Amy Engel is a former criminal defence attorney living in Missouri with her family. Her debut adult novel, The Roanoke Girls, was a #1 ebook bestseller, a Richard and Judy book club pick and has sold 100,000 copies across formats to date. The Familiar Dark is her second adult novel.
[The Book of Ivy] has immediacy, and there's justification for plenty of teenage angst. Ivy is forced to question her family's motivations as Bishop keeps surprising her, and she surprises herself with her growing feelings for him. An intriguing start with a brave heroine - Kirkus ReviewsThought-provoking, poignant, and sexy! Readers will burn the midnight oil to finish The Book of Ivy and fall asleep with the name Bishop Lattimer on their lips - Mereadalot.netThe Book of Ivy has every ingredient you look for in an epic novel: from the spine-tingling plot and exhilarating characters, to every entrancing word penned by Amy Engel - Insightful Mind ReviewsWith her debut, Amy Engel has pulled off one of the best dystopian romances that I have ever read. It was impossible to put down' - Bibliophilia, PleaseI enjoyed this novel so much that I polished it off in two sittings. The slow-to-develop relationship is believable, and both Ivy and Bishop are easy to relate to. Waiting anxiously for Book 2! - Magna Maniac Cafe'Well-developed characters and intricate world-building, combined with complex relationships, political corruption, and betrayal, leave readers begging for the second book in this series.' - SLJ'The novel is less about the devastation of the world and intriguingly more about the people left behind. The promise of a second book will excite potential readers.' - Booklist'There were points in which I found myself clutching the covers, shaking the pages in a little disbelief and a little rage. Overall, if you're looking for a suspenseful book with a great, and at times almost heart-wrenching romance, don't miss The Book of Ivy.' - Teenreads.com