Book Review: Red, White & Royal Blue

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE | Casey McQuiston
05.14.2019 | St. Martin’s Griffin
Rating: 5/5 stars

First son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. Along with his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they form the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides, such as photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding. In order to smooth things over and alleviate the threat to American/British relations, a fake friendship is staged between Alex and Henry. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds his relationship with Henry developing into more than he could have ever imagined. Their secret relationship could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Well damn, if bookstagram wasn’t right about RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE! This book is EVERYTHING! 

From the very moment I started it I was in love with every character, committed to finding out what would happen, and peeing myself with laughter. Seriously…if you ever question whether you should try a book outside of your genre, take this as my best example for taking that leap. I typically run the other way from anything remotely close to romance. Don’t get me wrong, I will watch the cutest romantic comedy movies with you, but when it comes to books my personal preference has always been on the darker side. RWARB is perfect no matter what genres you enjoy. This book has something for everyone and most importantly it has a brilliant message within. Stop what you’re doing and go snag a copy now!

Excuse my while I go contemplate how soon is too soon for a reread!

🎧: I went the audiobook route for this book and the narration is absolutely divine! Highly recommend giving this option a go!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

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