Alex and Eliza

Alex and Eliza

Melissa de la Cruz / Sep 19, 2020
Alex and Eliza Their romance shaped a nation The rest was history 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
  • Title: Alex and Eliza
  • Author: Melissa de la Cruz
  • ISBN: 9781524739621
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 fledgTheir 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.
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      • Melissa de la Cruz

        Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of many critically acclaimed and award winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.Her books for adults include the novel Cat s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue in chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files Adventures in Four inch heels and Faux Pas.She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl and Seventeen She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E and FoxNews.Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart She majored in art history and English at Columbia University and minored in nightclubs and shopping.She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.

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    1. 11 2 16 I WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED UNTIL I READ THIS BOOKNO, I M NOT WILLING TO WAIT FOR ITWHEN I TALK ABOUT WANTING THIS BOOK NONSTOP, EVERYONE WILL SAY, WE KNOW I HOPE I CAN STAY ALIVE AFTER FINISHING ITI JUST WANT TO READ THIS BOOK THAT WOULD BE ENOUGHWHEN DID THIS NEWS COME OUT WHAT D I MISS AFTER THIS BOOK, WHAT COMES NEXT I WON T BE ABLE TO SAY NO TO BUYING THIS BOOKI WON T TAKE A BREAK WHILE READING THIS BOOK


    2. Ok, I should probably preface this by saying that I have never seen heard that Hamilton musical But that also means I was able to approach this as a regular historical YA romance and just look at the story as it is I didn t have any preconceived ideas about how the characters should be, so my take on it might be slightly different.I ended up really enjoying this book The author had to take some creative freedom with Alex and Eliza s lives, but I liked what she came up with The story mostly spans [...]


    3. WOAH, WOAH, WOAH HOLD UP IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS A YA RETELLING OF HAMILTON FUCK YES, I NEEDED THIS YESTERDAY.


    4. 2.5 5 stars I would be giving this book two stars, as it was so incredibly boring, but it was full of Hamilton references and that alone bumps it up a star Overall, this book almost put me asleep multiple times This was not written by Lin Manuel Miranda, and, for some reason, my heart was expecting it was In other words, this is nothing like Hamilton If you hope to enjoy it, then I would suggest should disconnecting both stories from your mind and see them as separate entities I didn t I should [...]


    5. I will admit that everything I know about Hamilton I ve learned from LMM, and perhaps that s my own downfall going into this book I wanted to love this so much I wanted to see the delicious banter that is hinted at in the musical Instead, Angelica comes across as bitter, Peggy insipid, and Eliza naive I saw nothing of the smart, charismatic girls I was expecting Yes, the moments between Alex and Eliza are eventually sweet, there is a lot of book to get through before those moments happen The his [...]


    6. This is honestly a really hard book for me to rate and review I have a lot of mixed feelings so it s hard for me to decide on a solid rating.Now first off to clarify, this is not a rip off of Hamilton the musical The inspiration for this came from the author seeing the musical, but it tells an entirely different story This is just what the title says, a love story However, it s a different love story than the one we see in Hamilton the musical which I will be just referring to as Hamilton from h [...]


    7. Exquisite A truly great and very endearing love story The honor, self sacrifice, and era are reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice I was not expecting to love it so much A must read if you re a Jane Austen fan


    8. DNF at 1 3 of the way through.I think I ll try this one again in the future but I m really disappointed by this The writing is not good at all The inner monologue and explanations of the Revolutionary War is really dry and the dialogue is eye rolling and vapid There is absolutely no charm behind Hamilton or Eliza s characters and De La Cruz, so far, has really not fleshed them out at all I think my love for the musical is blinding me to enjoying this book because the versions of those characters [...]


    9. BEFORE READING I don t know shit about Hamilton But I m interested SIGN ME UPAFTER READING I still don t know shit about Hamilton You re probably like, Wtf does that make sense Yes, I don t know shit but you can t blame me This book was straight up info dump It just never ended I found myself fighting off sleep like I couldn t pay attention AND I JUST SJHJSHJHJABMBMHSKHSKJHSJKS I was supposed to like this because I wanted to understand the big hype over this Hamilton dude I ended up skimming maj [...]



    10. Wow I really enjoyed this I m a huge Hamilton fan, and let me be clear this is completely different than the musical, but still really enjoyable.Full review to comeE READING THOUGHTS Alexander HamiltonHis name is Alexander HamiltonAnd there s a million things he hasn t doneBut just you waitJust you wait



    11. Disclaimer this review was written while listening to Hamilton Of course Who do you think I am Trigger warnings sexual assault, forced marriage, she asked for it I really liked it I had read so many mix reviews, I didn t expect to actually enjoy the book, enjoy at the point of giving it at least 4 stars But I did.Though I thought the story would cover of their time together, I enjoyed seeing they came to fall in love.So I checked, and the infos in this book are pretty accurate well history spea [...]


    12. this book had me helplesssssss from the start would highly highly recommend to all hamilton fans, as it left me ber satisfied.


    13. A YA Hamilton retelling ish Can yougetany better after reading it was cute, but not amazing I ll be posting a full review soon


    14. 3.5 Going into this, I wasn t entirely sure what to expect I ve not watched Hamilton the musical although I adore the soundtrack and have listened to the album uncountable times neither do I have much knowledge of American history, as it s not something that was covered in my history classes in the uk Therefore, I didn t have many preconceptions of what this story would entail I also can t be sure how historically accurate this was or where the facts finished and the creative liberties started N [...]


    15. I just saw the tagline for this, and now I m annoyed e rest was historyNo, this is not history This is make believe I was excited about this because, after becoming obsessed with the musical, I went on to read the Ron Chernow biography of Alexander Hamilton last summer Chernow is clearly a great admirer of Eliza as well Alexander, and the introduction is all about her in her final years Eliza was an amazing woman, but she did in fact destroy most of her letters and any diaries prior to his affai [...]


    16. This was a really cute story I am not usually a reader that looks for historical romances but I love this author so wanted to read it as soon as I heard she was releasing a new book I enjoyed it immensely As some one who is not into historical romances I do not really pay any mind to historical accuracy.


    17. i really really loved this book i m not sure how accurate it is to history but as a HUGE fan of Hamilton the musical i knew that i was going to love this and i did




    18. Trigger warnings war, attempted rape, medical procedures.It should surprise literally none of you that this was one of my most anticipated books of the year, because I am the Queen of Hamiltrash and I bow to no one So when I saw that there was a YA book about Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler s romance coming out, I was S.O.L.D Except This is honestly one of the most boring books I ve ever read Like, it drags on and on and ON and deals with so much random other stuff that was happening that [...]


    19. This one I picked up on a whim at work when I wasn t in the mood for my current reads I was just scanning the shelves, thinking Pick Something when I came to this book I remembered hearing about this one briefly and GR having a couple giveaways for it but other than that, I didn t know much about it Reading the summary on the jacket, I figured What the hell and decided to take a chance on it.I loved the vibe this one had going for it reminded me of My Lady Janein that way only this one I liked a [...]


    20. DNF 25%While the narrator was fine, there is nothing she could do to save this book I think reading a textbook might be enjoyable than reading this book The writing is really clich and uninspired The story is really slow and melodramatic, and considering the subject matter, it shouldn t be this way This is the only time I ve seen Hamilton depicted as inarticulate, and it s painful


    21. I was pleasantly surprised by this one I had pretty low expectations, and it s only because the arc arrived on my doorstep that I decided to pick it up.While it wasn t prize winning literature, it was really fun and easy to just sit down and read I was delighted by the slightly old fashioned writing, and all of the descriptions of dresses and manors and wigs were just fun Sort of like a sillier knock off of Pride Prejudice The history elements included were interesting to follow along with, and [...]


    22. I personally didn t really like Eliza as a character in Hamilton which, I know, isn t a true representation of her, but will this be either THOUGH, I m so excited for this and need it as badly as I need a burrito very badly.


    23. 3.5 rounded to 4In the midst of the American Revolution, the Schuyler family throws a ball Colonel Alexander Hamilton is on the guest list Though he has some rather unfortunate news to deliver, he is none the less happy to be there When he gets the opportunity to dance with Eliza Schuyler one of the three Schuyler daughters , he is awe struck by her presence Thus begins a legendary love story.Once upon a time, I took AP US history in highschool and studied the American Revolution in depth Fastfo [...]


    24. This book makes me angry Not because it s a YA re telling of how Alexander Hamilton met Eliza Schuyler but because it s so poorly researched I m a history major who has the major interest in the American Revolution So learning about the war, and the people who played either central roles or roles in general, comes as a second nature Also being a history major alone means I spend a lot of my time researching and I understand how researching can get But if you re writing a historical fiction novel [...]


    25. 3.5 starsI might be a little biased because I love the Hamilton musical so much but I really enjoyed Alex and Eliza Musical aside, I thought this was such a fun historical fiction and you don t have to be a fan of the Hamilton musical to enjoy this book I wasn t sure what to expect with Alex and Eliza but this book was actually way better than I thought it would be I haven t been a big fan of the Melissa de la Cruz books I ve read in the past but this was the best book I ve read from her by far. [...]


    26. Actual rating 3.5 I know some people don t like this author s writing but I m not one of them I ve loved this author since I read her Blue Blood series like a decade ago Goddess I feel old I just checked the page for Blue Bloods and it has been a decade I can t even believe that Time flies when you re sick I guess Anyway, read the Blue Bloods if you haven t, it s a wonderful series.Anyway, that being said, I like this author s writing and after finishing Sad Perfect, I needed a light and fluffy [...]


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