ARC Review: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

THE REVOLUTION OF IVY
Author: Amy Engel
Series: The Book of Ivy #2
Genre: YA
Release Date: November 3rd 2015
Book Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen (Thank you!)
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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.


Review


After the devastating end of The Book of Ivy I didn’t think I would survive The Revolution of Ivy. I mean, I obviously wanted to read it but my god- Angel knows how to make a girl lose all hope and leave you a mess with just a few sentences. In order to remain a little of my dignity I decided to be cautious, refusing to be pulled back in and left heartbroken; I was not going to get attached. I failed miserably.

Following the unexpected ending of book one, Ivy is no longer in Westfall, now she’s outside of the wall; banished from safety, left to fend for herself in a cruel waste land with no food, water and no way to survive. The first part of the book follows Ivy in her attempt to survive the unforgiving strange land, it’s here where we meet new characters Caleb and Ash. Together they show Ivy the way of the land, how to hunt, how to defend herself and how to survive. What I loved most about this part of the book is that while I was desperate for the long overdue reunion of Ivy and Bishop, is that it wasn’t rushed. We get to see Ivy mature and grow as a person and ultimately learning to make decisions for herself and to be her own person.

“I don’t want a girl who makes me happy,” he says. “I want you.”

Then I finally got my reunion with Bishop, it was obvious that they were going to be reunited but the ‘way’ they were introduced was so shocking, I was not expecting it all! So let’s talk about Bishop he’s mine, he’s just as dreamy as ever, I mean he’s just perfect in every way. I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with him all over again but he has this ability to say the right thing at the right time and whatever comes out of his mouth just slays me every damn time. Bishop was Ivy’s rock throughout the whole book, unmoving and patient through tough times and moments of heartbreak. What I loved most about Bishop in this book was his fierceness, when Ivy proceeded to close off and lie he pushed, which led to their long overdue conversation about really happened in Westfall allowing them to move on together.

The ending was bittersweet, it involved a much-needed confrontation between the Lattimer’s and the Westfall’s that was heart-breaking but ultimately the ending I wanted for the characters is exactly what I got. I couldn’t have asked for more, Engel wrote a fabulous follow up which I will continue to read over and over again. This is one series you don’t want to miss!


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6 comments:

  1. I still haven't read the first one yet! Sounds like a great series. :)

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  2. I keep hearing about this series but haven't had a chance to check it out yet myself, tho I think I really should :) Nice review!

    HannahCassie @ http://psilovethatbook.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahhh thanks girl! Yes, definitely give it a try :D

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  3. Oooh, Bishop, hmm? He sounds like my type ;) I'm going to have to read the first book first, though!

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    1. BISHOP <3 you would actually die Erika, he's the sweetest cutest caring thing ever and super HAWT!
      Thinking along Prince Kai, little bit of Maxon with a dash of Ash ;) you like???? :P <3

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