Recommended Reads for Fans of Red, White, & Royal Blue

Are you as obsessed with Red, White & Royal Blue as we are? These top picks are perfect for your next read!

King is Dead

The King is Dead by Benjamin Dean

James is crowned king at the tender age of seventeen, and his life irrevocably changes. When James’ boyfriend suddenly goes missing, threatening envelopes appear in the palace, and gossip and scandals that only he knows are leaked to the public.

This royal read is full of scandalous secrets, rollercoaster romances and endless twists and turns.

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What a Desi Girl Wants

What a Desi Girl Wants by Sabina Khan

Mehar hasn’t been back to India to visit her father, who is Indian royalty, since she was four. While she hates his new socialite fiancé, Mehar barely cares once she meets Sufiya, her grandmother’s assistant. Though they come from totally different worlds, their friendship slowly starts to blossom into something more…

Indian royalty, glitz and glamour, and a tender LGBTQ+ romance – What a Desi Girl Wants is perfect for any fan of Red, White & Royal Blue.

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Six Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did)

Six Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) by Tess Sharpe

“Six fun facts about Penny and Tate: 1. They’ve known each other their whole lives 2. Their moms are best friends 3. They are DEFINITELY NOT friends 4. They keep almost kissing 5. They don’t talk about it 6. Thanks to their moms, they’re moving in together…

This slow burn, will-they-won’t-they queer romance will hook you from the first page, and leave you thinking about Penny and Tate for days after.

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Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is revealing the darkest secrets of two students.

Unputdownable and utterly compulsive, this high-octane thriller takes a powerful look at institutionalised racism.

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If This Gets Out

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

Ruben and Zach are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

This book wrestles with the struggles of newfound fame, and the pressure of keeping your identity hidden.

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Cinderella Is Dead

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Sophia knows the story of Cinderella off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball… are forfeit.

This electrifying twist on the classic fairytale will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams.

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