RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE – Casey McQuiston (Honest Review)


Genre: New Adult – Contemporary – LGBT
Target Audience: 17+
Rating: A (100%)
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

As I reviewed a recommended book from my co-worker last week, I thought it might be fitting to do that again. This time, not my boss, a different co-worker (that I convinced to read Sarah J Maas), fell head over heels for this book right here, Red, White & Royal Blue.

I honestly can’t blame her. I started it and I just couldn’t stop. It has a quirky way with its writing, and humour that will make you giggle, snort, and cry all the way through.

Let me make something clear, because I was mistaken at first, this is NOT a Young Adult novel. It just isn’t. (I know, the cover’s deceiving).

An LGBT politcal novel, that follows a hate-turned-love, love story. I promise this novel doesn’t contain the predictable cliches that most love stories have. It’s just sweet, hilarious, and oh, so-so cute! Absolutely one of my favourite books!

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

The break down of my rating:
Characterisation: 10/10
Style & Tone: 10/10
Enjoyment Factor: 10/10

Published by Tash Broom

I just like books 🤷🏼‍♀️

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