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The Book of Ivy - Amy Engel
Oh my!  I rarely get book hangovers, but this one gave me a doozy.  I could kick myself in the butt for waiting so long to read this.  This was an amazing book, with all the right elements, in all the right spots and hit at all the right times.
There are conspiracies, romance, betrayals, hope, despair, revenge, chaos and utter sacrifices in this book.  There is shock and awe.  There is the giddiness of the realization of love.  There is the darkness, light and everything in between.  
Ivy gets stuck in a situation that she should never have been put in.  A situation that tugs at the reader.  A situation that you wish for anything she could get out of.  A situation where you realize just how deceitful certain individuals are.  As a reader, I was right there in the courtroom with her.  I wanted to shake her and tell her to spill it all because those that rightfully should have been there for her, took the easy way out.  
I can't wait for the next book in the duology to come out, The Revolution of Ivy.  It doesn't come out until November 2015 though, 10 long months from now.  It seems like a lifetime.  That's how good this book is.
I recommend this book for teens on up.  It's set in a dystopian future, but I don't really categorize it as a dystopian read.  It's more of a thriller than anything.  Is it November yet?