Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ivory and Bone Blog Tour

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.

Ivory and Bone was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 and I definitely was not disappointed!

The novel takes place way back in the prehistoric age of clans. Kol is part of one of these clans, though his is wondering if perhaps it's time to start moving because they are running low on food.  His mother is also pushing him to find a wife. However, one day Kol meets Mya, and the story really picks up from there, even though Mya starts off hating Kol!

I thought I'd begin with why I really wanted to check this book out. Well, the main reason was that it took place in an era that I never really read about! I've never walked into a bookstore and found a fictional novel that takes place during the prehistoric age with clans that also featured romance. I mean, come on! It's such a unique and intriguing premise, isn't it?!

I loved Kol and Mya as characters and definitely got the Pride and Prejudice vibes, which was awesome, especially having just learned so much about Pride and Prejudice in one of my classes at school. I feel like most of the story revolves only around their relationship though, so it was kind of like a prehistoric romance. If you've not read Pride and Prejudice, that's completely okay! I think this story will be enjoyable for everyone.

One of the coolest things about this book is that it's part of a duology. I've never actually read a duology, though I know for sure that I'll be checking out the second book after that ending!


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Follow the Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh Blog Tour and don't miss anything! Click on the banner to see the tour schedule.

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.

Also, check out this other awesome giveaway!
Everyone who pre-orders the book before June 7, 2016 and submits a valid proof of purchase will receive the Pre-Order Gift as a THANK YOU from me! (You will also receive my appreciation and affection!!!) This gift is for ALL PRE-ORDERS--print and e-book--international included!
In addition to the Pre-Order Gift, everyone who pre-orders will be entered to win a PRIZE!!! There will be THREE levels of prizes:
  • FIVE Second-Place Prizes,
  • FIVE First-Place Prizes, and
The prizes include tote bags, posters, and even an American Express gift card worth at least $60 US dollars! (The value of the gift card has been increasing as the number of pre-orders increases.)
For all the details on the Pre-order Gift and Giveaway, please visit


  1. yup for sure a unique read. I can't wait to get my hands on the audio. glad you loved it.

  2. I've been waiting for this book for soooo long. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Happy readings! ;)


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