Their romance shaped a nation. The rest was history.
1777. Albany, New York.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Book
First Published: 07/09/2017 This Edition: 07/09/2017
Date Started: 08/09/2017 Date Finished: 08/09/2017
My Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
I asked via NetGalley for a e-copy of this book which I got approved for, in exchange for an honest review.
Alex and Eliza is Melissa’s book on the famous musical Hamilton, now before I read this book, I knew absolutely nothing about Hamilton or it’s history. But this doesn’t matter when it comes to reading this book whatsoever. I enjoyed it just the same and now I actually want to see it, to see what the difference is between this book and the play. I’ve seen a lot on Goodreads to say that this book is absolutely nothing like the play.
The book is about how Alex and Eliza actually met and the events up until they got married. Melissa wrote this book because she was inspired by the musical and her daughter actually wanted to know more about Alex and Eliza, so she did a lot of research about Hamilton and then therefore wrote this book which from what I’ve read it is its own book and not apart of the musical. It is done from two points of view, Alex’s and Eliza’s (obviously), in the third person.
This was a quick read for me, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would like to know more about them, so I might look into more about Hamilton as some people are saying that this book is not historical accurate and that it doesn’t include a lot of things because it is only about a part of their life, and I would like to form my own opinion on this part.
I liked reading about Eliza and Alex and all the other character’s that were introduced including Eliza’s sisters and aunt! I do recommend this book and this is definitely a book that I would reread one day, so wether or not you’ve seen Hamilton or don’t know anything about it, this won’t affect you reading this book at all. If you wish to find out more about this book I will leave links below to Goodreads and certain retailers.