Book Review Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh


A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

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.

Jan Review

This is one of those 2016 books that your like i not sure it looks interesting but i not much for prehistoric type of books.  When the book showed up in my fairy loot box i decided fate said you should give it a go. The neat thing that fairy loot does is you get paired up with someone else to read the book.  Which for me is great motivation to get the book read.  My partner is in Switzerland so it been fun to talk to her, and to find out she was an exchange student in Washington/Oregon area when she was in high school.

Anyway i ended up really enjoying the story, each chapter leaves you with just a enough to want to read just one more chapter to see where the story is going to go.  You really get a sense of the life the characters are leading as hunter, gathers, fisherman and how desperate they are to have their clans continue.  The twists that showed up in the story really helped keep you guessing as you read the story.  I not sure if it was a great idea to tote it as pride and prejudice retelling but if that what it takes to get others to check out your book more power to you.  It was a great read, nothing that really dragged in it i really enjoyed it.





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