THE BOOK OF IVY WAS A 5 STAR READ FROM ME! The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1) by Amy Engel Release Date: 11/04/14 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… Read more »
Author: Amy Engel
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.
I pre-ordered this book because it sounded so fabulous when I signed up for the blitz. I haven’t had time to start it yet, but over the holidays, this is definitely on my list. EXCERPT “You were right, Ivy,” [Bishop] says quietly. “It does bother me. The way our choices are taken away from us.” I’m almost scared to breathe. He is confiding in me, opening up to me exactly the way my father and Callie wanted. “Why didn’t you say something right then?” Bishop sighs. “I’m not…I’m never going to be the guy who lays it all out there. That’s not me. Until I really know someone, not much gets out. It’s just the way I’m built.” “Okay,” I say, waiting. If nothing else, I understand what it’s like to have a part of your personality that’s not easy to change. “But it doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings,”… Read more »