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Red, White & Royal Blue

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Eugh, this is so cuuuttttte. Like, can we please get a beautifully done Netflix movie of this? Or maybe not, because they might butcher it. But I want a good one, it's that's cute.
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This is not the kind of book I normally read but the hype really is real and I actually enjoyed it a lot. It was a mix of cute, sad & just downright funny. I'd definitely pick up a sequel if ever there were one!
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Red, White & Royal Blue was an absolute DELIGHT! One of the most buzzed about books of the summer was totally deserving of every bit of hype it received. While I wish it was just a smidge shorter, I ultimately found myself beginning - and ending - this 420+ page novel in a single sitting.
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I absolutely loved this book! It's absolutely the queer rom com I've needed in my life for so long. It's hilarious, political, heartwarming, and so, so queer.
Read if you like
-messy characters abound 
-powerpoints about your sexuality 
-an alternate America where a woman won the election 
-an accurate depiction of panic attacks and mental health
-the cutest of romances. We are undeserving 
-a queer story that instead of being tragedy porn, is instead happy and hopeful
-romantic emails
-badass political women
-diversity 

Y'all have I made it clear how much I absolutely adore this book? One of, if not my favorite book of the year! 


Just please buy and support the author, she's legit amazing and deserves all the book success
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Red, White & Royal Blue was different from any other book I've read. I liked the premise of the story. The son of the first woman, Hispanic president of the US and a royal from England. I thought it was a cute story. I will say that even though I think of myself as open to all lifestyles, it was uncomfortable to read about the detailed sexual experiences between the two men. Overall, a fun story that I would recommend to others.
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I wasn't able to download the title prior to it being archived, but I ended up checking it out at my library. I enjoyed reading Red, White & Royal Blue so much!
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Hello book, you are my new favorite!

Utterly enchanting, Red White & Royal Blue is the world I wish were true.

Alas, Alex and Henry are fictional, but they will soon become characters of your heart. I just adored every line of this book, every messy character, every pop-culture reference. I highlighted the heck out of my ARC copy and can't wait to get my hands on a finished one.

I'll try to form a better review closer to the publication date, but here is the blurb I submitted to the LibraryReads campaign:

An utterly delightful romance chock full of witty banter, queer characters, and deliciously explicit scenes. Don't let the cartoon cover fool you, Prince Henry of Wales and First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz will charm your pants off. A perfect choice for those waiting for the sequel to The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan!

Second read July 26-Aug 2, 2019 AUDIOBOOK

Just as charming as my second time around, although I noticed the sort of awkwardly faded to black sex scenes a lot more. There were so many "d*cks" flying from the mouths of these characters yet to never have their body parts named during sex was a bit...odd? BUT that said I'm enchanted by Alex and Henry and all of the cast of secondary characters (MORE NORA AND JUNE PLEASE) and just love this story so much
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Red, White, and Royal Blue is a queer love story that new adult readers have been needing. A story of royalty and political intrigue, Red, White and Royal Blue will make you smile and fill you with warm and gooey goodness. Alex and Prince Henry have a love story for the ages and this book will remain one of the most loved contemporary queer love stories. 

I loved that this book features a bisexual main character. It also dives into complicated family relationships and the weight of familial expectations. This book explored coming out, falling in love for the first time, and finding complete joy in someone else. 

This book is an exceptional recommendation for older teens,  new adults, and longtime fans of the romance genre.
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So, this was good. It didn't speak to me in the same way I've seen it hitting for others, but I also feel like I may have read it at a less-than-ideal time. On my to be re-read list!
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Red, White, and Royal Blue was such a cute book! As someone that does not read or typically enjoy contemporary, I took a chance on this book as I was hearing so many good things about it from many other readers in the community. At first I was hesitant, but once I really got into reading, I didn't want to stop! The relationship was so adorable and I loved the banter between the two of them. The writing was cute and fluffy, as expected from a contemporary book, but I actually really enjoyed reading something cute and fluffy for once. All of the hype around this book is warranted and I would absolutely recommend this if you're looking for a contemporary to devour in a day or two!
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First son of the United States, Alex, has some fixing to do after he and Prince Henry of Wales cause an incident at a royal wedding. After a couple press appearances to try to convince the world that they’re friends, they actually become friends and fall in love. 

I loved every word of Red, White, and Royal Blue. It was such a great feel good story. It’s a love story that’s equal parts sweet and sexy that you won’t be able to put down.
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I wanted something a little different. A step back from everything else I’d been reading. This wasn’t it. While everyone else is raving about this book, I’m scratching my head. Sure there is a romance element and it’s MM, but there are so many political references I thought I was reading a history book. It was confusing. It completely took me out of the story. And don’t get me started on the writing style. 

Honestly everyone wants the fairytale. I wanted the fairytale for Alex and Henry. However, I don’t want to have to wade through someone’s political viewpoint and bashing of the other side, regardless of whether or not I agree with it, to get there. Because what was this?  A romance or a political statement?
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This was a decent debut.  I liked both MC's, but they both felt so stereotypical and cliched. The writing was a bit flat and could use some streamlining and tightening up. There were aspects of the story where it was hard to suspend reality and that got in my way. All in all, an okay read that's left me confused by all the hype it got.
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This was just not my thing. Way too YA for my tastes. Not enough there to keep my interest, and I skimmed the last half.
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Ugh, everyone loved this book and it just didn't do it for me. I did not relate or care about any of the characters and thought Alex was rather reckless... About 3/4 of the way through the book I decided that I'd finish and I will say that it didn't end up like I thought it would. It was a cute premise but just not my cup of tea.
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I am *always* down for a marshmallowy romcom, and I started this one on a particularly bad day. What I did not expect was the joy of being immersed in an alternate universe where a kickass latinx family followed the Obamas in the White house. All of these characters are people I would love to know in real life-- and while I am slightly older than the target audience of this book, and therefore probably missed some relevant cultural references-- it was still a joy to read, and a lovely break from reality.

Casey McQuiston wrote the future we all needed instead of the one we got. Her writing style is unique and fluid and incisive and her characters are beautiful and I love them and the love story is perfect and this is probably my favorite book of 2019. I definitely cried through the last several pages at Starbucks, while also laughing, while also my heart exploded.

Honestly, I will read anything she writes from now on, but also I kind of don't want to because I don't know how you can follow this book.
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[The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

I can't put into words how much I loved this book! <3 The queer representation was amazing and the beautiful story made me cry multiple times. Alex and Henry are so, so cute! This might be my favourite 2019 book :)
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Amazing story. I couldn't put it down. Everyone kept talking about this book and although you do have to suspend reality for a bit it is still worth the read! I would absolutely recommend you read this book.
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I love, love, loved this book. (So much so that when I was halfway through and frustrated with formatting errors in the digital ARC copy, I purchased a finished copy with no hesitation.) As a Canadian who has absolutely no interest in the American political system and is, at best, frustrated with being continually inundated by the American election cycle it is astounding how thoroughly this book won me over. 

The writing is funny and sexy and touching. I actually cried a little at the ending.
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Thank you NetGalley for an e-ARC of Red, White, and Royal Blue. 

This book was truly everything. It's the perfect summer read, fall read....let's face it: it's just the perfect read for any day. This New Adult Romance is one of the funniest, wittiest, heartfelt romance books I've ever read. It will definitely be one I recommend to anyone for years to come.
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