Did you know that Melissa de la Cruz also wrote The Witches of East End and the Descendants series? This book is a bit different for her: it’s about the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
In a nutshell, I liked the book. It was well written and well-researched. Still, I didn’t find myself completely committing to the characters, and though I normally gobble up book series, desperate to know what happens in the impending novels, I haven’t yet picked up books two and three in this one.
Per the book’s description on Amazon:
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.