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#Ham4YA: Combining our Two Favorite Things

It’s no secret, nor should it come as a surprise, that a few (ALL) of us at Swoon HQ are kind of obsessed with Hamilton the Musical (and Lin-Manuel Miranda!). So obsessed that it even rivals our love for good YA (almost).

So what’s the only thing that could be better than singing along to Hamilton or reading our favorite books? Singing along to Hamilton while imagining scenes from our favorite books! Thus, #ham4YA was born.

Some of our favorite #ham4YA mashups that we came up with are below, but we’d love to see more! Comment, tweet, post, etc. using #ham4YA!

"My Shot"


The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

This IS Day!

“I prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish
The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish
I gotta holler just to be heard
With every word, I drop knowledge!
I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
Tryin’ to reach my goal. My power of speech: unimpeachable
Only nineteen but my mind is older”

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia is our girl…

“Rise up!
When you’re living on your knees, you rise up
Tell your brother that he’s gotta rise up
Tell your sister that she's gotta rise up”

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"The Schuyler Sisters”

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The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Some think Adelina is intense or insane…

“So men say that I’m intense or I’m insane
You want a revolution? I want a revelation
So listen to my declaration."

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"You'll Be Back"

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Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo

In the Grisha Trilogy when the Darkling calls Alina up like:

Jonathan Groff Hamilton

“You’ll be back, soon you’ll see, you’ll remember you belong to me...”

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"Right Hand Man"

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown

When you’re getting ready to start reading Morning Star by Pierce Brown and you’re like…

“We are out gunned, out manned, out numbered, out planned”

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Feels feels feels...

“I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight...Then you walked in and my heart went “Boom!”...I’m writing a letter nightly, Now my life gets better, every letter that you write me…"

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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Obviously Kestrel and Arin…

“So this is what it feels like to match wits
With someone at your level! What the hell is the catch?

It’s The feeling of freedom, of seein’ the light 
It’s Ben Franklin with a key and a kite! You see it, right?”

Kestrel’s always at least ten steps ahead, but when you get to that part in book one….

Hamilton Sisters

“And I realize three fundamental truths at the exact same time...he will never be satisfied. I will never be satisfied.”

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

This is clearly about Captain Carswell Thorne

“Handsome boy does he know it” (We may need a subsequent post to go through all our book bf's this covers)

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"Wait For It"

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Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame

Because forbidden love is the best kind...

“Love doesn't discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes”

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"Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)


Winter by Marissa Meyer

We heart the conclusion to the lunar chronicles…

“Tens of thousands of people flood the streets
There are screams and church bells ringing
And as our fallen foes retreat
I hear the drinking song they’re singing…

The world turned upside down”

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"The Room Where it Happens"

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Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

We hate the sin, but love the sinner...

“Diametric’ly opposed, foes
They emerge with a compromise, having opened doors that were
Previously closed

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Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

“In the eye of a hurricane there is quiet, for just a moment, a yellow sky” or in this case the apocalypse

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"The Reynolds Pamphlet" 

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These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas

And of course we couldn’t forget Rose and Evelyn…HAVE YOU READ THIS?

“I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time”

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