I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ivory and Bone
on June 7, 2016 Pages:
371 Format: ARC Goodreads
Two clans. Only one will survive.
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.
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!
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,
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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.)