The Book of Ivy
By Amy Engel
The first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology, perfect for fans of Divergent, The Maze Runner and the Delirium series.
What would you kill for?
After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death.
Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony.
This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power.
I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.
Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him...
The Book of Ivy is the first novel in a thrilling dystopian young adult duology from the author of The Roanoke Girls, perfect for fans of the Delirium series.
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 amyengel.net/ or @aengelwrites.
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08 Oct 2015
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[The Book of Ivy] has immediacy, and there's justification for plenty of teenage angst. Ivy is forced to question her family's motivations as Bishop keeps surprising her, and she surprises herself with her growing feelings for him. An intriguing start with a brave heroine — Kirkus Reviews
Thought-provoking, poignant, and sexy! Readers will burn the midnight oil to finish The Book of Ivy and fall asleep with the name Bishop Lattimer on their lips — Mereadalot.net
The Book of Ivy has every ingredient you look for in an epic novel: from the spine-tingling plot and exhilarating characters, to every entrancing word penned by Amy Engel — Insightful Mind Reviews
With her debut, Amy Engel has pulled off one of the best dystopian romances that I have ever read. It was impossible to put down' — Bibliophilia, Please
I enjoyed this novel so much that I polished it off in two sittings. The slow-to-develop relationship is believable, and both Ivy and Bishop are easy to relate to. Waiting anxiously for Book 2! — Magna Maniac Cafe
'Well-developed characters and intricate world-building, combined with complex relationships, political corruption, and betrayal, leave readers begging for the second book in this series.' — SLJ
'The novel is less about the devastation of the world and intriguingly more about the people left behind. The promise of a second book will excite potential readers.' — Booklist
'There were points in which I found myself clutching the covers, shaking the pages in a little disbelief and a little rage. Overall, if you're looking for a suspenseful book with a great, and at times almost heart-wrenching romance, don't miss The Book of Ivy.' — Teenreads.com