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Two clans Only one will surviveThe only life seventeen year old Kol knows is hunting at the foot of the Great Ice with his brothers But food is becoming scarce and without another clan to align with Kol his family and their entire group are facing an uncertain futureTraveling from the south Mya and her family arrive at Kol’s camp with a trail of hurt and loss behind them and hope for a new beginning When Kol meets Mya her strength independence and beauty instantly captivate him igniting a desire for much than survivalThen on a hunt Kol makes a grave mistake that jeopardizes the relationship that he and Mya have only just started to build Mya was guarded to begin with—and for good reason—but no apology or gesture is enough for her to forgive him Soon after another clan arrives on their shores And when Mya spots Lo a daughter of this new clan her anger intensifies adding to the already simmering tension between families After befriending Lo Kol learns of a dark history between Lo and Mya that is rooted in the tangle of their pastsWhen violence erupts Kol is forced to choose between fighting alongside Mya or trusting Lo’s claims And when things quickly turn deadly it becomes clear that this was a war that one of them had been planning all along

10 thoughts on “Ivory and Bone

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    “Do you like to hunt for beehives?” my mother asksThose bees led us to the shade in the foothills of the mountains We discovered their hive in the middle of a stunted poplar growing in a secluded grove protected by sharply rising cliffs at the edge of the meadow“This has been one of the best days of my life” Shava says Every head turns toward her this statement is so strong Shava meets my eyes and her smile is somehow odd “I’ve seen so many bees but never really seen them—never seen how they live” Ivory and Bone does not merit an angry ranting 1 star review It honestly doesn't evoke that much emotion In fact the book's greatest crime is how exceptionally boring and forgettable it isIt's a bold premise a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in the Neolithic era the later part of the Stone Age or around 10200 4500 BC with genders reversed A challenging concept for any author and sadly Eshbaugh doesn't do it that wellAnyone seriously on the lookout for an Austen retelling won't find it here except in the very basic sense that there's a romance and a silly misunderstanding I can guarantee that anyone coming to this book unaware of the supposed PP aspect will fail to make the connection Retelling is a marketing buzzword these days that is allIt must be incredibly hard to write a modern novel set in the neolithic era so kudos to the author for trying But the reality is that the plot can we even really call it that? is so freaking slow Their lives are made up of hunting extracting honey from bee hives and locating medicinal plants Maybe it is realistic but it's not compelling When another clan arrives in Kol's life of hunting and gathering he is instantly obsessed with Mya an instant crush that never excited or interested me The novel is written from Kol's POV and is addressed to you meaning Mya This was actually a major selling point for me I thought it sounded great but it's a dry awkward narrative and makes the storytelling difficult in partsWhile the drab daily events are convincingly neolithic in nature the conversations are not Again I appreciate how hard this must be but it was particularly jarring to be pulled out of the story by language that felt very modern Perhaps it is possible that this kind of story simply doesn't workThe slow beginning and middle does eventually give way to a rather chaotic climax but it proves once again that fast pacing doesn't always equate to an engaging story It felt messy and by that point I had already slumped too far into not caring to pull myself outSlow dull and lacking in general personality and charismaBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store