Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This book got me out of a reading slump and afterwards plunged me into a deeper one, it was an incredible read, definitely a book I wish I could read again for the first time. It is also a book that I won’t stop recommending and that I can’t wait to reread soon.

The review might contain mild spoilers.

The Synopsis:

The first son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz is as close to royalty as anyone can be in the US. Alongside his sister and the granddaughter of the Vice President, they form the White House Trio – a marketing strategy which leads to them having to take up international socialite duties like a royal wedding and other appearances.

Well, the royal wedding turns into a disaster when Alex and the Prince of England crash into the wedding cake and completely destroy it, so damage control must be done. Alex’s life turns around gradually as he must juggle his own ambitions, alongside his newfound duties as the Prince’s fake best friend – they must keep up appearances, after all. 

As time goes by, Alex learns that there is much more beneath the façade that the Prince of England keeps and the friendship between the two of them slowly grows into something more – something that can change history. They start asking the question – How will history remember you?


My Thoughts:

What I liked about the book: The book is funny, intense, a bit of a slow-burn, light-hearted (although it has intense moments too) and is everything a contemporary read should be, in my opinion. It distracted me, filled me with laughter, joy and love and there were times where I wished the reality of the book was the reality of the world, I certainly think we’d be better off. I haven’t stopped recommending this book to everyone I could think of and I really wish I could experience it again for the first time.

What I didn’t like about the book: That it is only one book! I need to know more!!!!!!!!

A quote: “Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.”

My Rating: 5/5 stars, easily one of my all-time favorite books and an absolute must-read even if you are not a big fan of contemporary reads or a romance reader!

Do you enjoy contemporary reads?

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