It's a funny book but it's not really pulling me in. I'm 246 pgs in, do I come back to it later or keep reading?
This book gave me all the deep feels ❤️ I was on pins and needles for the outcome and I think the author did a really great job making it romantic and still a little realistic. The characters all had dimensions and personalities that evoked the kind of emotions I live for when reading 😊 I can‘t recommend this book enough ❤️
After a really bad workday, I came home to such a sweet and unexpected surprise in my mailbox. Thank you so much @IndoorDame - I‘ve been wanting to read this for so long and I‘m still on hold at the library. It wasn‘t necessary but so very much appreciated. #bookdragons #littensarethebest #litsylove
[#BookReview] Red, White. And Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I had heard amazing things about RWRB and it lived up to all its expectations. Typically I always have some big issue with each romance novel I read but this one was near perfect. I‘m already planning on buying it for my collection. If you‘ve read it I‘d love to discuss!
OMG! This book was fantastic! Sweet, smart, charming, poignant. I kind of want to start all over and read it again. All you need to know: Son of the President meets the Prince of England and dislikes him intensely until . . . he doesn‘t. May be my favorite romance of the year! #romantsy
I‘ve been in a reading slump lately, but this book got me out of it. Totally lives up to the hype. Alex‘s constant “how did I ever think I was straight” was super familiar to me, and the romance was sweet and compelling. 🏳️🌈💗💜💙
Loved, loved, LOVED this book! I was worried that I'd feel election fatigue but was delighted to find myself completely sucked into this gem of an alternate reality where there's a female democratic POTUS, a multi-racial first family (from Texas), and some serious ? between the first son and "Henry" the Prince of Wales (don't let the cutesy cover fool you, this is not "YA" like I thought ?)
Really impressed by this swoony debut! ??? #romance
Such a cute book! I normally don‘t like contemporary YA but I really enjoyed this one! It is definitely New Adult and not YA but 🤷🏻♀️ Gave me a lot of anxiety about the 2016 USA presidential election but over all I still really enjoyed this. Read it in one sitting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ve been gone for so long 😩. Sorry guys, I got sick (thank you everyone who commented get well soon wishes!) and then immediately started my one college class for the semester so things have been so busy I‘ve hardly had time to read anything for fun! I did finish this absolute TREASURE of a book though! 😍
Fun, breezy, and escapist this was a fine read, but I wish there had been more to it. Enjoyed the love story between the prince of England and FSOTUS, and the friendships portrayed...and of course a female president putting liberal policies in place. I would have liked more about her administration and also more on the British side of the story.
I ended up loving this book. It is smart and funny and sexy and cute. The love story is fun, the settings are interesting, and the characters are fleshed out and kind. I love that the author made a world close to ours with a little more optimism and love. I highly recommend this one.
I‘m in more of a reading valley than a slump. The reading struggle has been so real for months now 😫 Eileen was a DNF although I liked it well enough, I‘m currently reading/listening to The Goldfinch, picking up some Anne Lamott wisdom here and there, but nothing is making me crave time with a book. I‘m going to throw in another one and just see what happens! Wish me luck 😁🤞
A little background on me: I worked on 4 campaigns. So while I love the romance of the book I find the campaign talk just as thrilling and I just had a moment where I audibly woahed. A thing just happened and it came from left field for me, awesome job Casey McQuiston.
This week‘s Epic Reads Challenge was to read a book recommended by a favorite author. Sooo I asked Brigid Kemmerer, her books are ❤️❤️ and she hit it out of the park!
I have just two things to say. 1. This book makes my heart happy. 2. I wish this was, “based on a true story.”
I wish litsy had videos/audio because this beautiful man who kicked my butt on my bike today sounded exactly like what I envisioned Prince Henry sounding like. That British accent 😍. This book was so much fun. I enjoyed every bit of it. It definitely lived up to the hype for me. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Don't get me wrong - I did really like this book and the narrator was fantastic. But I have one huge criticism and I don't know how to say this, other than it's too American-centric. The story here should be about Henry, not Alex. I feel more people are interested in the Prince of Wales rather the First Son. I acknowledge that I say this as an Australian and a subject of Her Majesty The Queen, but this REALLY annoyed me.
I‘m used to suspend my disbelief but this book asked me to believe a lot of very dumb stuff. Lots of escapism, not much realism. There is a lot of (rightful) criticism of the British monarchy, but nothing about America‘s history of racism & imperialism. America is portrayed as this big fantasy land which is annoying given reality.
Still, lots of cute stuff, though I prefer fanfiction.
It's weird to say this about a novel that is wish fulfillment but this book had too much artifice and exaggeration for me to take it seriously. Everything in this book was extreme: emotions, language, pace, characters. McQuiston took an element and streeeeeeeeeeeeetched to the point of caricature. The result was something that detailed the depressing reality of our current political landscape with bubble gum True Love that didn't quite gel.
Started this one on the flight home and then finished it last night when jet lag—or my regular schedule while on excavation—had me up at 3am. It‘ll come as no surprise to anyone who has read the book that it was the perfect thing to giggle & roll my eyes through on the way home. Which isn‘t to say I didn‘t enjoy it, I did. It was just the right amount of funny, predictable but oh so amusing &, oh yeah, did I mention entertaining? Fun, light read.