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess
An accidental fairytale
by Emma Grey
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 17 Dec 2018 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2019
HarperCollins Publishers Australia, HarperCollins AU
Aspiring writer, 18-year-old Tilly Maguire, is a totally reformed ex-superfan of British boyband singer, Reuben Vaughan. Yeah, she was going to marry him when she was thirteen, but that fangirl phase is way in her past now, along with an unfortunate side ponytail and a weird obsession with galaxy leggings - ugh. Cringe!
When her writing wins Tilly a six-week internship at a top London PR firm, she doesn't expect to stumble from a long-haul flight straight into an A-list debacle of her own making, but these things happen. She proves to the entire world that jet lag and social media definitely don't mix.
Obviously, Tilly didn't intend to get tangled in a ridiculous scandal involving the British royal family. She's not the attention-seeking type! She's just a socially awkward introvert, with a galloping case of anxiety made even worse after a high-profile run-in with the very last person she ever imagined she'd meet for real.
Not on her gap year, anyway. And not like this!
PRAISE 'A pleasurable escape for any teen looking for a can't-put-downable read'. -- Books+Publishing, four stars
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 9 members
4.5 Stars. I'm SOLD. This was an absolute hoot of a novel, and the romantic in me was buzzing. Quick history of me: I was a HUGE fan of The Princess Diaries, and I've read over 2000 shoujo manga. Short story: This book was right down my alley! When I started reading about Tilly I had mixed feelings because, a) I was brought back to my Princess Diaries days and the hilarious narrative of my old pal, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo and, b) I was worried that it was going to turn into a manic-pixie-dream girl-thing. I quickly realised that yes, "a" was a good thing and I was in fact digging this realisation. And my original thought that was "b" wasn't correct, so I was a ball of joy. Tilly Maguire was a welcome mess. In fact, I was swept up in the whole drama of E V E R Y T H I N G. I was so ready for all of the craziness and drama (which is usually not my thing) and I was rooting for all of my couplings to get together. My only issue with my reading of this book was the fact that I didn't realise there was already another book with some of the same characters already out! At this realisation (which I had made partway through the book when I started going through all of the author's past works), I immediately put 'Unrequited' on hold. I am ecstatic to say the least, to get to live in this world a little longer. Would I recommend this book? Y E S. If you want some positivity in your life, this book is undoubtedly for you.