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.
My review - Okay, if you're like me you are probably obsessed with Hamilton...bought tickets for the show? I have. I started listening to the soundtrack last year and it is still one of my favourites. I was so excited to see Melissa was bringing out this book. I adore Eliza and I really love their love story.
If you don't Hamilton then, Alexander Hamilton was one of Americas founding fathers. Hamilton is the story of his rise and fall. This book is about his love story. How he met Eliza and how they fell in love.
I really enjoyed this book. I love anything to do with these people and Melissa has done a fantastic job. I was gripped from the beginning and couldn't put it down. I felt I was there with them both and just cheering them on.
Eliza is one of my favourites and Melissa really did both of these characters justice. It was so fun, full of loveable characters, drama and so much more. I recommend having Hamilton on in the background whilst reading.
A brilliant book from Melissa and a perfect read for all the Alex & Eliza shippers out there!