Ivy Westfall should be happy as she is about to get
However, in the post-nuclear-war United States, marriages
are arranged, typically between people who haven't met
before. Luckily for Ivy, she doesn't have to like her new
husband, Bishop. She just has to kill him to bring her
family back to power. When Bishop isn't at all like she
expected, she will discover that it may be time to make
own decisions....even though that may take her own life in
With bookstores swarming with dystopian titles, it is easy
to get exhausted with them. Often after a while, they
looking a little too similar and redundant. THE BOOK OF
is dystopian, but it drastically sets itself apart from
others with its unique voice, slow burn romance, and sweet
main character. Amy Engel does a marvelous job of crafting
characters who are intensely dynamic, surprisingly
relatable, and all together memorable. Ivy isn't big on
killing plan her family has drawn up, but she also
in their cause based on what she was told. Both her and
Bishop grew up with parents who wanted to their children
believe specific ideals, and now they both have to find
their own opinions are. The journey of their
self-discoveries combined with the shaky but ever
strengthening road they take in getting to know each other
at the same time will make you want to both devour the
in one sitting and read each page as slowly as possible to
avoid an end.
This page turner is sure to please many readers and leave
them begging for a sequel. Amy Engel's THE BOOK OF IVY is
not a story to miss for those looking for a breath taking
romance and a world that takes no prisoners.
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 return 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…