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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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“My father, in all his endless lessons, never spared a single second talking to me about how to survive beyond the fence. He never taught me how to start a fire or catch a small animal. I suppose he never considered the possibility that all his planning might come to nothing, that we might be caught, that he might need to give me some kind of alternative training.”
This was a really good sequel, and I was pleased with the way things turned out!
Ivy was really strong in this book, and she really fought for what was important to her. I thought she did well to survive the way she did, and became a strong role model later on in the book.
The storyline in this was really good, with Ivy’s fight to survive in the wild, and the way she eventually found other people and also found someone who she thought she had lost. I liked the action, and the unexpected deaths as well!
There was some romance in this, and it was pretty good! I won’t say anything else though.
"That's what love is, though, isn't it? You don't stop loving someone just because they disappoint you."
The ending to this was satisfying, and I was pleased with the way things played out.
8 out of 10