Saturday, September 26

Review: The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

Title: The Revolution of Ivy
By: Amy Engel
Series: The Book of Ivy #2
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
BookWhisperer Rating: 

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.

Thoughts from The BookWhisperer

The Revolution of Ivy has been my most anticipated read of the year. After the wonderful experience with The Book of Ivy it was absolute no question that I would be hounding for a chance to read this sequel. The cliff that Amy left me dangling from is right where we picked up here. Ivy is scared and alone outside the fence, and we are thus thrown into survival mode. I loved watching her character grow throughout this story with keep accomplishment, and  in exchange that shedding of the shadows her family have careful crafted as her life. This is a long and dangerous road the seems to wrap full circle.  It is as though this sequel allows Ivy a second case to change things, and I am happy to say that in this opportunity she seems to soar. No longer the mild timid girl that will follow everyone else's  lead, but a strong and courageous young woman that will stand up for anything and everything that she believes in. Bishop's strong and loyal character yet again plays center stage in this story, and I never tire was watching these two working so wonderfully together. This is the type of story that proves a pleasure to review. The realness and careful detail makes this some much more than a book, but an adventure that readers will love to journey. Amy Engel is another storyteller that will take us away to a complex world unlike anything we know, and combine so many small detailed aspects that you will be consumed into an existence that almost seems like your own. 

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