book review & mood board – red, white & royal blue by casey mcquiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston


★★★★★

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, genius—his 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.

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book review – the dragon warrior by katie zhao

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

happy chung yeung festival!

before i begin my post, i’d like to extend a huge thank you to shealea @ shut up, shealea for being the absolute best and devoting so much time to promoting diverse literature ♡ i’ve been following shealea and her blog tours for some time now, and this is the first time i’m participating in one. thank you so much, shealea and bloomsbury publishing, for letting me host a review stop! i can’t wait to share my love of the dragon warrior by katie zhao with you all. 🙂

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book review – the dark lord clementine by sarah jean horwitz

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz


★★★★

The new face of big evil is a little . . . small.
Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day the Dark Lord Elithor is cursed by a mysterious rival.
Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. As Clementine forms her first friendships, discovers more about her own magic than she ever dared to explore, and is called upon to break her father’s code of good and evil, she starts to question the very life she’s been fighting for. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn’t want to be dark after all?

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