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Book Review: The Revolution of Ivy (bk2) Amy Engle

Goodreads Summary: 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.

This is the second installment of the Book of Ivy duology. I liked this one a whole lot more than the first one. Especially after that awful cliffhanger from the first one. In a way I am happy that I was able to read this back to back because I don't know if I would have survived waiting so long to get my hands on the second book. Thank you Jesus!

Ivy is out…

Book Review: The Book of Ivy (bk1) by Amy Engle

Goodreads Summary: 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…

I don't know why in the world did I ever over look reading this book. Sometimes I am very guilty of …

Snagged @ The Library Reading Challenge 2016

This challenge is hosted by Geeky Blogger's Book Blog . This one is my favorite challenge so far because not only do I work at a library I get the majority of the books I read from the library as well. 

Anyone can join in on this challenge.
Starts: January 1, 2016
Ends: December 31, 2016
Eligible Books: Books from my libraries  

 Runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. You can join any time.
• The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library. Twelve should be easy, that’s one a month. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you.
• Any format will work for this challenge (print, ebook or audio) as long as you checked it out from the library it counts.
• Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
• Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
Here are the…

Audiobook Challenge 2016

Hosted by  The Book Nympho and Hot Listens I am just now getting into Audio Books. I usually only listen to audiobooks if the audio version comes out first and it is a book that I absolutely cannot wait to read. Although I prefer to have the book in my hands Audio Books are life savers as well. I have apps on my phone and tablet. I also listen while in the car driving. So I decided to do this challenge with listening to at least one book a month. 

Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+My goal for 2016 is  Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15Good Luck to everyone participating! 
April's AudioBook
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engle     finished  4/26/16
The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engle  finished…

The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge 2016

Another challenge that I am excited about is the Bad Boys of Romance Challenge. Romances are one of my favorite genres to read especially PNR. This challenge will be great for me and I'm going to push myself to level three.  Again, I know I'm late with starting off on the challenges but I can't wait to start this one. I've already read some but the ones that I update will be since starting the challenge.
Level One – 5-9 books – Capturing the Bad BoyLevel Two – 10-15 books – Engaged to the Bad BoyLevel Three – 15 books or more – Taking the Bad Boy to the Alter
* The minimum goal is 5 books.
* The books have to feature a bad boy hero:
Rock stars, MC members, streetfighters, assassins, mafia, loners, geeks, etc. 
* Only romance series are accepted. Any sub-genre of romance accepted.
* Sign up ends December 31, 2016.
I will keep you guys updated with monthly post and stats. Good Luck everyone!!

Read the Books You Buy Challenge 2016

I know that I am a little late joining the wagon with this one but I wanted to challenge myself. I have a huge TBR pile of books that are collecting dusk because lets face it....TBR pile never goes away. I need to get it down some so I decided to take part in the Read the books You Buy Challenge. 

This challenge is hosted by The Book Date. I want to challenge myself to read about 75-80% of the books that I have bought and buy this year. 

Here are the rules
Books have been bought in 2016.Can be ebook, print book or audiobookYou can decide whether you include books bought in 2016 second hand or in book fairs etc.You may adjust your level if needs be during the year.Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2016
These are the percentages that you can make to meet your goal 20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 - 40%          Making Inroads.

40 - 60 %         Moderately Successful

60 - 80 %        Maximizing  Returns
80 - …

Book Review: Light the Way (Bk2) by Joe Kipling

I received this free book by the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Goodreads summary: In the near future, when the world's population has been decimated by disease, the fortunate few live inside the Boundary, while the unlucky ones are left to die on the Outside.
MaryAnn Hunter has crossed over to become a fugitive on the Outside. Hiding out in the Union headquarters MaryAnn is slowly coming to terms with the lies she has been brought up with.
But when a friend asks for help MaryAnny finds herself on a dangerous rescue mission that takes her on a terrifying journey back into the desperate clutches of the Director and the Light. MaryAnn faces a fight for survival. It's a fight she must win against insurmountable odds - but is it one she is willing to win at any cost? 

Light the Way is the second book in The Union Trilogy. Set in a dystopian future The Union Trilogy is about death and coming to terms with loss, the abuse of power, discrimination and the fear of the unknown.