Friday, June 10, 2016

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

  • Publisher: HarperTeen (June 7, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 006239925X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062399250


Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.
As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.

Being a huge fan of Jean M. Auel's writings, I was excited  to hear about Ivory and Bone, a debut novel set in the ancient ice age era. 

Ms. Eshbaugh has written a novel that is very creative and eloquent. Her lyrical and descriptive prose surpass that of many seasoned authors.  

The story moved at a steady pace and the subtle tension continues to increase as the story progresses to significant action towards the end of the book. I enjoyed reading Ivory and Bone! 

3.5 Stars!

Thank you to Harper Teen and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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