What To Read If You Loved Red, White & Royal Blue
Read these books after watching "Red, White & Royal Blue"Wondering what to read to fill the void after finishing the movie? Here are 5 books to read to give you the same feelings as “Red, White & Royal Blue.”“A Marvellous Light” by Freya Marske is like “Red, White & Royal Blue” meets “Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrel,” a magic-infused murder mystery romance set in an alternative Edwardian England.“This Is How You Lose the Time War” by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone is a science fiction novella, in which two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions go head to head.“The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen” by KJ Charles is a swashbuckling regency romance with the intrigue of a gothic “Scandal” and Bridgerton.“Boyfriend Material” by Alexis Hall is a contemporary British romantic comedy involving opposites attracting and fake dating.“A Taste of Gold and Iron” by Alexandra Rowland is a fantasy book where a queer romance unfolds amongst dangerous politics in a world reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire. Happy reading, everyone!
The Red, White & Royal Blue CastRed, White & Royal Blue," is finally being adapted for film. Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López is set to direct the adaptation for Amazon Studios. McQuiston's novel will star Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Henry and Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex Claremont-Diaz. The great Uma Thurman will play President Ellen Claremont! Queer readers are ecstatic for this 2019 book to come to life on screen. The novel follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of United States President Ellen Claremont, who has a secret feud with Prince Henry, the grandson of the Queen of England. When the paparazzi snaps an incriminating photo of Henry and Alex fighting, both families decide the only solution is to stage a fake friendship that the public will believe. But as the two spend more time together, a secret romance begins to unfold. Are the two strong enough to reveal their love to the public?
Book club readyFable moderator Marissa (@marissasbooks_ on TikTok) gushed over the perfection of McQuiston's books and chose a McQuiston book as an early read for her club.Marissa founded Mar's Diverse Book Club to promote diversity in reading.
"I think it is always very important to read POC and lgbtq+ books," she explained in an interview with Fable. "Diversity in literature helps in so many ways. It helps people feel seen as who they are and, in turn, helps others to understand experiences that they might not have."Marissa added that when we limit what kinds of books we read, we are missing out on important voices. "If we only ever read books of straight, white, cis-gender people, we are almost erasing so many diverse groups whose voices also deserve to be heard. Representation can show people that 'Hey, it's possible to be gay, trans, etc., and that's okay.' I think that's a very important thing."Marissa also explained why McQuiston's work has touched so many readers."Casey McQuiston is truly my favorite author," Mar told us. "Their first book, 'Red, White & Royal Blue,' helped me in a rough time, and it is still one of my favorite books to this day. I have read all of their books, so naturally, I had been anticipating 'I Kissed Shara Wheeler' ever since it was announced. I knew it would have great diversity (as all her books do), and everyone else in the book club could all share our thoughts at the same time."
"I really do think everyone should read Casey’s works. They are unapologetically queer books written by a queer author and the best way I can describe them is that they feel like home. "Lesbian, Trans, Gay, Bi, Non-binary, the list goes on and on. "Casey’s books describe very well the experience of being a queer person," she concluded. "I feel like they could also help people who don’t quite understand LGBTQ+ identities, understand a little more."
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More Casey McQuiston books on Fable
Red, White & Royal BlueBy Casey McQuiston
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.
One Last StopBy Casey McQuiston
Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.
I Kissed Shara WheelerBy Casey McQuiston
Fierce, funny, and frank, Casey McQuiston's I Kissed Shara Wheeler is about breaking the rules, getting messy, and finding love in unexpected places.