Not many things are known of the private life of authoress Casey McQuiston. For one, we know that Casey is a notable, able author from the United States of America. Casey writes primarily in the romance genre.
The Upbringing of McQuiston
Casey McQuiston was raised in the southern parts of Louisiana, in the United States of America. Casey acquired her degree in the field of journalism from Louisiana State University. Accordingly, Casey worked for a time in the magazine publishing industry. She, however, gave that up and took up writing full-time.
Casey, herself, is an openly professed bisexual person, sometimes even going so far as to call herself queer. Casey also utilizes both the ‘they’ and the ‘she’ pronouns, elaborating that she is very left-leaning, in terms of politics.
Casey’s Reading Preferences
The favorite books of Casey are the following – The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde; The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid; and, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling.
At the present moment, Casey resides in New York City, New York. With all of that said, what we’d like to do now is to give our book review.
Red, White & Royal Blue Book
Authoress Casey McQuiston’s wonderful novel is truly one of the greatest romances of our time. It was published merely a year ago, in 2019. We enjoyed the book very much, we even covered it in our selection of the best romance books ever!
The main characters in the story are Alex Claremont-Diaz and Henry. A tame, normal life was what Alex Claremont-Diaz was accustomed to living right up until his mother was inaugurated as the President of the United States of America. Once his mother became the POTUS, Alex began to be revered as a kind of royal person.
The Clash From the Start
By himself, Alex is a beautiful young man, full of qualities, enthusiastic, genius at times, and he is one charismatic youngster! With these things in mind, the White House comes to see Alex as a chance to market him to the world. All of their intentions, aims, and wishes, are thrown the deep end once word gets out that Alex doesn’t much like how the United Kingdom’s Prince Henry acts.
It doesn’t take long for the tabloids, media, and everyone and their mothers to get pictures of Henry and Alex’s confrontation when the two got into a bit of a scuffle. As one can expect, the respective royal families don’t much like how things are shaping up, so they have to work together to ensure the world that Alex and Henry aren’t actually enemies.
As we’ve come to suppose, damage control is something that the world’s governments adore, and it always seems to be in hand’s reach in their lofty arsenal.
A Hasty Attempt to Save Face
The two, Alex and Henry, come to an agreement that they can’t have their families in the media’s limelight for too long so they opt to appear as chummy friends who had a small falling out. What would follow is something wholly and completely unexpected; if one had told them beforehand what would happen, they’d dismiss it as a nonsensical, even insane statement.
As it happens, Alex and Henry, once they get to know each other a bit more, begin to fall head over heels for each other. Before you know it, they’re in a frenzied, fiery relationship and worrying about being seen by the media again…
While the First Son Alex and Prince Henry of Wales began as mortal enemies, they soon turn into lovebirds. The story delves into the troubles that are brewing because of the fact that Alex, for one, is very politically active and charged. He thinks that if he were to be seen with Henry in the full light of their relationship by the world, he, and his mother Ellen, would surely lose their political standing in the eyes of the public.
The relationship that the two enjoy is an unabashedly magical one. While we can’t say that there aren’t a few fluffy bits, some politics here and there, an inordinate amount of alcohol, and all that, there are still a lot of immaculate, wonderful, touching moments that bring the reader into the world of love and intrigue that Henry and Alex live in.
Who Is the Novel For?
The emotions that one feels as he or she reads about the family dynamics and what their respective friends and acquaintances feel about their relationship make one swoon with joy and awe. Characters like Nora, June, Pez, and Bea, are once in a lifetime people that one, upon meeting them, should make sure that they never leave his life by an unhappy volition.
The book will make you laugh, make you feel odd, maybe even cringe at moment; it will make you sad, make you tear up, make you sweat, but most of all, it will make you love the way that Casey McQuiston writes.
It is no happenstance or accident that we chose this particular book for our review. We believe that Casey’s novel is one of the most progressive, endearing, and heartfelt romance novels in the last decade or so. Those are, in fact, the reasons that we chose Red, White & Royal Blue for our book review. It is just that gosh darn good.
Casey McQuiston has been reported to be writing a new novel, named One Last Stop. It is expected to be released sometime next year.