Review + Giveaway: Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Title: Ivory And Bone

Author: Julie Eshbaugh

Release Date: June 14th 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

I received a review copy courtesy of the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or views regarding the book whatsoever.


A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

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.



Unbelievable…….. Bravo, Julie Eshbaugh bravo!

This book was beyond my expectations. I thought I knew what I was in for. But my GOD, this was Unbelievable……..and NOT what I was expecting at all.
Julie Eshbaugh’s writing is elegant, detailed and fascinating. From the beginning of this story I was engaged. One of my favorite elements from Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh was how it felt as if this story was written for me. It felt like, I come across an old letter. It was really fascinating. It’s something, I NEVER have seen or even heard of and I really LOVED IT!!!

My experience with this novel wasn’t one that I was immediately engaged. Not that, that’s bad at all. It was more of a slow-burning simmering kind of story. You really have to be into it and be devoted and “NOT” give up. I know a lot of you will probably say it’s too slow or where’s the action or even the romance? Trust ME…. Ivory and Bone is well worth your time. Everything will happen in time, just not as you expect. This is not a fast pace get into action novel. Take the time and read Julie Eshbaugh’s debut novel. I promise you, you will love it. The world built in Ivory and Bone is fascinating. Julie Eshbaugh writing, will make you feel as if you’re the one running in the grass fields. The one haunting for your next meal and perhaps even falling in love.*wink*

To me this book was “EVERYTHING” I love this time period and the wildlife, so this novel, was just what I needed. Especial since winter has come to an end and I’m dying to explore more of Adirondacks Mountains in NY during the summer days.

If you love strong, independent and intelligent characters, look no further because Ivory and Bone has all that and more. This novel was very unique and I am sure that I will be recommending Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh to anyone that loves reading.

As you can tell this book was everything to me and so I’m giveaway a Copy to one of my lucky readers…. So please don’t forget to enter below. Thank you for stopping by and good luck.

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About the author

Julie Eshbaugh used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. She eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives in the house she grew up in with her husband and son. Early on, Julie focused her artistic energies on filmmaking and online video. She made two short films and spent several years producing a web series for teens that became an early YouTube hit and received several honors from the Webby Awards. Julie’s debut young adult novel, Ivory and Bone, will be published by HarperTeen in 2016.

Julie is a member of the group writing blog Pub(lishing) Crawl, where she posts regularly. You can also add Julie on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Posted March 24, 2016 by Helena Reads in Giveaways, Reviews, Uncategorized / 65 Comments


65 responses to “Review + Giveaway: Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

  1. Patricia Walker

    I love the write up on this – it really brings to light how the prehistoric life must have been like. It very much reminds me of the writings by Jean M. Auel all of which I loved and I think this book will be just as reader engaging

    • It really did bring it to light. I felt like I was there at that moment in time. It was beautiful and a must read for anyone. Thank you for stopping by the blog and good luck xoxo

  2. Megan S.

    I would love to win because the plot sounds fantastic and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Also the cover is beautiful and the author seems lovely 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Oh, yes, Julie Eshbaugh is extremely wonderful. Ivory and Bone was fantastic and it’s definitely something you hadn’t read recently. Thank you for stopping by the blog and good luck xoxo

  3. danielle hammelef

    Your review makes me want to read this book. I love excellent writing and would love to soak in this author’s words for myself. I can’t wait!!

    • I’m so glad it’s on your radar now. 🙂 It’s such a great read and I encourage you to read it asap. Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck. xoxo

  4. Red

    I’m so, SO excited for this book. I read the Prologue and the first chapter in the exclusive excerpts Buzz Books of 2016 and I thought it was wonderful. It just sucked me right in and I wanted to read more. When something can suck you in with the 1st chapter I think it’s a winner. If that hadn’t already dragged me in your review would have swayed me. Plus that gorgeous cover and summary has me all kinds of happy. Thank you for the most amazing chance. I will be definitely be entering everyday. Sorry ahead of time for the spam. 😉

    • AHHH I’m SO happy you enjoyed the first chapter. It IS a wonderful book. It sucked me right in as well and you are right. When a book sucks you in from the beginning, it’s definitely worth your wild! 🙂 Thanks for entering Red. Good luck xoxo

  5. Ruby @ Ruby's Books

    This book sounds so incredible! I’ve never read anything similar. And the fact that it’s set in prehistoric times sounds utterly fascinating. I’d love to win the book to see how the author envisioned the world in the prehistoric era, as well as get introduced to a new author. Thank you for highlighting this book! And for the giveaway!

    • It was utterly fascinating!!! I can’t wait for everyone to read this amazing book. You’re welcome I always giveaway my FAVORITE BOOKS. Good luck 🙂 xoxo

  6. Valerie Pennington

    Someone mentioned that the love interest was akin to Darcy SO I NEED. And I just always love a good book. 🙂

  7. I really want to enter because of the prehistory element – I’m a huge fan of books like The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel, and I’m glad to see a YA book set in this time period.

  8. I would love to win Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh to support this literary author. Her works are incredible and are highly anticipated by readers and bloggers.

  9. Cindy

    I need this book! I’ve had it on my TBR since before it had a cover. And speaking of covers, that cover is gorgeous! Also, your review? Yes, please! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Khansa

    I can’t wait to read this book! The cover and description are mind blowing! I feel the need to congratulate the author for thinking of something new and fresh for YA. I hope this book is a success for me as it was for you!

    • Yes, I hope it is. I know not 2 ppl read the same book. But I am praying that it does. Because to me, this book was beautiful and everyone should read it 🙂

  11. Della Williamson

    It looks like a most captivating read. And I would like to win it so I can read it sooner. Rather than later. I want to see how things turn out. Know what’s happening.

  12. Erika Joy Lopez

    I can’t wait to read this book! It has a really intriguing story and a swoon worthy cover. Thank you for this giveaway!

  13. Well I can’t wait to read this book! I have been hearing so much about this book and I feel like this book is different and fresh in the YA world! It would be a bonus to win it as well, thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  14. Abeer S

    This seems like something I’d really enjoy and I’ve never read anything prehistoric before so I’m interested

  15. Maggie Hubbeling

    I have wanted to read it for a very long time! The cover is amazing and it sounds so interesting!

  16. Valentina B.

    I would love to win because the plot sounds really intriguing and the cover looks fantastic. Additionally, I love to discover new authors and books, so I’m really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance!

  17. _Sandra_

    I would love to win ’cause I’ve never read prehistoric fantasy and summary is really intriguing. But most of all, because of your review – it sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  18. Brooke Banks

    I’d love to read it because of all the great praise and prehistoric fantasy is very unique. As a fantasy fan, there’s no way I can pass it up.

  19. Susan T.

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel set in prehistory, maybe those Clan of the Cave Bear series books but definitely no prehistoric YA. I’m quite excited about it!

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