Let's do another Book Review Tuesday and I'm so excited for today's book review, I loved, loved, loved this book. Okay...I'm going to stop and just get to it; but one more time: I LOVE IT.
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
After a brutal nuclear war, the US was left decimated and a small group of survivors have banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost and the Lattimers won. Fifty years later and peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.
Meet, Ivy Westfall, she belongs the losing side and from the original family and this year she is set to marry Bishop Lattimer. Bishop is the President's son and soon to be Ivy's husband, but Ivy's mission is not only to marry Bishop, her mission is to kill him and restore the Westfall family to power.
But after Ivy and Bishop marry, Ivy isn't so sure about her mission anymore. Either Bishop is a very good actor or he isn't the cruel, heartless boy that her family made her to believe. Slowy, Ivy and Bishop connect and form a relationship and Ivy is afraid of what to think because Bishop is become the only person in the world who truly understands her but her family is pressuring her to move forward with the mission and now doesn't know what do to anymore. Believe her family and stay committed to a mission she has believed her whole life or stay and believe in the boy she has fallen in love with?
What will Ivy do?
This book? OMG, I read this book in 2 sittings, that's how good this book was. I just could not putting it down. Ivy was everything you wanted on a heroine and more and you keep on cheering for her throughout the whole book. And Bishop? AH, he was so???? Ah, no words, he lovely and caring and you just want to protect him, yes that's it. But the end of the book? What a freaking cliffhanger. I remember finishing and going from bookstore to bookstore looking for it and not finding and it was killing me so I just ended up going on Amazon and ordering. Yeah, I know...CRAZY, right? Of course I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and totally recommend you guys to read, so what are you waiting for? GOOOO and get yourself a copy of it. lol I should mention that the writing was amazing too :)