Monday, 17 July 2017

The Book of Ivy

Title: The Book of Ivy
Author: Amy Engel 
Published: 4th November 2014
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: HELL YES!

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…

Omg!!! Guys this book was soooo good. I remember reading this in 2015 and ever since the authors new book releasing next month I have been reminiscing about these books again. Oh my dear heart, be still my love.

How do I tell you how much I loved Bishop and Ivy. They were perfect for each other #relationshipgoals and they make such a cute couple.

This story has the perfect ingredients of; mystery, suspense, romance, family and politics. It tells the tale of two families, Lattimers and Westfall. These families hate one another and fight for political leadership. I have a feeling this maybe is a little bit of dystopian in it, but I don't know. Like I said it hints but I only say because of the political aspect. Its the struggle of the Westfall family who want to regain the power and govern the whole town. At the moment, girls are not allowed to marry, they have no choice therefore having a romantic interest is frowned upon.

Luckily for Ivy, Bishop chooses to marry Ivy instead of Callie even though originally he was supposed to marry her but later changed his mind. We aren't told why until later in the book. The Westfall plan vengeance against Bishop and his family and they use Ivy to execute it.

For Ivy, she always been someone her family uses against Bishop. This marriage is a fake, her vows are based on lies. But the more time they spend with one another they more they find solace and friendship like never before. As more times goes by, they find themselves getting closer and soon enough they fall in love with each other.

Ivy feels inferior but Bishop always reminds her she is intelligent, kind, feisty and most of all her believes in her.

I really loved this book, the author really does manage to keep you on the edge of your seat without realising how you got there, this has got everything that whips up a perfect novel.

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  1. This sounds incredible! Love dystopian romances ❤️😁