Series: The Book of Ivy #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen on November 3, 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Source: Blog Tour
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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.
At A Glance
I great sequel.
I have been dying for this book! I loved The Book of Ivy, and The Revolution of Ivy was the perfect follow-up. We start out where the first book ended, Ivy is abandoned by her family and friends to fend for herself outside the fence. On the outside, if nature doesn’t kill you, the people will. Ivy has to learn to survive on her own or make new friends, though not everyone can be trusted.
Ivy grows so damn much in this book. Sure, she’s scared to be by herself, but she perseveres assaults, the unforgiving environment, and facing the people who sentenced her to die on the outside. I respected her so much for her strength and willingness to adapt. When Bishop comes back into her life, she losses her way a bit, but eventually they become one of the most capable couples I have seen in YA books. Their connection is off the charts. We finally get to see what Bishop is capable of, and all I can say is Bravo! Bishop puts up with a lot from Ivy but he never wavers from his love and determination to have a life with her.
Caleb and Ash were amazing additions to the story. They were great friends to Ivy and Bishop; without them our couple would have probably died somewhere along the way. Caleb and Ash are the kind of people you want at your back at the worst of times.
We get some action, suspense, and a gentle love story. The ending was heartbreaking in a lot of ways, even shocking, but I think it ended the way it need to. I feel very satisfied.
I didn’t buy Ivy being an a-hole to Bishop for no reason. She literally admitted to herself she had no reason to push Bishop away. Just stupid and unnecessary. This was my only gripe with the story.
We get the beast with two backs but very little detail so it stuck with the YA audience. I was so happy to see Ivy and Bishop become closer. They waited until they were ready and they were REALLY ready. 😀
This is the end of the duology and it was done really well. I would highly recommend both books. I am sad to see the series end, but I feel good with how everything was wrapped up. Very recommended.
“I don’t understand how the pain of losing him can be a pale shadow in comparison to the pain of finding him again.”
I love this one: —-> “I don’t want a girl who makes me happy,” he says. “I want you.”
This is a tour wide giveaway:
The grand prize is a signed copy of the book and this necklace: https://www.etsy.com/listing/83901696/ocean-necklace-ocean-wave-aqua-pendant The runner-up could just get a signed copy of the book. And open to US residents only for both.