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....
You can be a VII if you give everything....
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude....
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself....
Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war....
Richard just wanted a girlfriend - not the apocalypse....
It's only been 10 years since the end, but it feels like a hundred for Emma, who has been alone since the beginning, surviving on the skills her crazy father forced on her....
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed, and her sister was kidnapped....
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure....
In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she's going crazy. After her complete freak-out at a high school party, her family is too....
Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows....
Before borders were drawn, before treaties were signed, before wars were waged anew, before the great kingdoms of the Remnant were even born and the world of old was only a hazy slate....
After her mother's suicide, 15-year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas....
The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World....
Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic....
Before Amberly came to the palace, she was a four in love with a one....
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, 17-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions....
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.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I listened to this book based on my love for Ivy and Bishop's relationship, which (in my opinion) is the very backbone of the series. Thus, If you want Ivy and Bishop developing their relationship, then I suppose this is time well spent.<br/><br/>If you want more focus on the political and social situation of Westfall and the world it inhabits, unfortunately, you'd be disappointed. Because it seems to me as nothing more than a prop to Ivy and Bishop's romance.
Would you recommend The Revolution of Ivy to your friends? Why or why not?
I'd only recommend it to those who want a resolution to The Book of Ivy. To be fair, it did tie up loose ends. But just not in a way that I would have liked.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I think the narrator was good. But I guess, I'm just comparing her to other narrators I've heard. I've listened to other narrators that seemed to be so into the story that I definitely felt moved by their performance. The narration for the Revolution of Ivy is really just that. A Narration. Reading the book aloud.
Do you think The Revolution of Ivy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I honestly thought that the Ivy Series would focus on both Ivy & Bishop's romance as well as the socio-political situation of their world. But Book 2 pretty much shows me that the series is really all about the romance. And on that front, I think that it already reached the conclusion it needs. Thus, I think that the book should end at that point.
Any additional comments?
I had high hopes for a great sequel. But I guess I was just expecting something epic (perhaps involving explosions and a bit of a war) considering it was called "The Revolution of Ivy."<br/><br/>However, it wasn't like that at all. And I feel a little let down on that front.<br/><br/>On the other hand, at least it ended in a satisfying manner (in my opinion) with no more obstacles to the two lovebirds being together
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Revolution picks up where The Book of Ivy left off--right after Ivy's banishment from Westfall. She soon runs into trouble beyond devastating thirst and hunger, testing her strength, adaptability, and convictions. Just how far will she go to survive?
Though Ivy showed a tremendous amount of courage and growth throughout the book, I have to admit she tried my patience more than once. I can understand her reluctance to trust her new acquaintances, but her attitude when Bishop shows up? And the fact that the attitude continued for quite some time? Harder to swallow. Bishop deserves a medal for waiting through her crazy until she finally got her head on straight.
But then, he IS Bishop Lattimer. ;)
Despite my sometimes-frustration with its main character, I really did enjoy The Revolution of Ivy. Even when she was pushing Bishop away with both hands, I couldn't stop reading, needing to find out just how everything was going to end up.
Spoiler alert: Ivy's sister Callie's still a mega-b*tch. Shocker, I know. And people are going to die. Some of them horribly.
The narrator did a good job reading this one--she really managed to capture Ivy's voice. I can't think of a single thing to critique in her recitation.
This book really works best if you've read book one first. Though Ivy does do some recapping of events for the reader, everything will have a much greater impact if you've read The Book of Ivy already. (Plus, book one is flipping awesome, so you really should read it anyway just because.)
I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms. Engel will bring us next!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
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Thank goodness audible is good about giving your money back for those not so great books... This one could've been much better if the author would've expanded the story a bit. The romance was ok but I was yawning after an hour or two into it. I finally had to give up after the third. The narrator didn't know how to make a males voice sound masculine at all!? Thanks but no thanks, unfortunately! After reading the first book I thought that the second one would be filled with great stuff about the other side of the fence and maybe even a sneak back to see what was happening back where home used to be.... What a disappointment! Did I miss something huge at the end of the book ...I wonder...?
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This series kept me interested but I felt like it was just mediocre. There was nothing super exciting about it.
What did you love best about The Revolution of Ivy?
It wasn't slow, and it kept my interest.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Revolution of Ivy?
I can't say there was one memorable moment. It was interesting throughout.
Which scene was your favorite?
Sounds like the last question, just worded differently, so my answer is the same.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I was okay with leaving and coming back to it. It was very good, but not the kind where I expected some extreme action on the next page that I wanted to get to immediately.
Any additional comments?
I can not stand for a book that has a man rape a NINE year old, rapes and kills ANOTHER girl and then tries to do it AGAIN to the main character. She has a chance to kill him and says I can't I do it, I do not want to be a murderer like him. WHAT?! If you protect and value life there would be no question.<br/>Just one example of the main character thinking throughout every situation. VERY maddening!!!
the writer paints a very vivid picture in every scene, and the character is always deep in thought. it is a very real, heart-felt fictional story that draws you in. you develope a stake in the love story.
I highly recommend this series! This YA dystopia has adventure, suspense & romance. Well worth the credit.
What disappointed you about The Revolution of Ivy?
The way Ivy acts towards Bishop when she sees him again. He gave her a second chance and she still acts distant. Very strange
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I want a refund! I didn't appreciate the sexual content in this book! Why can't people just write a book without sex in it? I listened to the first book thought it was okay. I definitely do not care for the reader, her voice bores me to death! She makes the grown man sound like little boys... Anyway, as far as the overall story there was no powwow to it there was no heart stoppers. I guess I'm just spoiled from "divergent", "the hunger games" and "the partials" best books ever!!
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