November 30, 2015

The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

Series: The Book of Ivy #2

Publication: November 3, 2015 by Entangled Teen

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher, thank you!

*Warning: Since this is a sequel, the summary and my review may contain spoilers for the first book. If you would like to read my review of the fist book, The Book of Ivy, click here.*

Keep reading for my thoughts on The Revolution of Ivy.

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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My Thoughts:
This one is very different from the first book. Ivy is outside the wall and has to face horrifying obstacles to survive. The setting is different, and Ivy is also forced to change.

The book starts out with a bang that kept my heart pounding throughout the first few chapters. Even when the action slowed, the tension never wavered.

I loved Ivy's development. She grows so much throughout this entire story and she becomes such a complex character. She goes through some rough patches in this book, but ultimately becomes stronger. We get introduced to some new characters who also found a place in my heart. Of course Bishop is not out of the picture and the romance just gets even better in this one. Bishop is one of my top book boyfriends. His love and loyalty for Ivy is beautiful. He may be a little too perfect, but it never bothers me.

I didn't know what to expect with the plot, but I was entertained and engrossed the entire time. All of the emotions and situations felt so real and I didn't want the story to end. This is the conclusion to the duology, and the ending left me in tears, but I loved it.

I can't say enough good things about these books. They are a simple story, but still complex and refreshing. If you read The Book of Ivy, definitely continue on and read this one, I don't think you will be disappointed!


1 comment:

  1. i read the plot a little and i must admit that i liked it. it might be just the book that i have been trying to find. thank you for posting with this