Waiting on Wednesday -- The Book of Ivy



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  
  This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is The Book of Ivy
The Book of Ivy


The Book of Ivy

by Amy Engel
Publication date: November 14, 2014

From Goodreads:

In a future where girls no longer control their own fates, sixteen-year-old Ivy Westfall has the power to give girls back their choices. If she’s willing to commit murder to do it…

After a brutal nuclear war, followed by famine and disease, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over who would govern the new nation. 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 Ivy Westfall's turn to be married. Only her bridegroom is no average boy. He is Bishop Lattimer, the President’s son. And Ivy’s mission is not simply to marry him and bear his children. Her mission, one she’s been preparing for all her life, is to kill him and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer turns out not to be the cruel, heartless boy her family warned her to expect. And as Bishop and Ivy navigate a tentative friendship that evolves into something more, Ivy is torn between loyalty to her family and following her own heart. She is a teenage girl caught in an adult web of manipulation, lies, and the struggle for power. Ultimately, she must decide what sacrifices are worth making for the lives of those she loves.

3 comments:

michellesminions said...

I am definitely looking forward to this book! It sounds amazing! Great pick!

Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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Kerry O'Donnell said...

I'm VERY intrigued by this book. Sounds a little bit like the Selection but also something unique. I'll be very curious to find out more! Thanks for sharing!
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amy engel said...

Thanks so much for choosing The Book of Ivy. I'm excited for you to get a chance to read it soon!