Red, White and Royal Blue Book Review

Red, White and Royal Blue Book ReviewRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 14, 2019
Pages: 432

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends...

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.

The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?


This book has become without a doubt my new favorite book of all time. It has such a beautiful message at its core and being someone who lives in Austin Texas like where Alex is from it adds another layer to it. It feels like what should have happened in America back in 2016, and it kinda breaks your heart in that way.

Alex and Henry and amazing, their dynamic, their chemistry is unmatched to any other that I have ever seen or experienced. This book is so incredibly real, important and downright hilarious. I laughed, cried, scream, I felt alive and it is an amazing thing when a book can make you feel that. I can’t even begin to truly explain what this book means to a pansexual chick that grew up in Texas and wished for it to be better. This book gives me hope that maybe things can get better and we can fix the mess that has been wrecked. This book made me feel the feeling of falling in love so deeply it terrifies you. I love this book because you don’t just read it you experience it.



Verdict: It is my new all time favorite and I would die for Henry and Alex. 5/5 stars.

P.S. I need the “History huh?,” shirt extremely bad.

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