Book Review

Book Review || Red, White & Royal Blue

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“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is incredible. A perfect debut novel for Casey McQuiston. This story follows the story about A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.

My heart is so full. I never read a book that consists of so much hope, laugh, and love. There is no page that is boring. I literally laughed, blushed, and fell in love. THIS BOOK IS MADE UP OF SUGAR! 

“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.”

I WILL DIE FOR THIS SHIP! ALEX IS SO IN LOVE HE COULD DIE! AND SO IS HENRY! Oh my heart is overflowing with love right now. I swooned and sighed many times, even got saddened and stressed when the affliction came. This book is a perfect romantic comedy novel. 

Can we appreciate that this book gave us diverse side characters! They all unique! Especially to the Super Six. I am willing to give my life for them. Alex and Henry are so lucky to have friends like them. Also, CLAREMONT-DIAZ fam is such a family goal! Both of Alex’s parents are so accepting and loving. Both of them are so supportive and keeping up their pace. It puts me in awe. I love it when he outed as bisexual and confessed that he’s in a relationship with Henry, the Prince of England, and the only that matters is how is he handling the situation. June and Alex have a strong sibling-relationship! I’m a sucker for them! 

I really appreciate that it doesn’t only focus only on personal relations but also on the nations. How their actions can build or destroy each other. It also discusses issues like immigrants, and we should not be ashamed of it, we must celebrate it. 

For me, this book is like a Jane Austen novel with a modern twist. What he ran to London just to see him? Yes. Kissed in the garden? Yes. Enemies to friends to lovers? Yes. 

I felt such a powerful amount of hope between Alex and Henry. It just screams. 

“America: He is my choice.”

I’m melting.

Overall, this book is everything. Certainly one of my favorite books. *chef’s kiss. Well done Casey!

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WWW Wednesday

Hello, lovelies! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! How’s your week going? I recently had my flu shot. Oh my, it hurts so bad! I really hate needles. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy my entry!

1.WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

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This book is breathe of fresh air for me. It follows the story about a mysterious woman named Athena or Sherine, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. I’m looking forward to finishing this book because as you read through it, you also find yourself reflecting.

2. WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
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I so so so love this book! It’s a perfect debut book! I laughed, cried, fell in love with all the characters of this book! I highly recommend this book! 5 stars!

3.WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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This is the second part of the Arc of Scythe Trilogy. I finish Scythe last week. You can see my review here! I’m excited to follow the journey of Rowan and Citra!


That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave your thoughts about it!

Thank you lovelies!

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Journal || When it rains, it reminds me of you.

Hello, lovelies! It’s been a week since I’ve posted. This will be a short journal.

It’s been a hard week for me. My pet cat died and I didn’t handle it well. She was a few weeks old when we rescued her from the storm. She was in a box, alone. Her name was ‘Ulan’ a Tagalog term meaning rain in English.

I love her so much. No days come by that I don’t miss her. I always believe that all animals go to heaven so that I won’t get sad when an animal dies especially in unfortunate ways.

To Ulan, I hope you’re doing great. When it rains, it reminds me of you. You made rain a bittersweet memory of you. 

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WWW Wednesday

Hello, lovelies! It’s my first time doing WWW Wednesday, a meme revived by a blogger Taking on a World of Words. I found this tag to Soph’s Book World. Check out her blog. I really love it. Here is her entry.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYBODY!! I hope you my lovelies are doing well!!!

1.WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Scythe by by Neal Shusterman

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I really love this book. It’s about a world without hunger, disease, or death; basically, they conquered immortality. Due to an increasing population “Scythes” are the ones who can take life to control the size of the population. It’s a very interesting concept because it makes you think of “What if we did conquer death. Must we kill? Sacrifice?” I love that this story also comes with conscience and foreshadowing politics.

Even though i haven’t finished the book/series yet. I highly recommend it.

2. WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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I love this book! I rated it 5 stars! I got a lot to say but just wait for my review! 😘 All I can say for now is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!

3.WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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I will read this book! 100% sure! It is in my currently-reading shelf in Goodreads. I am looking forward to reading this book because I’ve seen good reviews about it.


That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave your thoughts about it!

Thank you lovelies!

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Journal || The reason why I consider books as a luxury

Hello, lovelies! I will share a topic that some of you might relate to; books are a luxury. For me, books are so expensive. I always take care of it, never drew a line, or fold its page as a sign of bookmark. It’s like a baby to me. I value a book because, for me, it is expensive.

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I have a few reasons.

  1. I don’t come from a family that buys stuff besides what is necessary. And for that, books are considered wants.
  2. Books are so expensive here in the Philippines. A book’s minimum price is at Php 300. That sh*t is expensive. Most of the book I would love to read is at Php 400+. I know there are second-hand books, eBooks (some), blah blah blah. STILL EXPENSIVE! 
  3. Another thing, the place where I live have limited book stores and no public libraries to request a book! 

Those are the main reasons why I consider a book a luxury and why I small number of reads within a year. Last year, my goal was two books a year. But this year my goal is ten. Thanks to hoarding and gifts from my family and friends. 

Buying books isn’t normal in our family. I started reading when I was in 7th grade. It was introduced to me and I got addicted to it. When I said addicted, meaning I didn’t eat lunch for a week just to buy a book because I simply could not afford them. Good thing that I have friends that lend me books and helped me save money in a good way. I’m very thankful to them. 

I love reading. I do. It delivers you to a different world. It also has the capability to change one’s life and it puts you into a new perspective. It’s an enlightenment. A gift to society. 

So what do you think lovelies? Do you agree or disagree? Have any thoughts? Let’s have a discussion! Leave a comment!

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