Blog Tour Review and Giveaway Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Obsidian and Stars

(Ivory and Bone #2)

by Julie Eshbaugh

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: June 13, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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After surviving the chaotic battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry his youngest sister Lees to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.

Refusing to marry anyone other than her beloved, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya runs away to a secret island with Lees. And though it seems like the safest place to hide until things back home blow over, Mya soon realizes she’s been followed. Lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.

With the lives of her loved ones on the line, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.

I totally loved the first book and i not one to really enjoy books that are set in an ice age clan type of setting.  I like more fantasy driven stories but this one is unique in that you have great characters who are striving to survive and against all odds be with those they love regardless of duties to clan and family.  It reminds me a lot of a historical fantasy where queens and kings make decision for the good of their country and their line of family lineage.

I was worried this story would drag but it kept me on the edge of my seat as you were not always sure if the new players that are introduced are really who they appear to be and i love how we see Mya grow as a character, she determine that her and Kol will be together against all the odds they are dealt along the way.

The author did an astounding job of describing intricate tools and the way the different tribes functioned and how those factors work into identifying who was attacking on the island with the various darts being blown around.  The author did a great job with this story being set up in two books and leaves us with a satisfying ending.


Julie Eshbaugh is the author of Ivory and Bone (HarperCollins, 2016). She used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. Julie eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives with her husband, son, cat and dog. Her favorite moments are when the unexpected happens and she cheers loudest when the pitcher gets a hit.


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