Review: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone, #1)Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had read the first chapter of this book and knew I needed to read this. It is a much different type of book than I normally read. I was hooked from the beginning and read this book in 1 day. It was a fast paced roller-coaster ride. I loved that the story was told as Kol was telling a story to Mya about when they met and all that had happened.

This story takes place a long time ago when mammoths roamed the earth and life was much simpler. Tribes were responsible for collecting, harvesting, hunting, and procreating to protect their line. Kol’s tribe has no girls in it anymore so they are in danger of dying out. Mya, her sister, and some of their tribe come to visit in hopes of creating a union between the two but things go wrong. Mya is standoffish and seems to be cold and indifferent to Kol. Kol isn’t quite sure what to think of her. He can’t stop thinking about her but she is so odd that he can’t heads or tails of what to do. So much is riding on a union that he stresses over their interactions.

I loved the twists and turns this book took and the action and adventure. Even though times were simpler then, they were definitely not easy. This book made me think about all the obstacles and complexities that man faced to continue living in such a harsh environment. They had no medical help, no real tools, no real protection from the elements. Yet, they managed to persevere and thrive. It’s amazing what one can accomplish if you are determined.

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