Hello! I didn’t think this was gonna work out, but last minute it did! I finished the book yesterday! And Let me tell you, on kindle, it may seem long, but this book was well worth the read! It is the second in a series, and while I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, this one was so good!
Ivy Introspective by Kellyn Roth
(2nd Edition, 2020)
About the Book ||
In a world that doesn’t understand her, how can she grow?
Ivy Knight lives her life in a blur of confusion as the world passes her by in a tumultuous melody. She isn’t the perfect daughter or student, but as long as she can be with her family, she doesn’t mind watching rather than living.
Mrs. Chattoway treasures both of her granddaughters now that they’re reunited. When Ivy’s parents enroll her in a Scottish school for unique children, she’s happy to chaperone.
In a new place with a new guardian, Ivy discovers a special talent that helps her see the blurred world in a new way. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Ivy becomes determined to find it—and help others do the same.
About the Author ||
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical author from North-Eastern Oregon who loves border collies. A ranch girl with a love for storytelling, she’s been writing since she was seven and published since she was fourteen.
Kell lives in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, cat, and three puppy-dogs. When not writing, she teaches writing and talks about writing, but she also enjoys other things. She just can’t think of any right now.
Website & Blog: http://kellynrothauthor.com/
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My Review ||
This book was so sweet! I loved Ivy from the first book, and this book was 10 times better! I was a little confused about whether Ivy was saved or not, but her innocent depiction of Salvation to someone else was beautiful! Personally, I felt Ivy didn’t seem mentally ill. Neither she nor Alice acts like they are 12, more like 8-year-olds, one outgoing, the other shy. So in that way, the story fell a little flat to me. Once Ivy went to school, she seemed a little more convincing. The characters were well developed otherwise and consistent. I wasn’t disappointed by the lack of Alice as she annoys me, haha! And Nora…bless her heart, I just adore her! And who doesn’t like Jordy? I mean seriously, he needs his own book!
One thing that bothered me was that I felt some of the story came off a bit feministic. While in a way, some thoughts about men are resolved in the story, and the feelings of dislike were undoubtedly justified, I didn’t feel enough positive was said about men. It was noted that men could cause plenty of evil if they didn’t live biblically, which is true, but women are every bit as capable. However, I do not believe the author is trying to say that men are usually toads 😉 I just thought I’d mention that it may come across that way if you aren’t paying attention.
Overall, I love this book and hope to get a paperback copy someday! Recommended for ages 16+!
|| I received a copy of this book free from the author for marketing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own! ||
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