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"Engel makes good use of her setting; the fight for survival on the cusp of winter stokes the sense of danger in a way that matches Ivy's roiling feelings, and the love story moves with the slow-growing heat that Ivy needs." --Kirkus Reviews
Beyond the fence. I am still alive. Barely.
My name is Ivy Westfall. I am sixteen years old and a traitor. Three months ago, I was forced to marry the president's son, Bishop Lattimer--as all daughters of the losing side of the war are sold off in marriage to the sons of the winners. But I was different. I had a mission-to kill Bishop.
Instead, I fell in love with him.
Now I am an outcast, left to survive the brutal savagery of the lands outside of civilization. Yet even out here, there is hope. There is life beyond the fence. But I can't outrun my past. For my actions have set off a treasonous chain of events in Westfall that will change all of our fates--especially Bishop's.
And this time, it is not enough to just survive...
Amy Engel on PowellsBooks.Blog
My family has a long history in rural Kansas. My mother was born in a small town in the southeastern part of the state. Her father was the town doctor and delivered a generation’s worth of babies. Her grandfather owned the general store and later served as town mayor. My great-grandparents lived in that small town until their deaths when I was in college...