Love & War (Alex & Eliza, #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

Love & War (Alex & Eliza, #2)

1780. Albany, New York. As the war for American Independence carries on, two newlyweds are settling into their new adventure: marriage. But the honeymoon's over, and Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler are learning firsthand just how tricky wedded life can be. Alex is still General George Washington's right-hand man and his attention these days is nothing if not divided--much like the colonies' interests as the end of the Revolution draws near....

Details Love & War (Alex & Eliza, #2)

TitleLove & War (Alex & Eliza, #2)
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Love & War (Alex & Eliza, #2)

  • katwiththehat
    In this sequel to “Alex and Eliza” Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schulyer are newly married, but war continues to separate them. Alex is on the battlefront and Eliza is at home. I’ll be honest… this had a TOTALLY different feel from “Alex and Eliza” which was historical fiction, but also had the tone of a sweet romance. In “Love and War” I was expecting at least a little bit of the L-O-V-E to come into play, but sadly, Alex and Eli...
  • Suzanne
    It was nice to read the sequel but I was not into this one as much as the first book. I think it was because fans are now moving away from the new love courting Alex and Eliza found in book one on to the more serious grownup stuff. I wonder if there will be a next book in which Maria Reynolds (yeah I’m a nerd 🤓) enters the picture. I mean we know Alexander Hamilton had what many view as the first sex scandal of a politician but will that be ...
  • Kitkat
    3.5I loved how sassy Eliza was. Eliza called out Governor Clinton. I loved how they defined democracy but they didn't even know what it was. They thought it was compromise and respecting each other's opinions. I liked how Alex thought he saw her but it was the painting the jailbird made. I could not handle how adorable they were. The first part was extremely boring and I thought it had the affair in it but I was wrong. I am sure the next book wil...
  • Natalie
    It was interesting to see Alex and Eliza as newlyweds navigating their new life together. This is less about the romance and more about their day to day lives as a married couple. I very seldom read historical fiction about real people, but I think the author did a good job with Hamilton. He was quite the visionary. The author’s version of Eliza seemed to be a little too independent for the time period, but I still liked her as a character. I d...
  • Luna
    *3.5* This was a nice read just a bit boring and uneventful. I thought it would cover the affair as well but I suppose that will be next book. This mostly surrounded Eliza being lonely and Hamilton being away all the time lol. Nice read just not super amazing.
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    FirstLine ~ Forget Paris.This book is fantastic. It was one of those books that I was not sure what to expect and adored it cover to cover. I loved that there was history mixed into the story in such a way that makes history come alive. The love story is so compelling and the book was nearly impossible to put down. I love that is challenges the reader because you are feeling everything with the characters, you are on the journey with them. A deli...
  • Mackenzie May
    *Actual Rating 3.5 stars It was cute but that was it??At the end of the book it did say that there's going to be a third book, and if she doesn't make the cover yellow, I'm going to be extremely disappointed.
  • Arlene
    If I had been taught American History through the telling of a love story, I feel I would have remembered a lot more. History lesson (with some noted fictional elements) that was actually quite captivating.
  • Megan
    Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story is the second installment of the epic love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler by Melissa De La Cruz. The story picks up after the marriage of Eliza and Alex as Eliza’s family is preparing a farewell party for Alex, who is returning to the aide of General Washington. Yet unbeknown to Eliza, Alex has given Washington an ultimatum in order to secure his own battalion, which would result in Alex goi...
  • Heather Hughes
    I’d like to thank Penguin Teen for sending me an early copy and allowing me to participate in the official blog tour for this installment in the Alex & Eliza series.First of all, I’ll reiterate again that I have not read the biography of Alexander Hamilton that is popular among readers and that has inspired the Hamilton musical. Yes, shame on me. So, this series is initially my first encounter with any kind of Alexander Hamilton history...if ...
  • Amy Garnica
    YA to adult, dramatized history. great story, surprising twists
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Review also posted to Booked J. As you all know, one of my favourite YA releases last year was Melissa de la Cruz's Alex & Eliza. For a hot minute, I hadn't realized that it was set up to be a series of novels vs. a standalone. Melissa de la Cruz is perhaps one of my most-purchased authors, so there was really no question that I'd be picking up a copy of Love & War. While I do feel as though its predecessor was far better than this installment, i...
  • Ally
    This book was a bit of a trudge for me. With finals and a lack of interest I had a lot of trouble getting through it, but that also may have to do with the fact that the first one was not my speed very much either, but was decidedly better.
  • Shelby Wilson
    This was so much fun! Other than a few info dumps & some repetition problems, I really enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend everyone picking it up when it comes out!!
  • BooksNest
    This book was a very highly anticipated release for me this year, having loved the first book, Alex & Eliza so much. However upon reading about 100 pages of this book I felt completely bored! The story was following a very boring plot with all the potential moments of interest cut out. We don't see Alex and Eliza's relationship growing in-between the last book and the Battle of Yorktown, we don't see them have their children and we don't see thei...
  • Sophie Brown
    Alex and Eliza is a two-book (so far) mini-series based on Alexander Hamilton’s relationship with Elizabeth Schuyler. The books are based vaguely on real events and the first, simply titled Alex and Eliza, covers the period from their first meeting until their marriage.Little is known about Hamilton and Eliza’s real relationship due to many of their letters being burned and so this book plays fast and loose with their history, only sticking w...
  • Erin
    4.5 stars. Thank you to Penguin for sending me a physical copy in exchange for my honest review.If the blood in this room were any bluer, we could have used it to dye the uniforms of the Continental soldiers!"If you remember my review of ALEX AND ELIZA from last year, then you'll remember that I didn't like a few things that happened. Nothing like that happened in this book, and I absolutely loved it!Eliza is still living at home for the first pa...
  • Booklover311921
    A masterpiece once again, Mrs. de la Cruz! I very much enjoyed reading your Descendants books, and then Alex and Eliza caught my attention. (Of course, that was after I became fully immersed in the musical world of Hamilton! [Thank you, musical nerds from school!])The imagined personal, day-to-day life of the Hamiltons - built only from the barest shreds of information we have on them in those areas - is as real to me as the laptop I write this o...
  • Ariel Hess
    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from Penguin Young Readers as a part of  Penguin Teen #partner in exchange for my honest review.  The comments in this review do not reflect the views of the author or the publisher. The copy used in this review is an uncorrected copy from the publisher, some quotes may have been changed prior to publishing.Overall this is a well written historical teen fiction. I...
  • Catherine
    The love story of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton continues in this second historical fiction novel. Covering 1981-1784, the novel picks up after the marriage with Eliza living at home with her family while Alex is off serving General Washington. Eliza cannot wait for the war to be over so that they can start a home and family. Meanwhile, Eliza experiences the birthing room as her own mother gives birth to her 15th child. Once the couple moves to Wa...
  • Ashley
    First line: Forget Paris.Summary: As the Revolution is coming to a close Alexander Hamilton and his new bride, Eliza Schuyler, are learning that being married is not always easy. Alex is setting up his law offices and Eliza is establishing their home. The long hours at the office defending Loyalist clients puts a strain on the young couple. Will they be able to continue their love story or will it crumble?Highlights: I enjoyed the story of their ...
  • star_fire13
    Apparently this one takes a lot of creative liberties, more so than I was expecting. For instance, Hamilton and Eliza really did have kids right away, not after 3 years of marriage and struggling.But still, I really liked this. I wasn't reading it for historical accuracy haha the only thing I didn't like was, wow, Hamilton is a jerk! I really really didn't like him. Like damn, Eliza could have done so much better! I do want to know exactly how ac...
  • Brittany
    This was one of those books that you sit down with in a day and just fly through because it is so fun! This book is by no means a new favorite but I had a lot of fun just sitting down and reading it. This book has its historical parts about Alex and Eliza's life and is researched but it also takes a lot of creative license to their story. It is definitely a YA version of Alex and Eliza's story but there is nothing wrong with that! I personally we...
  • JM Cabral
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsFull review to come but for now, here's a blurb:"Love & War is a mix between an engrossing contemporary and an enlightening historical fiction novel. It provides readers a modern, dramatized romance story about two distinguished, historical icons that will surely entice you the way it did me. In every chapter, readers can fully expect to enjoy reading about Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler both as separate individ...
  • Amanda
    A huge thanks to Goodreads as I was able to read an advance copy of this novel after winning one of their giveaways!This book was everything I hoped it would be... just the right amounts history and romance. I appreciate the lengths Ms. de la Cruz went to in keeping with historical fact where it mattered while changing some of the smaller things in order to keep the story moving. As a YA librarian, I can honestly say I can’t wait to add this bo...
  • JCLHeatherM
    Unity and compromises are what keep Alex and Eliza's new marriage together. Away from the Schuyler family and setting up a new home in the bustling state of New York, Alex and Eliza must deal with the ramifications of war and pull together to start a new chapter. It is only through being willing to look at the world through different eyes that Alex and Eliza are able to succeed beyond their wildest La Cruz is open about historical devia...