Now that it’s officially summer, I present to you the Ultimate Beach Read.
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
Available now from St. Martin’s Griffin
Alex Claremont-Diaz is American royalty. He’s the son of the first female president and rules the White House gossip ring with his sister June and the VP’s granddaughter, Nora .
Henry is actual royalty. As the Prince of Wales, he is the golden boy of the British Isles . . . and Alex’s #1 enemy.
When photos of a major confrontation are leaked to the press, Alex and Henry are forced into a fake friendship. To their scheming PR teams, the plan is foolproof—Alex and Henry will attend functions together, pose for photos, and smile, smile, smile. But what happens when sworn enemies fall in love? Could a secret romance lead to a scandal of international proportions?
I know this one isn’t technically YA, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this fun and sexy New Adult romance with you. Anyone who has heard me talk about books at all recently has heard me gush about RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. This book is like getting a big hug from your best friend—it’s comforting and weird and hopeful and queer AF (which, incidentally, also describes my best friend).
Alex and Henry are the celebrity couple we need in this world and their relationship is chock full of wit and charm. BUT our dynamic duo are not the only shining stars! Every single character is complete and delightful (Caring and protective June! Brilliant and hilarious Nora! Bizarre and generous Pez! I could go on…).
THE ROYAL WE meets THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, this book has something for everyone—the romance lovers, the politics junkies, the history buffs, the comedy enthusiasts—it’s all there. Believe me, you’re going to want to pick this one up ASAP.
Day’s YA Archives:
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ASK ME ANYTHING by Molly E. Lee (posted 5/17/2019)
AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio (posted 5/3/2019)
BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo (posted 4/19/2019)
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SCENE by S.C. Megale (posted 4/5/2019)
WICKED SAINTS by Emily A. Duncan (posted 3/22/2019)
ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer (posted 3/8/2019)
YOU’D BE MINE by Erin Hahn (posted 2/22/2019)
TIN HEART by Shivaun Plozza (posted 1/18/2019)
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell (posted 1/4/2019)
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease (posted 12/13/2018)
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi (posted 11/30/2018)
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (posted 11/8/2018)
IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais (posted (10/26/2018)
WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam (posted 10/11/2018)
TEEN TRAILBLAZERS by Jennifer Calvert, illus. by Vesna Asanovic (posted 9/26/2018)
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin (posted 9/14/2018)
FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt (posted 8/23/2018)
UNSTOPPABLE MOSES by Tyler James Smith (posted 8/9/2018)
I DO NOT TRUST YOU by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz (posted 7/25/2018)
SADIE by Courtney Summers (posted 7/12/2018)
MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud (posted 6/28/2018)
LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (posted 6/15/2018)
THE RAGING ONES by Krista & Becca Ritchie (posted 5/17/2018)
DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell (posted 5/9/2018)
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (posted 4/26/2018)
THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter (posted 4/13/2018)
I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain (posted 3/30/2018)
CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY by Amber Rae (posted 3/15/2018)
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (posted 3/1/2018)
IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner (posted 2/15/2018)
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf (posted 2/1/2018)
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (posted 1/18/2018)
HOW I RESIST by Maureen Johnson (posted 1/4/2018)
13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough (posted 12/21/2017)
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (posted 12/6/2017)
SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young (posted 11/28/2017)
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert (posted 11/13/2017)