Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
Debut author Julie Eshbaugh’s sweeping prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice—will enthrall readers with high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love.
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.
With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, newcomer Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerised.
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Reasons for why I am excited for this book:
1) "Prehistoric fantasy with allusions to Pride and Prejudice"? That is legit one of the coolest blurbs I have ever read. The idea of a prehistoric fantasy is such a fresh and completely out-of-this-world concept that I can't help but be impressed that Julie Eshbaugh was even able to come up with something like this!
2) I am really curious about the world-building in Ivory and Bone. Like, how prehistoric are we talking about and will we be seeing any woolly mammoths and sabretooths? God I hope so.
3) Every time I think about how primitive everything will be in this book and I get excited about the different personalities and characteristics the characters will have. And if Julie Eshbaugh delved really deep, maybe even the speech patterns. Since it seems like we're going to be seeing a lot of action in this book, I am looking forward to the different weapons that will be featured (bone-carved spears? Crude axes?). All very exciting! Also, the author blurbs for this book are A+!