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Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. A review by Mieke Göttsche only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. A review by Mieke Göttsche only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Red, White & Royal Blue Book Review by Mieke Göttsche 

Red, White & Royal Blue is Casey McQuiston’s highly anticipated LGBTQIAP++ romcom debut novel, published in May 2019. The story follows Henry, the Prince of England, and Alex, the FSOTUS. It was hate at first sight, for Alex at least, until one fateful night under a tree in the shadow of the White House that changes their relationship forever.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. A review by Mieke Göttsche only in this Fall 2019 issue of Curiositales Magazine.

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This book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. I was scared it would not live up to all the raving reviews but this book deserves every single star it’s gotten (5/5 from me).


I was intimidated by the book at first since I don’t live in the United States but it surprised me. The book is a fun and easy read but at the same time doesn’t lose the importance of it’s political undertones. The book balances romance and politics perfectly.

"This book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. I was scared it would not live up to all the raving reviews but this book deserves every single star it’s gotten (5/5 from me)." - @mousethatreads #bookreview #RedWhiteRoyalBlue 

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McQuiston manages to tackle a wide range of social and political problems we face in society today without shoving it in your face. A lot of the problems are tackled head on with a witty Power Point by Alex’s mom, the POTUS.


The book is witty, fun and so super sexy. I enjoyed reading Henry and Alex’s escapades in horse tack rooms and Wimbledon storage closets. The characters are older and in college so it falls perfectly into the New Adult genre. If you enjoyed What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera but you’re looking for something sexier, this is the book for you.


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"McQuiston manages to tackle a wide range of social and political problems we face in society today without shoving it in your face" -  @mousethatreads #bookreview #RedWhiteRoyalBlue 

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