Jaime Reviews ~ Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

By Julie Eshbaugh
Published on June 14, 2016
Published by: HarperTeen
Source: Edelweiss/Around the World ARC Tours
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.

Ivory and Bone...

 Please don't be mad, all of you that loved this book. Unfortunately, Ivory and Bone was a DNF for me. In all honesty, I think that the problem was most definitely me. I don't think I was in the right frame of mind for the writing style. And I hate that. I do my absolute best to always give a book the fairest shot possible. And normally, I succeed. 

 With Ivory and Bone, there was this ONE thing that I couldn't get past. It feels like it is written almost like a letter, with the main character, Kol, writing to Mya, a new girl who has arrived on his land with her family. I think this is something that I would actually like, on most days. For some reason, at the time when I tried to read this, I just couldn't get focused and invested. On top of this, the beginning is a hunting scene, and I don't always do well with that, either.

  I plan to go back and give this book another shot, though. I feel like there is something special about it, especially given some of the other reviews that I have read, So consider this one a Did Not Finish... for now!! 

Jaime Lynn

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