I am a wife and mom of two grown children (who can't seem to move out) and two furbabies. I write about my family life, as well as causes that are dear to my heart, with recipes every Wednesday and book reviews every Friday. My favorite genre is historical fiction.
I was initially turned off by the opening chapter of Ivory. The book starts fairly violently, which I was not prepared for.
But after the conflict, the healing begins. Ivory is kidnapped by the Lecs and learns that everything she has grown up believing has been a lie. How the truth is revealed to her and how she deals with that knowledge make up the remainder of the book.
I consider myself a fairly empathetic person, which made this book an incredibly difficult read. Time and time again I felt hope along with Ivory, then had my hopes dashed. I felt the anger and betrayal she could not seem to put aside even when she knew they were misplaced. I felt as if my heart had been ripped out of my chest, kicked around the room a few times and put back dirty.
My greatest hope for this book was in a happy ending, but instead I got a cliffhanger. To say I feel hung out to dry right now would be putting it mildly. I smell a sequel, or at least, I am begging for one.