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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 outside of the fence now. Everything is lost. Her family, Bishop, and the life that she once knew. She has to survive and the only way she can do that is to get a grip and face reality. She didn't know how to survive outside the fence because it was never a possibility that she would be put out. She is afraid, hurt, and scared. That is until she meets Ash and Caleb.

Ash and Caleb are great! They suffered and lost but are survivors. They take Ivy under their wings. Caleb was reluctant at first because he didn't trust her right off hand. They taught Ivy how to survive and make a life outside the fence and what she thought she would not be able to handle she does. She is slowly letting down her defenses but her lies still linger among them. 

Then....Bishop arrives and everything that Ivy tried to forget is thrown back up and once again she is left to make decisions based on her heart. Again, I love Bishop. He was so patient and even tempered with her. I wanted to strangle Ivy at some parts of the book but I understood where she was coming from.

I can't fathom Ivy's feelings because the one thing that she wanted she felt she didn't deserve and losing her family with the betrayal. She grew so much from the last book. She wasn't weak and timid. She became fierce.

I listened to this one as well and I loved it. The writing was good. It was evenly paced. The only problem that I had was the ending before the epilogue. I felt that it ended to promptly. I wish that there could have been more. Other than that I loved the book

Rating 4.5 stars
Recommend? Yes

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