Waiting On Wednesday: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh9:00:00 AM
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I'd love to hear what you're waiting on, feel free to let me know in the comments!
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Published By: Harper Collins
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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 a 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.
When I first heard about this book, it was described as "a sweeping prehistoric fantasy debut with allusions to Pride and Prejudice." Yep, you read that correctly: prehistoric. I can't tell you what a sweetheart Julie is on twitter, which only builds my excitement for this book even more. I'm all about supporting first-time authors, especially with such daring and unique plots and settings such as this one. The main thing that I am looking forward to is seeing how Julie takes these primitive characters and makes them relatable to her modern audience.
And just because I'm so freaking excited, you can find a countdown widget for this release here, made by the lovely Petra over at Safari Poet!
...how many more days?