BLOG TOUR: The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1) by Amy Engel

Author: Amy Engel 
Publication Date: 11/04/14
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Blurb Description: 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 world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him

About the Author
 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 or @aengelwrites.

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The Book of Ivy is, simply put, a BRILLIANT book! There is something so amazing in its simplicity of characters, that it shows you amazing depth, something so different about the whole situation, yet so familiar, and something so out of this world that you will NOT believe that cliff hanger ending when you reach it!

Ivy Westfall has a mission. To kill her husband, so that she can avenge her mother's death and so that her family can finally some into power. It's all she's taught- that her husband's family are the evil ones- taking away all freedom from the people to create a monarchy so strong, that people will be too scared to rise up against them.

And yet, even thought Ivy knows what she has to do, Bishop is not the boy she expected him to be. Not an abusive prick, but someone who wants to get to know her, without pressurizing her, and in Ivy's world, that's about all anyone dreams of.

I really can't say more, except- READ IT!

1 comment:

  1. Wow haha completely different opinions on this one! I actually couldn't get past the first few chapters of The Book of Ivy everything just seemed to fall flat for me; the characters, plot, romance, setting and the writing. Glad you enjoyed though!