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All For One

(Alex & Eliza #3)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  1,165 ratings  ·  163 reviews
In this dazzling finale to the trilogy that began with the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story, the curtain closes on the epic romance of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler

1785. New York, New York.

As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They’re the toast of the town, keeping New Yor
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Heather McC The Reynolds Pamphlet is briefly mentioned in the Author's Note in the back of the book. Though Maria Reynolds is a featured character, her spouse Jam…moreThe Reynolds Pamphlet is briefly mentioned in the Author's Note in the back of the book. Though Maria Reynolds is a featured character, her spouse James Reynolds is only mentioned in the narrative. (less)

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Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
For a trilogy conclusion, this installment was a bit boring. It wasn’t as eventful as the other two books of the series.

Eliza came off snobby and a bit unreasonable often in this one. Alex does not come off in a good light but considering the Maria situation and the way he spoke to Eliza at times in the book, it is understandable. I was waiting to see how De La Cruz was going to handle the Maria Reynolds situation and I have to say I thought she handled it very well. Her author note was a great
Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
3.5/5, rounded up for the trilogy as a whole.

“Nation-building can be a rather callous endeavor..”

This was the final book in the Alex & Eliza trilogy and I read it around the 4th of July, which was the perfect mood read. This wasn’t my favorite of the three, but it wrapped up the story nicely.

I was impressed with the writing and details - from Eliza cutting the pages of her new book in bed, to the pressure on Hamilton, you really get the feel of a new and growing country along with a growing
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review to come!
Aug 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hamilton
When I finished the first book in this trilogy I swore I’d not read the second, and when I finished the second I promised myself I’d poke my eyes out before I read the third, but here we are.

The writing is rubbish, and it swings between weird moments of frivolous characterisation (why is Alexander Hamilton tap dancing?) and stupid info dumps of historic information, I’m assuming to prove how well researched she is.

And she might be, but you wouldn’t know, because she changed so much of the histor
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Let’s be honest: this series was cute, but nothing more.
2.5 Stars

This review is a mess of me yelling about everything, also ***Spoilers for HISTORY***

Okay. So their marriage is going all good. And then... [Maria Reynolds, enter stage left]

Let's just have a conversation about feminism. The usual.

But first. Me yelling about a-spec erasure in this line.

Extended period without romantic intimacy

Romantic intimacy being sex. But sex isn't the only kind of romantic intimacy?? Like it's obviously a part?? But cuddling?? Holding hands? And they're era appr
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hummm... I mean it was overall really good book (and series) and I loved how it showed me a different part of the Hamilton affair because it showed why Hamilton cared so much for Maria and not just for the sex and stuff. It also showed more of what Eliza was doing during the affair while she was gone. It was really good but some it felt a little rushed in the end because she skips over the Reynolds Pamphlet and not much on the election of 1800 so ya. Again the end was really rushed to me so that ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
3.5 / 5 stars

I enjoyed this, just as I've enjoyed the other books in the series. The historical details were meticulously researched. But...this was very repetitive. Very little actually happened. So I didn't absolutely love it, and I'm wondering if maybe the first book should have just been a standalone since it was the best of the three. Regardless, I enjoyed reading this (mostly fictional) take on the Hamiltons' story.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Glad to be done with this series. It wasn't that it was boring (remember - this story is set in the 1700s and the first-world issues are not being invited to the right parties or having the proper China to display during tea) it was that too much time was given to describing things that had no value to the story. I don't care what type of cookies were served at tea or that these people talked as if they were better than everyone else. It was a peaceful story and nothing more.
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This last book of the Alex & Eliza trilogy proved to be an interesting read. There were several things I didn't like about it, but the things I liked outweighed them by a significant amount.

What I liked - Being a huge Hamilton fan, I appreciated the many nods towards the musical - (view spoiler). Though the story didn't exactly follow in the footsteps of the Broadway show, it was n
(Realistic rating: look, I had to be rounding down from two stars on this series eventually, and this is it, we are here. It's more for the series as a whole than this book in particular, but I DO think the second book in the series is the best [if for a very, VERY loose definition of the word], so I suppose that means it's fair to give the other two one star. [I don't have a review for Alex & Eliza on this account, but rest assured it would be one star, too. Realistically, it's closer to 1.5? L ...more
Renae Roehl
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
(Probably more of a 3.5)

I did enjoy this instalment more than its predecessors- but some significant artistic licence was taken with the historical accuracy. I can understand this, of course, as this series is a fictional take on the lives of the figures: but some jumbled events on the timeline are quite noticeable if you are interested in the history behind the book's cast of characters.

[Full review coming soon]
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I think Ms. de la Cruz could have a real talent for historical fiction if she would be more mindful of her word choices and refrain from having 19th century persons say things like, "I didn't want them to be all matchy-matchy," (as Eliza Hamilton does).
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019, library
3.5 stars -- this felt like a lackluster ending to the trilogy that I really loved at the start! I loved reading about Alex and Eliza, but this one just felt like a whole book revolving around Eliza trying to play matchmaker.
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was happy to have read this series and learn a little bit about the Revolutionary War :)
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As much as I love de la Cruz's storytelling, I frequently found myself not wanting to pick up the third book in her Alex and Eliza series, because I knew the unfavorable outcome, and more so, the unfortunate events that lead up to it. Nevertheless, de la Cruz brings Eliza's younger brother, John Schuyler, and Betty Van Rensselaer into the main plot, and adds some fictional characters as well that help to brighten the story and distract from the inevitable tragedy. One might argue that book three ...more
Arwen Zhang
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, I was excited for the end of the trilogy, but it did not live up to my expectations. Eliza's matchmaking was annoying, and her snobbishness was quite horrible too. However, what Emma said about privilege was very true, and the ending made the book less unbearable. Alex and Eliza's relationship has slowly fallen apart after the first book, and I almost quit the book. But, overall, the very ending redeemed the book, and the trilogy is overall pretty good, but I did not love this book. It was ...more
Ruby Trainor
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alexander and Eliza Hamilton are settled in to life in NYC, with Eliza making plans for an orphanage in the city. When they take in an orphaned young woman and Eliza's younger brother, she can't help but play matchmaker. The couple is also expecting one of their own, but can they save their marriage, even after betrayal?
This is the third book in the trilogy based on the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, formerly Schuyler. One thing I found interesting was that Eliza's orphanage is still the
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Nothing really happened. This could've easily be done in the second book or just in a 100 pages. It was enjoyable but that's about it.
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this final book more than I thought I would, knowing what I know about the actual events of the lives of the Hamiltons. I suppose I thought there wouldn’t really be any way to “handle” those unpleasantries. But, it worked surprisingly well. I will always be glad to have learned more about the beginnings of our nation and it’s first citizens.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I love Alex and Eliza’s story! It is a slower read because of all the history and law cases.
Charlie Smith
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm gonna miss them sm 😭😭😭
Danae Mckain
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed the series, but this last book the plot just didn't hold my attention. There were good story lines scattered throughout but the main story of Alex and Eliza just made me feel meh.
Maddie Bengston
Great series!
Aug 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2019, on-scribd
DNF on chapter 75. Can't do it, everything seemed to be pointless. I love the cutesy moments but it wasn't enough to get through the whole book.
Heather McC
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The trilogy of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler concludes, mixing historic fact with fictional liberties to finish their love story. While the Schuyler sister trio are not overly present (very little mention of Angelica and Peggy), readers are offered a glimpse of Elizabeth's younger brother John Bradstreet Schuyler. De La Cruz blends fiction and history neatly to finish a complex tale filled with heroes, heroines, and the occasional villain(ness).

What seems missing from De La Cruz's t
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio
My least favorite of the series
Gaby Hernandez
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love historical fictions and this was no exception. I love the way Melissa de la Cruz wrote this trilogy it was beautiful and flowed together easily. The characters were my favorite especially Emma and Drayton. I was just really disappointed that Alex cheated on Eliza it really ruined their relationship for me.
Clara Gee

This was definitely a 2.5 stars for me. It was such a let down and greatly affected my opinion of the series. While this book definitely kept me intrigued and I did want to know what was going to happen next which is a problem the last book had I just had so many issues with this one that there was pretty much nothing I liked about it. My first issue was the affair. I get that this was a important part of their love story and unlike some people I have no p
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Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

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