[PDF] Red White Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Review Red White Royal Blue

First Son Alex Claremont Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter they’re the White House Trio a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother President Ellen Claremont International socialite duties do have downsides namely when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding. ARC provided by St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review Is it possible you willfully forgot about the biggest international event of the year because you don t want to see your arch nemesis I honestly do not think that any book has made me happier than Red White Royal Blue ever I laughed I swooned I cried but most importantly I finished the last page and felt such a powerful amount of hope that transcends any amount of words that I could possibly string together for this review This is easily the best debut novel I ve ever read and I wouldn t be surprised in the slightest if it ends up being my favorite book of the entire year First off in this story the characters are living in a world where the President of the United States is a democratic woman who was elected after Obama and her 2020 reelection is uickly approaching And I just need to take a minute to cries forever But this book really focuses on two young men who happen to be very much in the media s spotlight 247 because of the families they were born into Oh and one of them happens to be the First Son of the President and up until this point he thought he was straight that is until he finally is forced to spend time with his arch nemesis And I ll be damned but this book made me simultaneously believe in love and believe in America Alexander Gabriel Claremont Diaz The First Son who is uickly realizing that he is bisexual but slowly coming out to those he feels safe with Alex is also biracial Mexican and white and thanks to my beautiful friend Alienor confirmed to have ADHD Straight people he thinks probably don t spend this much time convincing themselves they re straight Henry George Edward James Fox Mountchristen Windsor A Prince of England who is closeted gay to many in his family and to all media because he constantly feels the weight of the expectations placed on him by his family and his country O fathers of my bloodline O ye kings of olde Take this crown from me bury me in my ancestral soil If only you had known the mighty work of thine loins would be undone by a gay heir who likes it when American boys with chin dimples are mean to him Alex has followed Henry and his fame long before his mother became president But at the start of this novel both men officially meet but uickly get into a very messy predicament at a royal wedding they were both attending which ends up being a PR nightmare for both countries but especially for Alex s mom who is up for reelection So they are both kind of forced to fake a friendship to appease the press to save face But a fake friendship uickly turns to a romance that leaves both men uestioning what they are willing to risk while the press is always watching First you ve been like Draco Malfoy level obsessed with Henry for years do not interrupt me and since the royal wedding you ve gotten his phone number and used it not to set up any appearances but instead to long distance flirt with him all day every day I also wanted to make sure that I stated in my review that the author is ueer I believe they ID as bisexual like Alex And even though Alex and Henry are obviously ueer in their mm relationship this book also has such a beautiful and full cast of diverse side characters I m completely willing to give my life for June Nora Pez and Bea right this very second Like I absolutely loved the side characters in this book Also you all know that I am always here for strong sibling relationships and this book has that in spades Alex s family in general was everything to me both of his parents being so supportive and always putting him and his pace first really meant a lot to me and makes me so soft just thinking about it Seriously this book is found family and blood family goals The banter and one liners were perfection This author completely understands what it is like to speak and text in your twenties and they have mastered the craft to perfection I was either cackling like a banshee or clutching my pearls with heart eyes during all of Alex and Henry s exchanges Also since there is an ocean in between these two they correspond a lot of the time through emails all of which added five years to my life Speaking of those emails the romance in this is just truly a tier above the rest The dynamic that Henry and Alex are forced into and then the new dynamics they are forced to overcome makes for something that you can t help but root for with everything in your soul Also they are truly polar opposites with their personalities but seeing them together truly feels like you are witnessing soulmates interact I hate to say this but your OTP could never And obviously because of the setup of this novel this book does not shy away from US politics and you should for sure know that going in But the most tears I shed in this book was when Alex talked about what he felt like to be a biracial kid and how America truly is a melting pot of immigrants and how that is something beautiful and should be celebrated not shamed and something that people consider to be a crime This is a book about two men both in their early twenties discovering what they want for their lives and for their countries Both for themselves and together In a world that is cruelly unaccepting to anyone who isn t white and straight or who are just deemed different They find friendship they find love and they find their voices And to this Filipino American pansexual whose grandparents are both immigrants who a lot of times really struggles to find their own voice it meant the world to me I ll carry this book with me forever and alwaysOverall this book was just everything I ve ever wanted Put your library holds and preorders in now because I know that so many readers are not only going to fall in love with this tale but it is going to be one of their favorites for the rest of their lives I promise you it is truly that good and this truly feels like a once in a lifetime book Casey Mcuiston has created something that is going to mean so much to so many readers and this book is going to bring so much joy to our much needed world I m just forever thankful that I was able to escape into it for a little while while doing everything I can to make my country s 2020 and on just as hopefulBlog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationContent and Trigger Warnings for homophobia always in a negative light talk of racism in media anxiety depiction talk of cancer pancreatic in the past talk of past loss of a loved one talk of past drug use talk of attempted sexual assault very briefly in the past from a very minor side character and in my opinion outing Also this is a New Adult novel so there are many sexual scenes throughout this book even though they are fade to black for the most part I also gush about this in my February Wrap Up on BookTubeBuddy Read with Kerri from Kerri The Book Belle I also read this for Contemporary a thonUPDATE I got to meet 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Red White Royal Blue

Leak to the tabloids and threaten AmericanBritish relationsThe plan for damage control staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer there’s a soft hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and than one g. DNF 53%Stand back with the pitchforksThe award for the most over hypedbiggest book disappointment of the yearso fargoes to this bookFirstlylet s address the fact that this book had over 2000 ratingsreviews before it was made available to buyWhat on earth is all that about Surely that many review copies weren t available BUT it certainly workedI ve never been so interested in reading somethingI mean I ve lost count of this appearing on my feed with so many glowing reviewsAnd that s okeach to their ownWe all have different tastes but when a book gets such positively you d be forgiven for expecting something pretty damn specialwouldn t youFor methis book isn t anything special at allIt s mediocre the characters are flatuninspiredand uite frankly boringAlex at least had something about him but Henry was like a cardboard cut out the writing was all over the place and juvenile at timesThe story jumped from scene to scene with no flow to the storyI lost count of how many times I had to go back and read certain scenes the British stereotyping just annoyed meIt was like the Author googled all things British and decided to include them regardless of whether they workedGrantedif you aren t British this probably wouldn t be an issueBut I amAnd it was the sex scenesFirstly let me say I don t always need graphic sex scenesin fact some of the best romance books I ve read haven t had many at allBut what on earth happened hereThey would start off with lots of kissinghands in haira bit of desperation and then nothingLiterallyIt was over and you were kind of told they d had sexMost of the time I had no idea what they d actually been up toAndas a resultI felt zero connection or chemistry between themI didn t get them as lovers at allThey just came across as best friends for me I know it s fiction but it s got to be believableAnd this wasn tI mean these two would float about in restaurantsstay in hotels where no one recognized them This would absolutely not happen with a member of the royal family or with the FSOTUS I m guessing Where were the bodyguards or paparazzi enemies to lovers No it wasn tThey disliked each other for ridiculous reasons uite frankly a lot of people have mentioned the politicsthankfully I gave up before that got too bad

Casey McQuiston ☆ 9 Summary

Host haunting himAs President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations And Henry throws everything into uestion for Alex an impulsive charming guy who thought he knew everything What is worth the sacrifice How do you do all the good you can do And most importantly how will history remember you. Happy Pride Month y all Click the booktube link to check out my favorite PRIDE booksThe Written Review picks up book Oh This looks cute 20 pages later FCK I ll die for this ship Last pages No book will ever be the same ps Am I the only one who picked up on the audiobook scconstant mispronunciation of David Bowie s nameIt s Boh wie not Bah wie Evidence

10 thoughts on “Red White Royal Blue

  1. says:

    ✧ find this review others on my blog ✧Is it possible for your whole body to grin? The answer is hell yesRed White Royal Blue is a story lit up like a beacon to the weary and the lost My heart still swells with so much delight The notion of memory simply fails to adeuately capture the sensation I know the words but none

  2. says:

    ARC provided by St Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review “Is it possible you willfully forgot about the biggest international event of the year because you don’t want to see your arch nemesis?” I

  3. says:

    me awkwardly watching all the raving reviews for this book and being scared to give my pretty negative highly unpopular yet ultimately very honest opinionOk so please don't hate me I'm fragileBut also in all seriousness I didn't like this book I know I know how dare I? Well let me explain to you in detail just how I dare Beware of the long reviewA few months ago everyone was getting ARCs for this book and abs

  4. says:

    DNF 53%Stand back with the pitchforksThe award for the most over hypedbiggest book disappointment of the yearso fargoes to this bookFirstlylet's address the fact that this book had over 2000 ratingsreviews before it was made available to buyWhat on earth is all that about? Surely that many review copies weren't available? BUT it certainly w

  5. says:

    I'm on a cruise right now I saw a few people talking about this book before I left for vacation so I downloaded it I finished it by the second day on my cruise I ignored everyone I didn't even go to trivia because I was enjoying this book so much I wanted to write a review for it when I finished it last week but I only get internet when we're docked and the internet on this ship is99 a minute And to make matters worse it

  6. says:

    Re read 52419 cries in gay Alex Henry forever and ever and ever and ever and ever Original read 22119 It may only be February but I’m calling it now this will be my #1 favorite book of the year Possibly even of all time???? This is all I’ve ever wanted in a UEER AS FUCK romance and my heart is soaring Alex Henry are the OTP of my dreams and I will never ever be over them Casey Mcuiston is a national treasure and needs to be protected a

  7. says:

    if this book doesn't receive the same epic treatment as Crazy Rich Asians I'm going to sue Hollywood

  8. says:

    Make some noise for the winner of best romance and debut novel categories Alex and Henry you’re so adorable and I enjoyed every word about this amazing couple’s poignant uniue memorable love storyYayyyyyy💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿CLAP CLAP CLAP My three S letter words summarize my feelings about this book SPECTACULAR SP

  9. says:

    Happy Pride Month y'all Click the booktube link to check out my favorite PRIDE booksThe Written Review picks up book Oh? This looks cute 20 pa

  10. says:

    Not for me That’s an understatement I get that a lot of people loved this and I can see why It has its charms and I’m sure that for a lot of people it was a fun escape I can respect that But I am clearly not the intended audience for this