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Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian Romance)
Date Published: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
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…
The Book of Ivy is the first book in The Book of Ivy series by Amy Engel. From the beginning, I didn't like Ivy's sister. She just seems like an evil little wench. Not impressed with her at all. Ivy is a character that really grabs you. She was raised to believe in their cause. Yet, her heart is trying to lead her in another direction. Watching the relationship grow between Ivy and Bishop was half the fun. It certainly wasn't love at first sight, and I wasn't expecting Bishop to be that much of a sweetheart. He seems like the perfect man..he really does, but is it all a show? The struggle is real for Ivy.
Check out my review of the next book in this duology!
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.
To learn more about Amy Engel and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads and Twitter.