Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel & The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW’s for this week is The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel & The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout, both sound amazing!

The Book of Ivy 
Author: Amy Engel
Series: -
Genre: Young adult
Amazon pre-order
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: 4th November 2014

Synopsis. (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.

The Dead List
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: -
Genre: New Adult
Amazon pre-order
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: 31st March 2015

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

It’s Ella’s senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran’s end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges in the fall. 

But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes. Ella’s carefree senior year plans disintegrate as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.

Ella is determined to move on; to get her life back to normal, but she can’t seem to shake the feeling that she’s still being watched. Suddenly, the people closest to her seem the most suspicious, like the elusive Jensen Carver. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can actually trust

What are most anticipating this week?

PS. If you are interested in children’s book reviews (3-12 years), I have started a new review blog (with the odd toddler snack thrown in) Here – Little Ones Read with a current Giveaway at the moment.


  1. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout! Am happy to see The Book of Ivy on your list. Here are my picks.

  2. JLA is one of my all time favorite authors Sharon! This will definitely be a WoW post for me soon! Can't wait to check it out!

  3. i'm so excited for the dead list. it's by jennifer armentrout though so it's a given that i'll read it. so excited to see the final cover :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. Ooh nice! The first is new to me but it's definitely got an eyecatching cover! Totally can't wait for The Dead List either! Love a good thriller!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I loved her other mystery Don't Look Back so I can't wait for this book to be released either.
    Great pick!
    Here's mine:

  6. OMG the Dead List! I am waiting for that one too! (not this week but in general lol) Both books look amazing!

    Our WoW @ Lazy Book Lovers!

  7. What a great pick for this week. :) I love Jennifer L. Armentrout :)

  8. I can't wait for the Dead List!

  9. Oh I love JLA's books, Dead List sounds so good! And the cover for The Book of Ivy is amazing, it sounds so good as well! Great picks, hope you love them both :)

  10. These both sound so good! JLA is always on my radar for good reads but The Book of Ivy is new to me! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love the cover of the first book and I love YA JLA. She has so many books coming out next year! I can't wait to see the cover.

  12. The Book of Ivy sounds reaaally intense but very interesting!
    I need to check out JLA still :'| I hope this book is as good as her others! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great picks!! They both sound good, but I'm more excited for The Book of Ivy! I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW @ Addicted Readers! :)

  14. Nice picks, Sharon! I actually hadn't seen The Dead List before, so that's exciting. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wow! Jennifer L. Armentrout is a writing MACHINE! Every time I add one of her books to my TBR, it seems like 2 more pop up that I completely missed. Not that I'm complaining because I love her writing. Great pick!

  16. Thank you so much for including The Book of Ivy on your list. I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy the book!


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