Red White Royal Blue eBook ô Red White MOBI :Ú

Red White Royal Blue eBook ô Red White MOBI :Ú

Red White Royal Blue ❰Download❯ ➽ Red White Royal Blue Author Casey McQuiston – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk First Son Alex Claremont Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter they’re the White House Trio a beautiful mille First Son Alex Claremont Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter they’re the White House Trio a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother President Ellen Claremont International socialite duties do have downsides—namely when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten AmericanBritish relationsThe plan for damage control staging a fake friendship between the First Son Red White MOBI :Ú and the Prince Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer there’s a soft hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and than one ghost haunting himAs President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations And Henry throws everything into uestion for Alex an impulsive charming guy who thought he knew everything What is worth the sacrifice How do you do all the good you can do And most importantly how will history remember you.


10 thoughts on “Red White Royal Blue

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    ✧ find this review others on my blog ✧Is it possible for your whole body to grin? The answer is hell yesRed White Royal Blue is a story lit up like a beacon to the weary and the lost My heart still swells with so much delight The notion of memory simply fails to adeuately capture the sensation I know the words but none of them really encompass the feeling of deep contentment mixed with the kind of frustration one feels at waking from a sweet dream I promise you that what memories you will keep of this book will warm you in the cold and taste sweet when the world runs sour Do not miss it So what’s this book about? Ah yes The one trope that sings to me the most rivals to “ugh I can’t believe I have to be in the same vicinity as you” to “ugh we're forced to work together to save our countries' reputations but it’s not like I like you or anything” to “wait we actually connect pretty well and have a lot of things in common but don't read too much into it” to “I would lay down both of my kidneys for you but that doesn’t mean anything alright” to “I’ll fistfight the moon for you and kill anyone who dares lay a finger on you” to loversAlex Claremont Diaz the Mexican American first son of the United States tolerates Henry the Prince of England to about the same degree that Henry tolerates him but the claws are never entirely sheathed When one of their verbal sparring matches ends in a “cataclysmically internationally terrible way” Alex and Henry have no choice but to play nice with each other Of course building a friendship with your sworn nemesis is never easy Doing it out of a reluctant sense of obligation is virtually impossible Only neither Alex nor Henry are prepared for when it all ceases being pretend There is no pretending away the momentous thing tentatively taking shape between them Henry has worn at the shell surrounding Alex’s heart with every traded truth every phone call at an ungodly hour and every stolen moment in a hotel room And with every crack it is harder to deny the connection blazing between themYet all the same reality threatens to shatter it all “Do you feel forever about him?”And there’s no room left to agonize over it nothing left to do but say the thing he is known all along “Yeah” he says “I do” Red White Royal Blue is an astonishingly polished debut novel A beguiling story of romance that pulled a smile from a new place in me where so much delight had been waiting in reserve The novel’s warm heart leaped out to my cold one and I held on like I suspected this all of being a dream that’s about to end and leave me falling I found myself drawing out the last 50 pages or so absolutely unable unwilling to let this joyous incredible book goThe rumors are true folks I am a hopeless romanticAll I want is for someone to feel for me some glimmer of what Henry and Alex feel for each other To find that one person who has so much aching tenderness for you who you can talk to and emerge each time a bit less bewildered a bit yourself The one person who will attach the ends of the tightrope from one skyscraper to the next and make you believe that you can make it across even when you can barely place a foot in front of the other who will help you lay the skeins of your life out neatly so there’d be less of a tangle in your heart Just the sheer joy of simply knowing another human beingThere’s such a flood of love spooling out between Henry and Alex tender and joyful and pure I love how Alex had glided into love unaware not knowing if it was love or just a suchlike cousin Then he plummeted and it was unmistakable And all the while Henry has been there with a lit cinder of hope in his gaze and the calm resignation to the inevitable that you’d associate with people aching with the yearning to be loved back When Alex was a kid before anyone knew his name he dreamed of love like it was a fairy tale as if it would come sweeping into his life on the back of a dragon one day When he got older he learned about love as a strange thing that could fall apart no matter how badly you wanted it a choice you make anyway He never imagined it’d turn out he was right both times Henry deserves the world but the world doesn’t deserve him Nothing will ever be hilarious to me than the fact that Henry’s character when translated by Alex’s gaze in the beginning is this unbearably supercilious heir vigorously bearded with an air of having been grudgingly forced into court elegance whose body is hardened into armor and whose smiles are pickled things But then that image uickly melts away revealing this achingly compassionate person whom the stars would be so proud to know their atoms have created someone like himI love Henry so much His entire life he had sailed upon the uiet ripple of his parents’ lives struggling against the confines of family and legacy and creating a life all his own But there was so much gold in him the shine dimmed by years of telling himself there was something wrong with the way he was made The enormity of this burden was so great it almost wore Henry out and it smote my heart But seeing him later embrace the certainty that he’s deserving of compassion and kindness and understanding—it genuinely made me at once gutted and filled with unspeakable tenderness for him I’m so glad Alex was there to help him see the aspects of his being that were in darkness even to him and give him hope before he had even considered hope to be possible “Take anything you want and know you deserve to have it” Speaking of Alex I love him That’s it That’s the whole statementAlex is all fragility with a front of strength He’s exactly how his heart defines him strong gentle and unstoppable His nature is bonfire beaming like a beacon burning like a wildfire out of control He cares and hopes and dreams that with his earnest work and efforts grain by grain the gray would give way to the dream and the sands of the world would shine bright With Alex the author has created such a vibrantly human protagonist whose perspective you can understand and whose candor thoughtful strength humanity and resolve you can admire His journey snagged at my heart and left me feeling like a witness to a very remarkable moment in his life overwhelmed with gratitude for sharing itI also love how the author handles with great aplomb a bisexual character who realizes accepts and embraces his bisexuality in his twenties just as well as they handle the burgeoning romance between him and Henry Even side characters here are just as carefully conceived—I love Alex’s crew so much and there’s not much I wouldn’t give for a spin off series centering each one of themRed White Royal Blue also succeeds with brilliance and verve in addressing issues about racism gender responsibility and ethics I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the cheeky undercurrent flowing through the novel—the arched eyebrow the bold and confiding voice It was all so glorious As glorious at the fact that this book at its heart is a joyful celebration of the people who work so hard to carve out a place for themselves in a world that gives them freely to everyone else—those who are told that their dreams do not match where they came from and would therefore never be realized those who love and believe in spite of odium and condemnation As a ueer Muslim immigrant this meant so much than words could possibly convey Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day I guess And you too I kinda wish people still wrote like that History huh? Bet we could make some This is genuinely one of the best—if not the best—romance novels that I’ve ever read I know I keep saying love is fake but reading this book melted my cold dead heart I’m a believer again And you know what although I have always been incapable of choosing a favorite book I now know that if I had to be stuck on a desert island with only one book to bring with me it would definitely be this one☆ ko fi ★ blog ☆ twitter ★ tumblr ☆


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    ARC provided by St Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review “Is it possible you willfully forgot about the biggest international event of the year because you don’t want to see your arch nemesis?” I honestly do not think that any book has made me happier than Red White Royal Blue ever I laughed I swooned I cried but most importantly I finished the last page and felt such a powerful amount of hope that transcends any amount of words that I could possibly string together for this review This is easily the best debut novel I’ve ever read and I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if it ends up being my favorite book of the entire year First off in this story the characters are living in a world where the President of the United States is a democratic woman who was elected after Obama and her 2020 reelection is uickly approaching And I just need to take a minute to cries forever But this book really focuses on two young men who happen to be very much in the media’s spotlight 247 because of the families they were born into Oh and one of them happens to be the First Son of the President and up until this point he thought he was straight that is until he finally is forced to spend time with his arch nemesis And I’ll be damned but this book made me simultaneously believe in love and believe in America➽ Alexander Gabriel Claremont Diaz The First Son who is uickly realizing that he is bisexual but slowly coming out to those he feels safe with Alex is also biracial Mexican and white and thanks to my beautiful friend Alienor confirmed to have ADHD “Straight people he thinks probably don’t spend this much time convincing themselves they’re straight” ➽ Henry George Edward James Fox Mountchristen Windsor A Prince of England who is closeted gay to many in his family and to all media because he constantly feels the weight of the expectations placed on him by his family and his country “O fathers of my bloodline O ye kings of olde Take this crown from me bury me in my ancestral soil If only you had known the mighty work of thine loins would be undone by a gay heir who likes it when American boys with chin dimples are mean to him” Alex has followed Henry and his fame long before his mother became president But at the start of this novel both men officially meet but uickly get into a very messy predicament at a royal wedding they were both attending which ends up being a PR nightmare for both countries but especially for Alex’s mom who is up for reelection So they are both kind of forced to fake a friendship to appease the press to save face But a fake friendship uickly turns to a romance that leaves both men uestioning what they are willing to risk while the press is always watching “First you’ve been like Draco Malfoy–level obsessed with Henry for years—do not interrupt me—and since the royal wedding you’ve gotten his phone number and used it not to set up any appearances but instead to long distance flirt with him all day every day” I also wanted to make sure that I stated in my review that the author is ueer I believe they ID as bisexual like Alex And even though Alex and Henry are obviously ueer in their mm relationship this book also has such a beautiful and full cast of diverse side characters I’m completely willing to give my life for June Nora Pez and Bea right this very second Like I absolutely loved the side characters in this book Also you all know that I am always here for strong sibling relationships and this book has that in spades Alex’s family in general was everything to me; both of his parents being so supportive and always putting him and his pace first really meant a lot to me and makes me so soft just thinking about it Seriously this book is found family and blood family goals The banter and one liners were perfection This author completely understands what it is like to speak and text in your twenties and they have mastered the craft to perfection I was either cackling like a banshee or clutching my pearls with heart eyes during all of Alex and Henry’s exchanges Also since there is an ocean in between these two they correspond a lot of the time through emails all of which added five years to my life Speaking of those emails the romance in this is just truly a tier above the rest The dynamic that Henry and Alex are forced into and then the new dynamics they are forced to overcome makes for something that you can’t help but root for with everything in your soul Also they are truly polar opposites with their personalities but seeing them together truly feels like you are witnessing soulmates interact I hate to say this but your OTP could never And obviously because of the setup of this novel this book does not shy away from US politics and you should for sure know that going in But the most tears I shed in this book was when Alex talked about what he felt like to be a biracial kid and how America truly is a melting pot of immigrants and how that is something beautiful and should be celebrated not shamed and something that people consider to be a crime This is a book about two men both in their early twenties discovering what they want for their lives and for their countries Both for themselves and together In a world that is cruelly unaccepting to anyone who isn’t white and straight or who are just deemed different They find friendship they find love and they find their voices And to this Filipino American pansexual whose grandparents are both immigrants who a lot of times really struggles to find their own voice it meant the world to me I’ll carry this book with me forever and alwaysOverall this book was just everything I’ve ever wanted Put your library holds and preorders in now because I know that so many readers are not only going to fall in love with this tale but it is going to be one of their favorites for the rest of their lives I promise you it is truly that good and this truly feels like a once in a lifetime book Casey Mcuiston has created something that is going to mean so much to so many readers and this book is going to bring so much joy to our much needed world I’m just forever thankful that I was able to escape into it for a little while while doing everything I can to make my country's 2020 and on just as hopefulBlog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationContent and Trigger Warnings for homophobia always in a negative light talk of racism in media anxiety depiction talk of cancer pancreatic in the past talk of past loss of a loved one talk of past drug use talk of attempted sexual assault very briefly in the past from a very minor side character and in my opinion outing Also this is a New Adult novel so there are many sexual scenes throughout this book even though they are fade to black for the most part ❤ I also gush about this in my February Wrap Up on BookTubeBuddy Read with Kerri from Kerri The Book Belle ❤ ❤ I also read this for Contemporary a thonUPDATE I got to meet Casey see them interviewed by Taylor Jenkins Reid have them sign my book and they are a confirmed angel My Vlog ❤


  3. Angelica Angelica says:

    me awkwardly watching all the raving reviews for this book and being scared to give my pretty negative highly unpopular yet ultimately very honest opinionOk so please don't hate me I'm fragileBut also in all seriousness I didn't like this book I know I know how dare I? Well let me explain to you in detail just how I dare Beware of the long reviewA few months ago everyone was getting ARCs for this book and absolutely everyone was loving it and giving it five stars Obviously I was pretty hyped up for this one as you can imagine I knew I had to read it and I knew just knew that I was going to love the crap out of it It was looking to be one of my favorites of 2019Except that's not really how it all went downI mean don't get me wrong It didn't absolutely suck nor was it the worst book I've ever read It was nice It had its cute moments I actually laughed at some parts I just wanted I wanted a cuteness overload I wanted to fall head over heels into this story I wanted to love these charcters I wanted this to be a five star readIt wasn't ObviouslyI've been reading a bucket load of contemporary romances lately and it's all in the hope that I'll find something to make this cold little heart of mine melt I want something akin to The Hating Game a book that killed me revived me and killed me again twice over because that's how many times I read it in the span of 24 hoursBut alas my search for such a book has proven futile as no other contemporary romance will do And I'm so very sorry to say but Red White Royal Blue didn't even come closeNow to the reviewMaybe this book is heavily overhyped or maybe I'm just a miserable heartless girl Both are possible but either way I had a lot of problems with this book and I'm not gonna pretend otherwiseNo there is no one thing that makes me think the book sucks There is no one major flaw that I can point out and blame for my rating If anything my issues are a series of small things that will surely be overlooked or even praised by the masses when the book is releasedFor starters this book felt to me like it was trying way too hard at timesIf this book were PG it would undoubtedly be turned into a Disney Channel movie down to the unrealistically happy ending where we all pretend the world is made of rainbows cotton candy and unicorn fartsAnd honestly I wouldn't necessarily mind that I love happy endings If the book had been only about romance it would have been fine But the book insisted on shoving politics down my throat and the overidealized ending seemed forced disingenuous and so utterly predictable It also felt like the author was trying to force a political view on usThe world the book shows is what ours would look like through rose colored glasses It's a world where the female president of the United States is a white Texan democrat Where leaked personal emails have no impact on presidential elections Where a royal prince believes empires are the literal devil despite benefiting from the monarchy in every single way possible Where First Son of the US and the British Prince would go everywhere without anyone taking a picture and being surrounded by a million bodyguards Also their affair wouldn't have any global conseuences that would impact international relationships not just between the US and the UK but with every other country as wellIt's also a world where people who don't buy into this PC world are demonized for their beliefs Where if you aren't on board with the particular brand of politics that the author is selling then you might as well be the devil incarnate In the end there are no conseuences to anything It made all the obstacles between the romance seem weak and insubstantial The author put so much focus on the laughable politics that I couldn't help but roll my eyes She tried to tackle racism international relationships homophobia complicated family drama euality imperialism and just about every other social issue currently being talked about all while also trying to deliver a good romanceAnd it didn't workThe politics in this book seemed so forced And so unnecessary They made the book drag on for ages Seriously though there was no need for this book to end up being 432 pages long That's just uncalled forSo yes maybe I am heartless I'm willing to accept that nowThose things I mentioned are ones that a lot of people are undoubtedly gonna find cute People are gonna argue that 'the book doesn't have to be realistic' and I agree It's just so insanely unbelievable and so politically forced that I could help but be incredibly annoyed by it Sorry But also I'm not sorryThis was supposed to be a cute romance about two adorable gay boys falling in love Not a book about idealized political views If it had been only a romance novel I would have liked it although honestly not by muchI liked some of the dialogue I laughed sometimes It was cute But sometimes the characters felt off to me Like they were trying so hard to be relatable and likable that they broke their established characteristics Also the very premise of the book is enemies to lovers and it’s not really even that In the end this book just wasn't for me I think Many of you will love it I'm sure of it I just couldn't love it how I wanted There were too many subplots too many social issues trying to become part of the main story I think a book that did this better was The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue And not to be that person that compares all the gay books but I think that one was better at weaving everything in there in ways relevant to the plot and showing realistic conseuences of the character's choicesI went into this book expecting one thing I got something else instead and in the end I think that's the real problem If I'm honest all the issue I mentioned are things that in a book I enjoyed I might have overlooked Sadly this wasn't that book Hopefully you all have better luck with it and please be respectful of my opinion My issue with the book has nothing to do with the LGBT aspect it has to do with the overall executionAlso just a warning this book is NOT Young Adult It contains explicit sexual content I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my ownFollow Me Here Too My 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  4. Judith Judith says:

    DNF 53%Stand back with the pitchforksThe award for the most over hypedbiggest book disappointment of the yearso fargoes to this bookFirstlylet's address the fact that this book had over 2000 ratingsreviews before it was made available to buyWhat on earth is all that about? Surely that many review copies weren't available? BUT it certainly workedI've never been so interested in reading somethingI mean I've lost count of this appearing on my feed with so many glowing reviewsAnd that's okeach to their ownWe all have different tastes but when a book gets such positively you'd be forgiven for expecting something pretty damn specialwouldn't you?For methis book isn't anything special at allIt's mediocre the characters are flatuninspiredand uite frankly boringAlex at least had something about him but Henry was like a cardboard cut out the writing was all over the place and juvenile at timesThe story jumped from scene to scene with no flow to the storyI lost count of how many times I had to go back and read certain scenes the British stereotyping just annoyed meIt was like the Author googled 'all things British' and decided to include them regardless of whether they workedGrantedif you aren't British this probably wouldn't be an issueBut I amAnd it was the sex scenesFirstly let me say I don't always need graphic sex scenesin fact some of the best romance books I've read haven't had many at allBut what on earth happened hereThey would start off with lots of kissinghands in haira bit of desperation and then nothingLiterallyIt was over and you were kind of told they'd had sexMost of the time I had no idea what they'd actually been up toAndas a resultI felt zero connection or chemistry between themI didn't get them as lovers at allThey just came across as best friends for me I know it's fiction but it's got to be believableAnd this wasn'tI mean these two would float about in restaurantsstay in hotels where no one recognized them This would absolutely not happen with a member of the royal family or with the FSOTUS I'm guessing Where were the bodyguards or paparazzi? enemies to lovers? No it wasn'tThey disliked each other for ridiculous reasons uite frankly a lot of people have mentioned the politicsthankfully I gave up before that got too bad


  5. Colleen Hoover Colleen Hoover says:

    I'm on a cruise right now I saw a few people talking about this book before I left for vacation so I downloaded it I finished it by the second day on my cruise I ignored everyone I didn't even go to trivia because I was enjoying this book so much I wanted to write a review for it when I finished it last week but I only get internet when we're docked and the internet on this ship is99 a minute And to make matters worse it's slooooow so it takes a good fifteen minutes just to get Goodreads to upload But I felt bad not writing a review because I think this book is important and it needs to be read and it's also cute and hot and funny kinda like our cruise director but that's for another day All in all this book cost me a few dollars to buy but this review cost me about 20 to leave so someone start a GoFundMe please kthxbye #WorthIt


  6. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    Re read 52419 cries in gay Alex Henry forever and ever and ever and ever and ever Original read 22119 It may only be February but I’m calling it now this will be my #1 favorite book of the year Possibly even of all time???? This is all I’ve ever wanted in a UEER AS FUCK romance and my heart is soaring Alex Henry are the OTP of my dreams and I will never ever be over them Casey Mcuiston is a national treasure and needs to be protected at all costs bc I want to read their ueer romances for the rest of my life God fucking bless America Also I would DIE for Nora


  7. Kai Kai says:

    if this book doesn't receive the same epic treatment as Crazy Rich Asians I'm going to sue Hollywood


  8. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Make some noise for the winner of best romance and debut novel categories Alex and Henry you’re so adorable and I enjoyed every word about this amazing couple’s poignant uniue memorable love storyYayyyyyy💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿CLAP CLAP CLAP My three S letter words summarize my feelings about this book SPECTACULAR SPLENDID SPECIALNo need to attend an auction I’m shaken I’m smiling my feelings are everywhere and my mind already flew to the moon It’s another five gazillion stars and I think so far one of my best romance readings of 2019I cried my eyes out and exceeded my sighing record with 428 sighs At least 200 times I hit my forehead for waiting too long to read this powerful emotional lovely story I loved challenging poignant sincere story telling and of course the characterization is so good than I expected I don’t know which hero I loved the most But I think Alex stole my heart from the first pagesLet’s meet with our lovely heroes Alex Claremont Diaz Filipino American first son of the US Amen to that and Henry the Prince of the United Kingdom At first they barely tolerate each other exchanging a few ugly words and then they realize they’re acting immature because they created a real PR fiasco at the royal wedding So they need to form a fake friendship ASAP for the sake of political balances between the countries And of course as you can imagine their pretending relationship turned into something special something even melting the heart of the cruelest bitch aka me Even you’re not human coming from an outer planet you still feel deeply for this beautiful couple and shed some tears What I like about this book This is not only an amazing heartbreaking and tear jerker romance between Alex and Henry there are amazing supporting characters you could easily relate with them It is impossible to want to cuddle Nora and not admire her so much And we shouldn’t forget Bea Pez and June This book is about siblings family dynamics bounding devoted friendship diversity freedom of thought diaspora politics searching for your true identity and path in your life It’s effective poignant heartbreaking compelling genuine and honest It’s about two boys in twenties discovering their expectations from the life love and doing something best for the benefits of their own countries which is a uiet burden for their uniue flawless real relationship because we live in a word full of stereotyped judgmental thoughts affect to express our real opinions honest thoughts Especially Alex’s great struggle for expressing himself finding his place in the world as a pansexual young man coming from immigrated Filipino family is the most meaningful effective and crucial part of the book which hurt my heart deeply Well done Casey Mcuiston The author honestly knows how to create a soul brushing heart stealing harmony It was fantastic debut journey Cannot wait to read from the author’s work


  9. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Happy Pride Month y'all Click the booktube link to check out my favorite PRIDE booksThe Written Review picks up book Oh? This looks cute 20 pages later FCK I'll die for this ship Last pages No book will ever be the same ps Am I the only one who picked up on the audiobook'scconstant mispronunciation of David Bowie's name??It's Boh wie not Bah wie Evidence


  10. Kiki Kiki says:

    Not for me That’s an understatement I get that a lot of people loved this and I can see why It has its charms and I’m sure that for a lot of people it was a fun escape I can respect that But I am clearly not the intended audience for this It’s a diatribe of smug naive American exceptionalism against a stereotyped sterilised Anglocentric image of the UK that masuerades as anti monarchist but ultimately worships the royal family as an institution The author clearly knows nothing about how the UK works “Prime Minister of England” or about its culture people in the streets waving “the Union Jack” and Alex wanting to scream at this stupid country while he's standing in the middle of a fucking NHS hospital ward yet this book presents itself as some kind of authority on contemporary issues Our supposedly woke prince makes a tasteless joke about waterboarding and fawns over famed coloniser James I while no actual current issues are touched upon in any substantial way It only chews and chews on stupid irrelevant uips about the monarchy’s bloody history as if the UK is trapped in some kind of time slip preventing it from progressing beyond the 17th century as if anyone here could possibly give a white hot daily shite about some dead king while there are actual real things happening What real things? Brexit maybe or poor and injured people dying on Universal Credit or Scottish separatism or the revolving door at parliament or the Grenfell Tower atrocity or systemic transphobia or rising anti immigrant sentiment or Trident or cackling Tories looking to peddle the NHS for a fast uid or the verging extinction of multiple native species of wildlife To boot it touts the crown as some kind of political body which it isn’t simultaneously ignoring the fact that the monarch is actually a religious leader as supreme governor of the Church of England This book wants to be patted on the back for being “current” without actually knowing anything about anything I can't believe I bought this with my CONTACTLESS Visa card no lessSimilarly the main character is a rude judgemental insufferable arsehole and the narrative tickles him under the chin for it He is not only ignorant but also outwardly cruel all of his “humour” being at the expense of others and usually behind their backs His claim about wanting to make the world a better place made me laugh out loud The central relationship had some cute moments but was highly unrealistic and dysfunctional Let me tell you something a person who invites you into their bed in your most vulnerable state and then proceeds to say things like “fuck you you’re insufferable you’re the worst I hate you you’re a bastard” is not worth your time It’s disrespectful and for me personally it was very uncomfortable to read The “good vs evil” dichotomy of American politics particularly the glorification of two party politics also left a horrible taste in my mouth I am not against heavy critiues of reprehensible Republican policies far far from it but ignoring the historical corruption also present amongst the Democratic party and presenting them as some kind of untouchable perfectly woke force for good is utterly disingenuous If you’re going to talk about politics at least do it honestly I'm never ever going to be interested in narratives of good vs evil and in this political climate especially when you're barging into foreign politics and using the names and brands of real political parties this rose tinted outlook is totally unhelpful and foolish To put the cherry on the top there is a lot of shallow talk about how terrible empire is as a concept fair enough and absolutely true but with no self awareness whatsoever The fact that America also has an empire is uickly handwaved Apparently crimes against humanity are only bad when other people do them Aside from all of this there are some fun moments but only if you have a high tolerance for cheesiness The writing is mostly serviceable but there are also sentences like this “They grew up made to talk about their feelings a lot” Jesus christ It’s a no from me


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