Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

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The 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 future.

Traveling 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 more than survival.

Then 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 pasts.

When 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.


This novel is guaranteed to be a big hit. Being the debut novel of Julie Eshbaugh needs to be considered when read, however a young adult novel set prehistorically is rare with all the dystopian, post-apocalyptic, alternate history, and futuristic novels making headlines as of late. My imagination went right to:

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(Although the movie was terrible)

Sadly, this novel isn’t available until June 14, 2016, which is a long time from now but that gives you time to reduce your TBR.

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