Let me explain you a thing; I avoided listening to Hamilton for years because I hate listening to musicals without having seen them. Sometimes it’s hard to follow along and I get spoilers for when I do see it and ugh. Can not. But then my good friend insisted and hassled, he begged, borrowed, and bartered to get me to listen to this musical with him. The next thing i know it’s several months later, my entire friends group only communicates in song lyrics, the baby’s favorite song is My Shot, and two of my friends are seriously considering naming their next beb “Lafayette”. I think this is the natural progression of things. We’re Hamiltrash and proud.
Let’s jump right in to the question though. I found this tag over at The Book Loving Nut, the only thing I changed was that I ordered the questions in the order the songs appear in the soundtrack. Spoiler warning for everything below.
My Shot: A Character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything get in their way.
Beatrice Lacey from Wideacre by Philippa Gregory. She is the best villain protagonist I have ever read. She knows what she wants and simply destroys anyone between her and those goals.
The Schyler Sisters: An underrated female character.
This may be a cop out but I’m going with two classic fairy tale characters; Ariel and Cinderella. Cinderella is a strong woman, she survives neglect and abuse and still doesn’t succumb to despair. Ariel is curious and strong willed; she’d willing to risk everything for what she wants.
You’ll Be Back: Sassiest Villain.
I can’t really think of any but I turned around and spotted Peter Pan by so, yeah, Captain Hook is hella sassy.
Right Hand Man: Favorite BROTP
Jean Tannen and Locke Lamora are #relationshipgoals af. If you believe that The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is not a love story you’re wrong. Wrong.
Helpless: A relationship you rooted for from the start.
Satisfied: Favorite book with multiple POVs.
I was going to say ASoIaF BUT I was recently reminded how much I love the book Little Bee by Chris Cleave and it deserves a shout out.
Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive.
Super spoiler warning ahead: Zacharia Ferrer from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This isn’t even a character that I loved or missed, just a death that broke me. I just had to go back and check the spelling on his name and opened right up to the scene and then I cried. i just cried.
Ten Duel Commandments: Favorite fight scene.
I don’t read many books with fighting that stands out to me so I’m cheating and saying the high stakes card game from Meridon. Holy hell. It’s one of my favorite scenes in a book.
What Comes Next: A series you wish had more books.
Non-Stop: series you marathoned
I shot through A Song of Ice and Fire in 22 days. Twenty. Two. Days.
What’d I Miss: A book or series you were late to.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling I’m only 2 decades late. Oops.
Say No to This: A guilty pleasure read.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are my favorite books. I love this series. I’m total trash for this series and I super should not be.
The Room Where it Happens: A book world you would put yourself in.
Absolutely Wonderland! Such whimsy! And one of my favorite stories.
The Reynolds Pamphlet: A twist you did not see coming.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of my favorites in this series and I super was not expecting Mad Eye Moody to be the villain. That genuinely fucked me up. Also Crookshanks actually being a cat in the previous book caught me off guard.
Burn: The most heartbreaking end of a relationship.
Remember what I said about Beatrice Lacy way back at the start? Her and her first lover Ralph. Just. Read this book. It’s an adventure. Okay.
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book series that would be remembered throughout history.
Definitely A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. It’s not my *favorite* series but it’s amazing and more popular than god.
And there you have it! My Hamiltrash TAG! What’s your favorite Hamilton moment?