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 Hey guys! So to promote this week’s sale i thought i would do a post on some of my 7 top traits in a YA heroine!

1) Okay so my all time favorite heroines are ones that seriously kick butt! Not necessarily physically, verbally does the trick!
2) They have to be funny even if they don’t make jokes, there way of thinking or actions are usually what make me smile the most 🙂
3) I hate it when they try too hard to get your pity.
4) If they have a special affinity for YA books then they’re already ranked cool in my book.
5) I don’t really like the pristine image of a heroine-as in perfect. I think that all of us want them to be more down to earth, more humane so that we can relate to them and really connect with them.
6) I’m a big fat fan of bad boy-good girl romance but one thing that really irks me is when the heroine feels that she has to change the hero completely. 
7) They can’t spend paragraphs talking about how they’re getting ready with all the clothes and the make up…

Yep so that’s it! Comment below and tell me what you most appreciate in a YA heroine 😛 And don’t forget to check out the book on sale! Thanks to Entangled Teen for letting me help out with this event!

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

The Book of Ivy Review Quotes:
“Well-developed characters and intricate world-building combined with complex relationships, political corruption, and betrayal, leave readers begging for the second book in this series.” —School Library Journal
“I enjoyed this novel so much that I polished it off in two sittings. There is no insta-love! There is no love triangle! Best of all, the protagonist actually has common sense, and she uses it! The slow-to-develop relationship is believable, and both Ivy and Bishop are easy to relate to. Waiting anxiously for Book 2!” —Julie at Magna Mania Cafe
“Thought-provoking, poignant, and sexy! Readers will burn the midnight oil to finish The Book of Ivy and fall asleep with the name Bishop Lattimer on their lips.” —Regina at Mel, Erin and Regina Read-A-Lot
The Book of Ivy Excerpt / Teaser:
“We haven’t slept together or shared secrets together or done much of anything together, really. But in perhaps the most important way of all, everything’s altered since those first hesitant nights. Because by being the person I come home to, the person who asks me about my day and listens to my answers, Bishop’s become the constant my life revolves around. Even if most of the time we navigate so carefully we might as well be bombs trying not to explode, we are still always there, in each other’s paths. Just waiting for the moments we intersect.” —The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
The Book of Ivy Synopsis:

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. 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 my turn.
My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power.
But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.
Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

Amy Engel Bio:

Amy Engel is the author of THE BOOK OF IVY (out now) and its sequel, THE REVOLUTION OF IVY, which will be available on November 3, 2015. In addition, her debut adult novel (gothic suspense), THE ROANOKE GIRLS, is forthcoming from Crown in early 2017. Amy lives in Missouri with her husband and two children.

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