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Red, White & Royal Blue Broché – 14 mai 2019
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* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *
* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *
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, geniushis 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.
"I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexythis book had everything I crave. Im jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!" - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
"Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second." - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
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[A] fireworks in the sky, glitter in your hair joyous royal romance that you'll want to fall head over heels in love with again and again. A+ --Entertainment Weekly
[An] escapist masterpiece... It's a truly glorious thing to live inside the world of this book and to imagine it becoming reality, too. --Vogue
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- Éditeur : Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S. (14 mai 2019)
- Langue : Anglais
- Broché : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250316774
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250316776
- Poids de l'article : 366 g
- Dimensions : 14.15 x 2.97 x 20.8 cm
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 868 en Anglais
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A noter 2 erreurs irritantes de l'auteur: une écriture à la 3ème personne, alors qu'une narration à la première personne du singulier aurait pu rendre Alex un peu plus sympathique, et une écriture au présent, peu maîtrisée et assez maladroite.
Bref, pas emballée...
Par MOPARIS le 4 décembre 2019
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Henry is described as being the third child of princess Catherine, first in line to her mother, Queen Mary’s throne. Therefore, her official title would be Princess of Wales. And once she is queen her ELDEST son, Philip, will adopt the title prince of Wales. However, the author seems to think Henry is the prince of Wales. And also, being the second son and third child to the first in line to the throne actually would realistically mean that the royal family wouldn’t care that he was gay, cause in the past few years they’ve updated it so that Bea actually would come before Henry in lines of succession, therefore Philip doesn’t even need to have kids.
I understand that the author is trying to achieve an escapist optimistic parallel to the real events of us politics. But to actually make our royal family look worse than they are is unfair. If you want realism and optimism don’t pain other countries in parallel and more negative way.
I also know is fictive. And not supposed to be representing the real royal family but if you’re going to claim it as a more optimistic and positive parallel universe for all those lost in a trump ruined country then please at least except hate REAL positivity taken from fact. It would just be a nicer read for British audiences.
It probably goes without saying that I was unable to finish this. I was absolutely exhausted with the sheer overwhelming *cringe* of it soon after Alex and Henry started their relationship which is in the first 25% of the book. After that the building, enemies to lovers romance (which was the only interesting, compelling part) falls incredibly flat, whatever tension simmered between the two men before simply burns out in a sad puff of very mediocre, juvenile smoke. It simply isn’t a compelling romance, even though it’s between a Prince and President’s son and it should all be very exciting. The sex scenes are...meh, okay? Not exactly titillating, quite the opposite really if you've ever read a sex scene in your life, but they’re there...sort of, if that helps? The goal might have been to avoid the explicit, but the result was a weird disconnect leaving me a bit confused about what had actually physically happened and the passion between them fizzled out in the text.
There’s also a LOT of dragging on and on about American politics, which is a bit of a snooze.
However, the biggest flaw is that most of the characters have the exact same personality and voice, and that voice is Tumblr circa 2016. It’s all very sassy, we’re so fabulous, ‘omg you didn’t know you were gay, is this something we’re pretending we didn’t know hunny yaaas lol’. It's so embarrassing, it's like a teenager binge watched Gilmore Girls, sat on TikTok for five hours then tried to turn it into a novel. It’s very grating very quickly. The saddest part is you could switch any of the characters out for another and I really wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Nora, June, Alex, Amy, Zahra, Luna, even Liam (who is in it for one conversation). They are all the exact same person, even though the author tries very hard to tell us that they are different, really...like this one is brainy...that one is smart...this one is clever. It's all just different ways of describing The Same Person. The only ones with different personalities are Henry and Pez (posh and sad, or extravagant dandy, respectively).
The author also suffers terribly from over-explaining the characters. Instead of showing me someone is X, Y or Z through their actions or words I am told it by the main character, who constantly narrates their traits, history and their relationship with other characters through the years all in one giant paragraph. Not to mention the traits and descriptions I was given of these characters didn’t always make sense with their actions. So why bother?
It's SUCH a bummer the characters and dialogue is so awful because the author is capable of some really lovely prose descriptions, I found myself going back more than once to re-read a sentence just to really see, and experience the emotion behind it. I simply cannot in good faith recommend buying this book for just that. RUN.
It's like the very best sort of pop music: well-written, catchy (in this case for its characters) and with just enough to say to make you remember it after the fact. It may not do a lot that's new or innovative - unless going down the royal romance path only to take a gay turn along the way is a departure - but in its democratic dream world it never allows itself to become too frivolous, realising that it still has a powerful message at its heart that very much bears repeating. It's not perfect; it stretches credulity, even within its own fantastic remit, a little too tautly at times. But it does have important things to say, and on the whole it says them well. It's also very sexy, for which it earns bonus points, and with which it sets itself apart from most YA and indeed 'adult' fiction, which is often far more reined-in in its depiction of sex scenes.
Overall, a very solid four stars.
It read like a bad wattpad book and rattled the expectations I had from the hype surrounding the book.
And then, it took me on the most fantastic rollercoaster of emotions that left me curled up in my bed, clutching my kindle to my heart. All because of Alex and Henry.
This book tugs at your heart, creeping in slowly like a puppy who only wants to be loved and in a matter of minutes, you come to this realization that you will go above and beyond for the puppy.
I am not a fan of enemy-to-lover relationships. Not sure why but I’ve never seen a realistic one that I could really buy. But this just knocked that dislike out of the ballpark and turned me into a fan.
(From this point on, there are very mild spoilers)
I shipped them the second they started bickering. Alex with his stupid ‘I secretly have a crush on you but will pretend to hate you’ remarks and Henry with his ‘I’m supposed to be stoic but you’re so freaking cute’. They made me laugh so hard, especially when they had to pretend to be friends and then when they realized they’d actually become friends. That scene with the turkeys left me gasping for air because it was just so hilarious.
The progression of their relationship was so well-done, especially with how they slowly came to a point where they were just comfortable being themselves with each other. And this was all without them even meeting.
And when they were going to meet again, I was clutching at my pearls with excitement. When I tell you that this book took me back to when I was a thirteen year old obsessed with reading, it was amazing how, as an adult, it is now rare that I find a gem of a book that leaves me sleepless, unproductive, and unwilling to do anything except reading.
My final note: those emails were the DEATH of me. Every chapter in the second half made me emotional and I will die for Henry and Alex. I will die for them.