The Book of Ivy

The Book of Ivy

Book - 2014 | First edition
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In an apocalyptic future where girls from the losing faction are forcibly married to boys of the winning faction, sixteen-year-old Ivy is tasked to kill her fiancé Bishop, although when she finally meets him, he is not the monster she has been led to believe.
Publisher: Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781622664658
1622664655
Branch Call Number: TEEN ENGEL
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 21 cm

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JCLChrisK Nov 17, 2017

This duo of books (along with "The Revolution of Ivy") set in a post-nuclear-war future tells an engaging and satisfying story. There's a bit too much exposition and info dump in the beginning, but then things get going. The types of action--in descending amount--include internal, interpersonal, and external, with a nice balance of character development, romance, and tension and suspense. I enjoyed myself.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 15, 2017

I have to say that the moment I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down. I probably say that for every book I read but this book was absolutely fascinating! The characters were fully developed and they were amazing. The main character Ivy, 16, has to marry Bishop, 18, the president's son. Her mission is to kill the brutal and heartless guy her family tells her in 3 months. But he isn't brutal, cruel, and heartless as they say he is. Ivy is a great character that I love. She becomes stronger throughout the story and in the end, it leaves you begging for more. Unfortunately, the library doesn't have the second book but I’ll probably buy it to satisfy my curiosity. I definitely recommend everyone to give this book a try! 5/5 stars.
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Another apocalyptic YA thriller novel, with Ivy Westfall as the main character. She is the daughter of the second biggest family governing the nation after a horrible nuclear war. Since her family is losing power to their rivals she has a task to kill her future husband to be. Taking place in the year 2075 this tension filled book explores the moral complications of her mission. With a strong female lead and a little bit of romance, I liked this story because it wasn't what I had expected. The character development was spot on. I would read more from this author in the future.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

When I read the synopsis of this novel, it reminded me of half a dozen books that I’ve read like Cruel Beauty and Matched. Quite frankly, I tired of the same repetitive concepts in YA books, so initially I was hesitant on reading The Book of Ivy. But after my friend spoke so highly of this book, I thought why not give it a try, after all I have nothing to lose. I spent the entire night reading this book and when I finally finished it, I felt… nothing. No sense of accomplishment, in fact the book wasn’t even memorable enough for me criticize it with my friends. The poor writing style, irritating characters and cliché story-line all contribute to the poor ratings this books has acquired.
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLDennisR Mar 22, 2017

The premise sounds like the standard teen dystopian novel at first, but this one is definitely a cut above the usual. The two principal characters and their relationship are developed carefully, and the tension in their relationship, and the plot, simmers at just the right pace to keep the reader turning the pages. And the author lives in our area.

JCLDianeH Mar 15, 2017

An excellent addition to young adult dystopian novels - thought-provoking and suspenseful.

It was a very action packed book that had a twist of romance. Very interesting.

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Posey_MayLove
Jul 19, 2015

I love this book so much/ This was the first dystonian world book, I've ever read. Ivy is my favorite of course and her Husband Bishop. Yeah, Husband... The Plot AMAZING!!!
I can't wait for the sequel.

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Ivy is the Mayor's daughter of the two factions. Now 16, it's her turn. She is to marry the Mayor of the fraction's son. Ivy and her family are on a mission to put their family back into full power. Meaning Ivy must kill Bishop, the cruel, heartless mayor's son. But can she?

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