From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
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 those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, Eliza 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.
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
About the Author
Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel and the Summer on East End series. Her Blue Bloods series has sold over three million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network.
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I know this isnt the musical but its still their story. I love it sooooo much ~ShyArtist
This book is one of the best books I've read. I've read it three times and all three I couldn't seem to put it down. I 10/10 recommend it to anyone. Love it!
I couldn't put this book down- loved it!
I am suprised that there are not alot of revews though i didnt know that this existed a month ago. But anyway this book is so good if you like hamilton it is sure to catch your eye and its so good i cant put it down. If you think you know hamilton but havent read this think again and i really hope more people read!
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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 history side of the story is dull, dense, and info dumpy. I skimmed through a lot of it because I was bored. I kept reading because I expected something amazing to happen and yet I never found it. Oh and FYI: [there's a scene where Eliza gets assaulted by her fiancé before Alex breaks it up. I feel like there could have been a better way to break up the engagement, but whatever. (hide spoiler)] I'm sure people will love it, it just wasn't for me. **Huge thanks to G.P. Putnam and Sons for providing the arc free of charge**
why is it even fiction they were real people