Title: Red, white & Royal Blue.
Author: Casey McQuiston.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin.
Page count: 421 (12h 15min)
Release day: May 14th 2019.
Genre: Adult, romance.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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 colours shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.
I can totally see why people love this book as much as they do! I guess I just didn’t?! Probably because this is just not my favourite genre, and only read it very rarely. Guess this one was just not really for me!
I really did like all of the characters! They were funny and I really liked the relation between each character! I really like the ‘enemies-to-lovers’ trope we have going on here! I totally agree with everyone that Alex and Henry are so cute together!
Also I really did enjoy the writing!
I don’t know why, but for some reason I feel like I can better explain the parts I didn’t like about this book then the ones I did. But I really did enjoy most of it!
My main ‘problem’ was that it was just a bit too long for me! I think after 60/70% of the audiobook I was kinda done with the story and didn’t really feel like picking the audiobook back up. So probably I would have enjoyed the book more if it is was like 100 pages shorter.
Another reason why I probably didn’t enjoy this book as much as others, is that there was way too much American politics for me.. Some parts went a bit over my head, and I didn’t care for it that much. It also became a bigger thing towards the ending of the book, so another reason why I didn’t feel the need to pick the book back up!
There was a bit too much drama for me in this book. It is not like I don’t like drama, but I can only deal with it too a certain amount! Maybe in this book it was also even harder for me to deal with since it was related to the American politics, which I already didn’t enjoy too much. Again I think if the book was a bit shorter, and would thus have less drama, I would have enjoy this book more!
I’m definitely interested in what Casey McQuiston is writing next, since I did like her writing, the characters and the idea of the story!
6 thoughts on “Red, white & royal blue – review!”
Yeah this is very much geared towards an American audience. I think when I reread this one I skip most of the politics because I’m only in it for the romance LOL. Sorry you didn’t love this one!
Yeah it was a bit too much for me! The romance was cute though!
My thoughts exactly. I did enjoy the book – the story and the writing. And there were so many parts that were too adorable for words. But oh my god – it was so LOONGG!
And I kept second guessing how much I enjoyed the story, because I thought if it was something that I truly enjoyed – I wouldn’t find it too long. But no, I did enjoy the story. Even though it was overly dramatic for me at places. And yet I still wanted it to be shorter. I guess I was expecting the 3 act structure that is standard, and this just kept going on.
So glad to finally find someone who also felt the same.
I was afraid I was on my own here, very happy to hear you felt the same!
I also doubted my liking of the story haha! Really had to think before writing this review!
I think I would have liked the story better if it was 100 pages shorter haha!
I haven’t read this (as with all things that are too hyped, I get intimidated?) but I definitely agree with what you said about American politics. That’s another reason I haven’t picked it up yet; that’s just not something I feel the need to immerse myself in even more. I already hear so much about it and I’ve never even been there.
Yeah I think it is definitely too much politics if you’re not into it!
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