Book Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston [80/100 * 2019]

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 
   

“You can try,” Alex tells him, feeling as if it should be the simplest fucking truth in the world. “What do you want?”
“I want you—”
“Then fucking have me.”

 

 

📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: New Adult LGBT+ Romance
📚 POV: Third person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Homophobia. Sexual Content. Nope, this is not YA. Nope, not YA.
⚠ Read if: you are looking for an M/M romcom with all the hearts, flowers, and rainbows.

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Finally, a five star read that I would surely would love to read again and again.

Before I say what I thought about the book, let me just say something about this in a One Direction fan standpoint: This book read like a Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson fan fic. I cannot remember the distinct titles but I have read around five beautifully written books in the same prompt.

Also, Henry is Harry and Alex is Louis, in case you are wondering. The book has even captured some of their quirks, the height jokes, and the fascination with Alex’s ass, so I am going a bit crazy with this. Sorry. Blame my fangirl heart.

Anyway. About the book.

I adored so many things about it and it was so beautifully written. I loved the characters. Both Henry and Alex have captured my heart. Who knew the world will go crazy when Britain’s prince and the FSOTUS falls in love?

I love all the support characters and the way this book was written. This book deserves a complete full review that a person like me is not skilled to give. I can’t find the perfect words, all I know is that I am going crazy over how much I loved this story.

There’s a lot about politics, traditions, and the monarchy. But I am not from UK nor the US to comment on the covered topics, plus, I’d like to take it as idealistic politics with fictional freedom.

Warning that this is not YA, though a part of me thought it was. The sexual content is a bit descriptive and steamy, but I have read more explicit content than this. I think the steam is at a good 7/10 intensity, I guess.

The love and intimacy are what pulled at my heartstrings, especially in the emails they have sent to each other… so. Expect heart eyes or tears from those soon.

All in all, a wonderful read.
I wish I could read more because I will surely miss them all.

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Main Character: Alex ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: Henry ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Thrill Factor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.83/5 ☁

Review also appears on my blog.

6 thoughts on “Book Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston [80/100 * 2019]

  1. This romantic pairing was wonderful, and I adored each and every member of their friend group. I did feel that the politics overshadowed the romance at times, especially at the end, but still enjoyed this book very much.

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