The Revolution of Ivy
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 bord...more
So abandon the hype train my friend and delete all of your hopes just like I did after 70%.
Bishop is a saint. And he deserves a cookie. And a golden medal. Actually, whomever deals with this bipolar chick called Ivy deserves an award ...more
FANGIRLING MODE ACTIVATED!!!!
BISHOP!!!! OMG!!!! :D
Woow! What an amazing finale! From the begining to the end I loved it. I loved it because, finally Ivy found herself. She became such a strong girl. :) Bishop was amazing too, as always he did what he believed. And he always listened his heart as well... :)
I don’t want to give you spoilers but trust me, you’ll never regret for reading this books. You just have to meet Bishop one last time. And after that you're ...more
“My father, in all his endless lessons, never spared a single second talking to me about how to survive beyond the fence. He never taught me how to start a fire or catch a small animal. I suppose he never considered the possibility that all his planning might come to nothing, that we might be caught, that he might need to give me some kind of alternative train ...more
For every trial there has been an answering blessing, for every loss, something gained.
**Actual rating: 3.5/5 Being-Yourself Stars**
Again, apart from the gorgeous cover I can't stop tearing my eyes away from whenever I see it, the story picked up shortly after the ending of The Book of Ivy and brought us into Ivy's long journey of survival beyond the fence.
"Nobody can make it out here alone, Ivy."
At first I was like, Oh! Okay, so no one will be able to survive out there once the ...more
10 Reasons you need to read The Book of Ivy/The Revolution of Ivy
1. BISHOP LATTIMER
2. Ivy is so damn fierce!
3. Bishop Lattimer
4. The amazing story ARC
5. Bishop Lattimer
6. TH ...more
Following the unexpected ending of book one, Ivy is no longer in Westfall, now she’s o ...more
I’ve really enjoyed this duo! The first book was just swoon worthy and SUPER fun to read! *sigh* Bishop….
Ok if you’re looking for a clean good romance this I would recommend to anyone!
Book two is no different in wonderfulness than book one and I greatly appreciate that! We all fell in love with the story and the characters and the world building.
In this book we continue with the story after Ivy has been banished and she is out beyond the fence. Where she ha ...more
I wasn't sure WHAT to expect after The Book of Ivy ended with our poor Ivy exiled to outside the fence. I was 1) terrified of the gross and awful rapist guy 2) terrified of the gross and awful rapist guy. That storyline was gut-wrenching in the first book and I was 100% sure he would be back in the second book.
And the biggest selling point of book 1 for me was the romance and we start Revolution with our love i ...more
4.5 SOLID STARS
Wonderfully crafted and brilliantly concocted, THE REVOLUTION OF IVY takes us through a world of emotions, while keeping us at bay with the swoon-worthy romance and shocking revelations, this duology will have your head spinning by the time your finished!!
I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY I READ THIS DUOLOGY! I can't imagine missing all the awesomeness in THE BOOK OF IVY DUOLOGY!! This duology is a gem that I think any dystopian/romance fan should read. Especially if you want something slightl ...more
The Revolution of Ivy opens up where The Book of Ivy left off: with Ivy being cast out of the fence to fend for herself. And it ain't pretty folks. Beyond the safety of the gated town of Westfall lies desolate terrain, extreme weather conditions, wild predators, and other exiled criminals that are right up t ...more
The Revolution of Ivy was such an entertaining Dystopian that I quickly devoured! I enjoyed where the story went and how everything was fabulously wrapped up! But while I was flipping through the pages, I desperately wanted Bishop back in the picture. And I wanted even more for Ivy and him to get their happily ever after. But I definitely questioned whether that was a possibility. Not because Bishop didn't come back, since we're told in the synopsis that he do ...more
This was just, eurgh, I loved it. I absolutely loved it. It's not often that a sequel is just as gripping as the first book but Amy Engel managed it perfectly with The Revolution of Ivy. This was just as heart pounding, intense and page turning as book one. I adored the character development throughout the book, especially in regards to Ivy and he different relationships she allowed herself to develop. The friendships were wonderful and the romance in this duology has quickly become a new a ...more
"…no revolutions are won without sacrifices… I've lost so much, but I've gained something, too. Life beyond the fence is transforming me. Not into a new person, but back into the girl I've always been underneath all the layers… built on top of me. Slowly, I am finding myself. I am becoming Ivy again."
taken from an uncorrected proof...
Amazing conclusion to The Book of Ivy!! I knew Amy Engel was going to deliver an explosive ending to this series with her second and fina ...more
The sequel to The Book of Ivy was awesome. I loved it. Full of action, suspense, betrayal and second chances, it was a perfect ending and an expected one, to this wonderful dystopian story.
I loved seeing Ivy make it past the walls of Westfall, take control of her situation and become the young woman she was meant to be. I loved her and her tenacity.
Bishop...the man was amazing once again. I love how he doesn't try and save Ivy, doesn't try and be the knight, but rather takes pride in w ...more
(view spoiler)[ I do really, really wish there had been more of Ash and Caleb, though. They are such good characters and I wanted more! Also, I think some things wrapped up a little too neatly and quickly, but it was still a fun ride and I love these characters so much. I just really wish that some things had been expanded on and that there had been a bit more character development from the supportin ...more
Reviewed together with my awesome coblogger, Nereyda!
Nick: Wow! This was one of my most anticipated sequels of 2015. The Book of Ivy which released last year was one of those hidden gems that I immediately devoured even though it is a dystopia and I was over that phase by then. The book ended on a cliffhanger and I was eager to get my hands on the sequel. This book was everything that I wanted out of a second book and so much more. It was addicting, wildly romantic and fea ...more
"Out here we don’t always have the luxury of making moral judgments like right or wrong. Sometimes it is simply kill or be k...more
I give this book 4,5 stars.
I know, I am as surprised as you are.
After reading the first one, I thought * Well, it could only go downhill from here*. I was caught off guard with this one.
The sun was shining, birds were singing and I liked the book.
Even more surprised that I liked Ivy.
I mean, yeah, she did piss me off in the first half. But after reading so many books about conf ...more
There are so many things Engel did right here, especially when compared to other books that conclude a duology or trilogy. At some points in the story I kept waiting for disaster to strike - and it did, but not so catastrophically that the plot turned some unknown or disappointing direction.
Ivy's character continues to grow and what might have seemed frustrating at times was clearly just her working through things. Engel did a beautiful jo ...more