This book is super cute and overall a really fun read. I love that the author created an alternate political landscape for 2016/2020 as opposed to the reality of what is going on.
The story follows the son of the Female President of the United States, as she runs for re-election in 2020. The First son falls in love with the Prince of Wales and their romance is the subject of the story. The writing is smart and the story is light, yet touches on some heavy subjects. Overall, the book makes me feel hopeful and after reading it I felt lighter. Not because there aren’t a million things we need to overcome to make the world a better and equal place for all, but because I believe we live in a world full of people that can make change happen.
I would recommend Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston as it as a fun break from our actual political climate and for a charming love story.
Here is the full book description from Goodreads:
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.