Saturday, September 23, 2017

Alexander Hamilton by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood - Graphic Novel Review

Genre: Historical fiction

My Rating: ★☆

Synopsis: Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history--he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson--his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood bring Alexander Hamilton's world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America.

My Thoughts: This review is going to be short because I honestly don't have a lot to say. I read graphic novels on a fairly regular basis, but I am by no means an expert. I am also NOT a person who quits things often... there have been many books and TV shows I have seen through to the end because my conscious would always wonder what happened in the end. 

With that said, I couldn't finish this graphic novel. I got about 50 pages in and was honestly so bored. There was very little story in the part that I did read and instead found nothing but utter info-dump. I didn't even find the art to be that eye catching. I LOVE Hamilton the musical, and I didn't expect this graphic novel to be anything like the musical, but I did hope for there to be an interesting story. Instead, I spent the first 50 pages with actually very little of Alexander Hamilton himself. Overall, I cannot recommend this graphic novel. This story was just not suited for the graphic novel format.

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FTC Disclaimer: "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


  1. Oooh- ah. I'm sorry this was bad!

    I find GN the hardest to read, as often, they're a hit-or-miss for me.

    1. I completely agree with you. I often find my graphic novel ratings are either like 5 stars or 2 stars !