The Revolution of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #2)
by Amy Engel
Release Date: 11/03/15
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.
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 tomotherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting asitlooks 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.
Anyone who read and liked The Book of Ivy will obviously want to read the next book. That was the case with me, but while I really liked The Book of Ivy, I LOVED The Revolution of Ivy. The first book did a good job introducing us to Westfall, giving us all the background information and basically setting the stage for this one. Most of the excitement happened toward the very end so in my opinion, it felt like the first book was the appetizer and this one was the main course. And what a meal it was!
It starts off just a bit slow, with Ivy trying to figure out how to survive now that she’s out of Westfall. The mood is dreary and you really feel both her fear and the pain for everything she lost. Once she encounters people, things start happening quickly and there’s plenty of excitement to keep you on the edge of your seat. I really liked the new characters that were introduced in this book, Caleb and Ash, and I was glad they were a big part of the story.
From the blurb we know that Bishop and Ivy see each other again. I was anxiously looking forward to this encounter since the beginning of the book. Once it happened, there was just a brief period of time where I got annoyed at Ivy and wanted to shake some sense into her. Luckily, this didn’t last long and the story got back on track all the way to the end.
The Revolution of Ivy was a fantastic read and I was completely satisfied with all the events that took place. The book was so interesting and full of action, everyone got what they deserved and the ending for Ivy and Bishop was perfection.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars
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