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The Revolution of Ivy

Amy Engel

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"Engel makes good use of her setting; the fight for survival on the cusp of winter stokes the sense of danger in a way that matches Ivy's roiling feelings, and the love story moves with the slow-growing heat that Ivy needs." ―Kirkus Reviews

Beyond the fence. I am still alive. Barely.

My name is Ivy Westfall. I am sixteen years old and a traitor. Three months ago, I was forced to marry the president's son, Bishop Lattimer―as all daughters of the losing side of the war are sold off in marriage to the sons of the winners. But I was different. I had a mission-to kill Bishop.

Instead, I fell in love with him.

Now I am an outcast, left to survive the brutal savagery of the lands outside of civilization. Yet even out here, there is hope. There is life beyond the fence. But I can't outrun my past. For my actions have set off a treasonous chain of events in Westfall that will change all of our fates―especially Bishop's.

And this time, it is not enough to just survive...

The Roanoke Girls: A Novel

Amy Engel

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“With more twists than a bag of pretzels, this compelling family saga may make you question what you think you know about your own relatives.”
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“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”
 
After her mother's suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran…fast and far away.
 
Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.
 
As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.

The Book of Ivy (Entangled Teen)

Amy Engel

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Now a New York Times bestseller!

What would you kill for?

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 return 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…

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

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“Gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be a New Yorker—slightly insane, broke, and madly in love. These essays made me laugh out loud with recognition. New York City isn’t an easy place to live, but is anything easy really worth doing?” —Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers

The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is an exuberant celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, Alexander Chee, and many others. These essays take place in dive bars and museums, cinemas and old restaurants, horse-drawn carriages and subway cars, capturing the true essence of life in New York. Never Can Say Goodbye is ultimately a love letter to the Big Apple and a must-have for every lover of New York—regardless of whether or not you call the city home.

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Marcus Engel

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There's a tradition at Mercy Regional Hospital that the nurses take very seriously. The window blinds are always kept closed for a patient with a good prognosis. But for a patient who’s not expected to make it, the blinds are left open so the soul can be set free when the time comes. Hope Wyatt, single mother, aspiring poet and new-to-practice nurse makes the mistake of closing the blinds on a terminally ill patient her first day on the job. Her colleagues quickly let her know what a tremendous foul-up she has made, and aren’t in any rush to let her forget about it. When Hope’s friend Will ends up in the ICU in a coma, she isn’t sure if she should leave the blinds open or closed for him. Already struggling with the hard hand that life has dealt her, Hope tries her best to hold it all together and find some peace in the turmoil around her. Inspired by Saul, the husband of a cancer patient, and Marjorie, a fellow nurse on her unit, Hope adopts a new philosophy about coping with the emotional highs and lows of caregiving. One that gives her the strength to boldly defy the tradition of the blinds, and do what she knows in her heart is right.

Forever (The Ivy Series Vol. 1) (Italian Edition)

Amy Engel

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Emozionante come Hunger Games, adrenalinico come Divergent
The Ivy Series
Il mondo dipende da loro
Il suo cuore dipende da lui
Dopo una guerra nucleare senza precedenti, la popolazione degli Stati Uniti è decimata.

Un piccolo gruppo di sopravvissuti entra in conflitto per decidere quale famiglia andrà al governo del nuovo mondo. Il clan dei Westfall perde lo scontro con quello dei Lattimer. Passano cinquant’anni e la comunità è ancora in pace, ma il prezzo è alto: ogni anno un rito assicura l’equilibrio forzato tra le famiglie e così una delle figlie dei perdenti deve andare in sposa a uno dei figli di quella vincente. Quest’anno, è il mio turno.
Il mio nome è Ivy Westfall, e la mia missione è semplice: uccidere il figlio del capo dei Lattimer, Bishop, il mio promesso sposo, e restituire il potere alla mia famiglia.
Ma Bishop sembra molto scaltro oppure non è il ragazzo spietato e senza cuore che mi avevano detto. Sembra anche essere l’unica persona in questo mondo che veramente mi capisce, ma non posso sottrarmi al destino, io sono l’unica che può riportare i Westfall al potere.
E perché questo accada, Bishop deve morire per mano mia...
Il mio nome è Ivy Westfall, e la mia missione è semplice: uccidere il mio promesso sposo
I commenti dei lettori:

«Amore, tradimenti, complotti, omicidi, inganni e coraggio. Un libro fenomenale, aspetto il seguito!» 
«Con il suo debutto, Amy Engel ha scritto uno dei migliori romanzi distopici che io abbia mai letto. Impossibile staccarsene!»
«Profondo, struggente e sexy! Sono rimasta sveglia per finire di leggere e mi sono addormentata con il nome di Bishop sulle labbra…»


Amy Engel

È nata in Kansas e dopo un’infanzia trascorsa tra Iran, Taiwan e diversi luoghi degli Stati Uniti si è fermata a Kansas City, nel Missouri, dove vive con il marito e due figli. Prima di dedicarsi a tempo pieno alla maternità e alla scrittura, è stata avvocato penalista.

Les filles de Roanoke (AUTREMENT LITTE) (French Edition)

Amy Engel

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Tout le monde admire les filles Roanoke. Elles sont belles, jeunes, riches et vivent avec leurs grands-parents au milieu du Kansas, dans un immense domaine noyé de soleil. Leur vie semble si douce... Pourtant Camilla, Penelope, Eleanor, toutes les filles de la lignée ont connu des fins tragiques. Il y a quelque chose de pourri au royaume des Roanoke.
Plongée étouffante au cœur des relations troubles d’une famille d’aujourd’hui, Les Filles de Roanoke est un véritable page turner atmosphérique et haletant. Amy Engel distille avec talent le poison des non-dits, dans la lignée des grands romans de Joyce Carol Oates.

The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (2015-11-05)

Amy Engel

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Heart Of Ivy - Geliebter Feind (German Edition)

Amy Engel

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Nach einem verheerenden Krieg hat sich das Leben aller verändert: Die Mädchen der Verlierer sind auf ewig dazu verdammt, die Söhne der Gewinner zu heiraten. Nur eine kann für Gerechtigkeit sorgen: Ivy Westfall. Doch dazu muss sie Bishop Lattimer töten, Sohn des Präsidenten – und ihr Bräutigam … Bishop ist jedoch nicht wie gedacht, sondern der einzige Mensch, dem sie wirklich vertrauen kann. Prompt verliebt sich Ivy und steht vor einer folgenschweren Entscheidung.

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (2014-11-11)

Amy Engel

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