Alex and ELiza
Alex & Eliza, written by Melissa De La Cruz is a historical fiction/romance novel. The novel is about two young adults, Alexander and Elizabeth, living in the 18th century. The two meet in a ball, and from there on they start seeing each other more and more. Even though at first Eliza isn’t intentionally trying to find love, she finds it in the most unexpected place. Their lives will change forever, starting from meeting in that ball. The main point of views of this book are usually Eliza’s or Alex’s, but there will be some sections where third person omniscient is seen. While reading this book, I’ll admit that there were only a few parts that did drag on for a bit too long. Besides those sections, everything else was perfectly paced in my experience. The antagonist of this novel was Henry Livingston. I absolutely did not like him at all. He was only a snobby man that was rude to Eliza the time they were together. The main protagonist was clearly Eliza. She was very strong and persevered through obstacles that held her back from Alexander. For that, she is my favorite character of the novel, because of her personality. The major conflict of this novel was Henry getting in the way of Eliza and Alexander being together. Since Mrs. Schuyler sent that letter, Eliza had to be with Livingston since Alex is penniless. Meaning that both Alexander and Eliza must find a way to get back together. I really wouldn’t change much about this novel. Yet, the only thing I’d only have to change is adding just a few more scenes of Alex and Eliza on dates. With an overall experience, this was a lovely book. I’d definitely recommend this novel to people who enjoy reading sappy love stories or any Hamilton fan.