Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh!
Today we move to an overlooked genre... historical fiction! It's not a genre I avoid but I simply haven't seen anything interesting lately, until now.
Publication date: June 7th, 2016
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.
What do you think? I personally think it sounds interesting. I haven't seen any prehistoric YA like... ever? I'm a bit worried it may contain some insta-love but the actual "war plot" seems to have a heavier weight in the story so I'm all for it!
I have seen mixed reviews on Goodreads but the bloggers who received an ARC and posted reviews give mostly 4-5 stars. Who to trust? tchan-tchan tchan (that was an attempt of dramatic music)
Also, do you like the cover? I like it! Simple but enigmatic!
Are you excited about Ivory and Bone?