The Blonde Bookworm: Love & War by Melissa De La Cruz -- BLOG TOUR + Review

Love & War by Melissa De La Cruz -- BLOG TOUR + Review

Monday, April 16, 2018

Title: Love & War 
Author: Melissa De La Cruz 
Pages 384
Publishing: April 17th 2018, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524739650


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. Alex & Eliza's relationship is tested further by lingering jealousies and family drama. 

About the Author: 

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York TimesUSA TodayWall Street JournalLos Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages, including Alex & Eliza: A Love Story, Disney's Descendants novels, the Blue Bloods series, and the Summer on East End series. Her books have sold over eight million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network. Visit her at


Love & War is the sequel to Alex & Eliza and it picks ups right where the first novel ended. Alex and Eliza have just recently been married and Alex is planning to return to assist General Washington on the battlefield. Eliza and Alex are separated for a majority of the novel and that was a bit disappointing to me. I really enjoyed Alex & Eliza because there was so much romance, but Love & War was lacking that same romance. Alex and Eliza's love for one another was still very obvious, but I missed them being together. 

Even though I didn't like the separation between Alex and Eliza, there was still so much to the story that I loved. As always, Melissa Del La Cruz did an amazing job with world building. I loved imagining New York City back in the 1700s and Cruz created such a  beautiful vision for me! There were also a lot of new and exciting characters that were introduced and I'm excited to see where they play a part in the next novel. 

Melissa De La Cruz did an amazing job writing about this historic couple and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I would highly recommend this to readers who enjoy historical fiction and romance novels. Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 3.5/5

1 comment:

  1. I am really interested in picking up the first book of this series as it is a subject I would love to learn more about within a historical fiction backdrop. As always I really appreciate your honesty and great ability to share insight with your blog readers. Thank you!


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