THE FIRST BOOK I READ IN THREE MONTHS REVIEWED: Red, White, Royal Blue.

so what a time.

i read a book, let’s celebrate.

we all know i struggle with things in life, let alone reading a book. LET ALONE REVIEWING IT IN UNDER 2 WEEKS?

its a miracle.

honest to god, this was the first gay book that i came across on twitter AND goodreads when I emerged from under my rock last week (2 weeks ago now). and so? i thought, let’s read that.

#whoai’mwild!

i was begging for a paper back, but, i guess ebook’ll do? (am i a bit sad tho? yes?)

did i actually read this book in less than 2 days?

yes?

sorrrrryyyy not sorry?

ANWAY. THOUGHTS:

5/5 star. end of review.

crap that can’t be the end.

how do you write these things, i can’t remember.

welcome, to this mess of a review.

so

did i like the people? YES.

I LOVED THE PEOPLE.

I thought that they were all absolutely hilarious!!

“She’s got a bulletproof titanium case of crafting supplies open on the couch next to her and is serenely embroidering flowers onto a napkin…”

esp the narrator guy (what’s his name?)… Alex. (ALSO IT’S THRID PERSON AND THAT JUST MAKES ME HAPPY)

“maybe the female population of Europe finally realised he’s as compelling as a wet ball of yarn…”

“…his face is still infuriatingly symmetrical…”

“he’s too perfect. Alex wants to poke it.”

I liked ALL the characters that were MAIN characters.

The ‘Queen’ was ew and gross but she was meant to be and there was this other guy that I didn’t like BUT YOU WERE MEANT TO NOT LIKE HIM. He was meant to be a toss pot and the author very. much. succeeded. not like i wanted to kill that character or anything. no.

*COUGH* apart from that they were all dainty daisies and i wanted to preserve them forever. ALL SO WITTY AND CUTE. Even the non-gays. which, you don’t hear (read?) often on this blog. like. ever. (okay maybe I’ve said it once)

THEY DIDN’T ANNOY ME! which is rare, if i’m honest. I can barely look at a room full of people without feeling rage, so this was good! they were all INDIVIDUAL. they all had SUBSTANCE. They weren’t half-baked versions of people that were some-what funny.

Henry is such a DISASTER GAY you cannot believe. He’s channeling his inner Baz and is just a DISASTER.

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did i like the relationships?

yes! the friendships were nice and HUMOROUS and there was no iffy love-triangle-‘omg-i-suddenly-love-you’ things occurring so that’s YET ANOTHER BONUS.

AND!!! the ship/couple/rideordiepair/myjellybeans were really cute!! and their relationship was also funny and a hate-to-friends-to-love WHICH EXCUSE ME I WANT MORE OF THIS EVERYWHERE.

LIKE. I’m banning all ‘shippy’ books that aren’t hate-to-love from now on. banned. all of them. must have:

  • witty banter
  • hatred
  • loathing
  • love.
  • sarcasm.

otherwise? no publishing for YOU MATE.

Kind of reminds me of carry on. ‘HE’S PRETTY SO I HATE HIM. PURE HATRED…’ sure honey, you live in your land of denial.

[ ^ that was not a quote just… fyi]

and of course I cannot find any books that are love-to-hate that are GRABBING me at the moment… so. the world is ending.

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Generally plottiness / pace?

LOVED IT.

I think that it was slow-ISH to begin with? but? I DID NOT MIND? I pretty much read this in a weekend. (no pretty-much about it; i did!) and that shows that THIS GURL WAS NOT PUTTING IT DOWWWN!

Honestly? it’s gonna be one of those guilty-pleasure-reads-but-i-don’t-feel-guilty.

I WILL BE REREADING THIS. it’ll be carry on 2.0 (that i’ve read 8? 9? times? with no regrets?)

There were just so many WARM-HEARTED fluffy feeling-y-moments and so many witty, angsty, heartbreaking moments too anD THIS BOOK IS A ROLLER COASTER AND I RECCOMMEND IT (A LOT IF YOU COULDN’T TELL)

ALSO, AMAZING SIDE-NOTE: there are oh-so-not-subtle HAMILTON references and that shit makes me so gay (in ever sense of the word!) b/c i love that shit to the moon and back. So that? in a witty, sarcastic book?? that’s GAY? sign me the HELL up.

You have to read this, you no longer have a choice.

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15 thoughts on “THE FIRST BOOK I READ IN THREE MONTHS REVIEWED: Red, White, Royal Blue.”

  1. Yay, firstly this review is hilarious it made me laugh so hard (and the whole thing is a mood lmao). And secondly OMFG I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT OWNS MY HEART OMGGGGG I LOVE HENRY AND ALEX SO MUCH MY PRECIOUS BBYS HGJHGFDFHGJGJHFG I CAN’T GET OVER HOW FREAKING PERFECT THIS WONDERFUL AMAZING BOOK WAS AND I NEED TO FLAIL AHHHHHJHGFHFJHKGFHJ

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  2. Ahh, I’m SO EXCITED TO READ THIS AND YOUR REVIEW MADE ME MORE EXCITED AJDFLKDUOICAEJDLNC🙈fingers crossed that the person who has this on hold ahead of me reads it v v quickly because I can’t wait much longer?? this was a really great review, Lu!

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  3. I like how this review is a mess and I love it even more because of it. But!! This book also makes me lose my mind and how to talk even though I’ve been reviewing regularly because HELLO THE CHARACTERS OWN MY HEART. While I was reading, I kept texting my friend updates. And by updates, I mean declarations of love. The texts were literally “I’d marry Alex if I didn’t ship him with Henry.” “I’d marry Henry but he’s gay and also Alex.” “I want to marry Nora.” so yes. I basically crushed on everyone. (Bi problems.)

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  4. HOORAY I’m so glad this was your first book after not reading for a while! 😀 I agree with every one of your thoughts. All the characters are so great and the relationship is TO DIE FOR. This is definitely one of my fave books of the year and I know I’ll also be reading it over and over again 😀

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