Monday, June 6, 2016

Blog Tour: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh!

Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone #1)
by Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 7th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Retellings, Fiction

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.

Welcome to a new world, a world full of clans, bethrones, and mammoths. The main character, Kol, is the oldest son in a clan full of mostly boys, with no mates for him and his brothers to call their own, until a new clan with two sisters, come along and change their lives, like Pek, the second oldest said they would. Unfortunately, with the uniting of both clans, brings up past tales of despair, that some just can't let go.

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. Books with plots like this don't normally interest me, but I did enjoy the Hunger Games so, I'm not that surprised. My favorite part of the story was the relationship between Kol and Mya, I thought it was really interesting that Kol was telling the story to her, I've never read a story from a second point of view perspective so I liked it a lot. I also loved Mya, I liked that she was hot and cold towards Kol. It was nice that she wasn't falling all over him because that kept Kol guessing as well as me. There isn't much I disliked about this story, at times some chapters were slow but for the most part I did like it a lot.

Overall, I enjoyed this book more than I expected to and I think it's a really good read if you like books like the Hunger Games. I give this book 3.5 stars!

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Julie Eshbaugh is the author of the upcoming 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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