I had fun with most part of this book. I think it's so highly rated because it's one of the few books that discusses faith. I didn't realize that going into the book or I might not have picked it up. I'm okay with religious characters, but unless I'm reading non-fiction, I tend to not enjoy internal debates about ones religious beliefs. That's on me though.
There's some sick fascination with presidents, kings, and their descendants that makes this work. If the main male lead wasn't the son of the president I don't think it would have held my interest as much as it did. Good call on the authors behalf to make the story more unique.