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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ALEX & ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz / Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway #alexandeliza

Hello and welcome to the next stop in the ALEX & ELIZA blog tour, hosted by Penguin Teen. If you're a Hamilton fan, this is a book you'll definitely want to pick up. If you're not a Hamilton fan, you'll still want to pick up this book. It's a Melissa de la Cruz book, so you know it will be good! Below you'll find my review, and a giveaway you won't want to miss! 


By: Melissa de la Cruzy
Published by: Penguin Teen
Released on: April 11th, 2017 - TODAY
Purchase from: The Publisher Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 stars
An arc/copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza 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 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.

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. 

An epic romance, unforgettable characters, and vividly detailed historical that makes you feel like you stepped back into the 1700's. Melissa de la Cruz gave me everything I love in historical YA romances. I absolutely loved the way she wrote Alex and Eliza. Theirs is an epic romance that spans a number of years, and sees much change both in the characters, and all that our country went through at this time. I absolutely love the banter between the two of them, and watching them fall in love. 

I was hooked from the moment Alex & Eliza first met, and didn't stop rooting for them until the very end. From their first meeting at the ball, to the years of courtship, there's something about the way Alex and Eliza is written that makes them effortlessly come to life. They literally feel larger than the pages their story is written on. These two were definitely meant to be. 

This is a book that feels like I literally stopped back into the 1700's. I can't even imagine the amount of research that Melissa put into this book. I absolutely loved it. I love the way this book is written. It's full of vivid, detailed imagery. Not to mention three dimensional characters you can't help but love getting to know. From Alex and Eliza, to Eliza's sisters, to George Washington himself. 

Aside from the sweeping, epic romance, I loved the presence of strong, independent women. From Eliza, to her Aunt (whom I absolutely loved), to her mom, and sisters. While things were different for women in this period of time, I greatly admire the strength that Eliza has and shows.

Alex and Eliza are a match the just makes sense. Their story in this book is one I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven't seen or read the Hamilton play to know how much of this story correlates with that one, if at all. This book is it's own story, and one I loved reading. Melissa de la Cruz swept me away with this story, it's characters I loved reading about, her historical accuracies, and the epic romance between Alex and Eliza. 


Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times, USA TodayWall Street JournalLos Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels. 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.

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz (ARV: $17.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 27, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 24, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or aboutApril 26, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

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Week One:
March 27 – Ex Libris – Top 10 Moments from A&E
March 28 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Eliza’s Legacy
March 29 – The Paige-Turner – Review + Favorite Quotes
March 30 – YA Bibliophile – A&E’s Love Letters
March 31 – Bookiemoji – Review
Week Two:
April 3 – The Book Nut – Playlist
April 4 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review
April 5 – The Page Turners Blog – Review
April 6 – Fiktshun – Top 10 Reasons to Adore A&E
April 7 – A Page with a View – Review
Week Three:
April 8 – Twirling Pages – Review
April 11 – Mundie Moms – Review
April 12 – Fiction Fare – Review
April 13 – What Sarah Read – Review + Mood Board
April 14 – YA Wednesdays – A&E Fashion History
Week Four:
April 17 – The Fandom – Modernizing Hamilton Characters
April 18 – Hollywood the Write Way – Review
April 19 – Cracking the Cover – How A&E Have Shaped Our Lives
April 20 – Oh the Book Feels – Review + Pinterest Board
April 21 – Bookworm Everlasting – Review

OUT TODAY! 4/11/17 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest releases! Check out which new YA releases are hitting bookstore shelves today. There's a lot of great reads out. 

A few of these pre-orders are arriving today and I can't wait for them to arrive! Which new releases will you be picking up? 

As always, if I missed a new release, please let me know in the comments, so I can add it to the list. Happy Reading!