Monday, 9 November 2015

REVIEW STOP - The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel


Hello and welcome to my review stop on the blog tour for The 

Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel!

The Revolution of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #2)


Release Date: 11/03/15

Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty--forced marriages and murder plots--for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy's life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she's fought for.


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The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1)


Release Date: 11/04/14

Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.
Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…


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So the long awaited sequel to the Book of Ivy has finally landed, was it worth the wait?  Is Ivy ok after being thrown out in to the wilderness at the end of book one? Can she survive and can she be reunited with Bishop the boy she was supposed to kill but ended up falling for?

So answers, well yes Ivy is, well she is alive, I don't know about ok.  As the book starts she is making her way away from the fence.  Dangers are on both sides for her, she is hated in Westfall and who knows what horrors could await her on the wrong side of the fence.

Those horrors meet her within a couple of days but she eventually find safety in numbers coming across Ash and Caleb who take her to their camp.  I don't want to spoil to much for you but Ivy has trouble being honest about what exactly she has done and seen, the arrival of Bishop brings everything out in the open.

Bishop does not appear straight away ladies, so prepare yourself for quite a few pages without him but when he appears, well he is worth the wait and the chemistry is amazing between him and Ivy but before they can have a happily ever after they need to go back to Westfall.

No spoilers for you reader dear but this is a fitting ending to this series and I really enjoyed the addition of Ash and Caleb who are genuinely good characters not just space fillers. 

Amy Engel has done a great job creating this world and I am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with in the future.

Thank to YA Bound and Entangled for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review





About the Author

Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas; California; Missouri; Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two kids. Before devoting herself full-time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV. When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping. The Book of Ivy is her debut YA novel. Find her online at http://amyengel.net/ or @aengelwrites.

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Giveaway Info: The grand prize is a signed copy of the book and this necklace:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/83901696/ocean-necklace-ocean-wave-aqua-pendant The runner-up could just get a signed copy of the book. And open to US residents only for both.


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14 comments

  1. This book is everywhere!!! I really need to pick up the series because everyone seems to really enjoy both books! Great review (which in all honesty I skimmed so not to spoil it )!

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    1. Both books are really good, well worth a read! Don't worry about the skimming I had to do the same on the reviews I read!

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  2. Yay! So happy you enjoyed this one! I love this series and I wish more readers would read it. YES to everything you said about Bishop! That boy is heavenly! <3
    I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
    Fab review! :)

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    1. He is an angel! I am so excited to see what she has up her sleeve!!

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  3. Oooh, this sounds really interesting!

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  4. So I haven't read these books before and only recently have I begun to hear of them, but they sound really good! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book and thank you so much for the giveaway :D

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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    1. My pleasure Asma! Definitely check this series out!

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  5. I haven't read either of these books, but it sounds like a good series. I'm glad you enjoyed the sequel! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  6. I need to read this. I want to read this. I have a terrible fear of saying goodbye to this duology >.<

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    1. I am the same with a couple of series I have been reading, I can't bring myself to read the last book!

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  7. Great review without spoiling anything. I loved this series. I swear I need to buy it so my daughter will pick it up as well. (that's my new excuse for buying books i have already read. don't judge me)

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    1. I can't wait for my daughters to be old enough so I can buy YA books for them!

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