“Eshbaugh is good at building tension. Readers looking for a fresh setting will appreciate this survival story, which also incorporates romance and weaponry.” (Booklist Online)
“The characters are compellingly formed and the setting is beautifully detailed. A strong choice.” (School Library Journal)
“Julie Eshbaugh is a unique new voice with talent enough for a whole team of writers. Ivory and Bone transported me to a richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes, and I’m still under the spell of her storytelling.” (Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae and These Broken Stars (on Ivory and Bone))
“Exquisitely written, ferocious, and haunting--what a breath of fresh air! Ivory and Bone is unlike anything I’ve ever read. Don’t miss this one!” (Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (on Ivory and Bone))
“Debut author Eshbaugh portrays Neolithic culture with grace and authenticity. This is an involving story solidly told, doing credit to its inspiration and sources.” (Kirkus Reviews (on Ivory and Bone))
“Eshbaugh debuts with an exciting and unusual adventure with emphasis on the power of storytelling.” (Publishers Weekly (on Ivory and Bone))
“Eshbaugh creates a spare yet memorable account of the interpersonal and interclan politics. There is much to value here.” (ALA Booklist (on Ivory and Bone))
“Eshbaugh packs her debut with a classic love triangle, feuding clans, a well-drawn prehistoric setting, and a handful of fan fiction elements that will appeal to teens. Compellingly out of the ordinary.” (School Library Journal (on Ivory and Bone))
“The Ice Age setting is richly described, and the sometimes desperate struggle for food and survival is palpable. Highly recommended; readers will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (on Ivory and Bone))
“There is clear authenticity in the descriptions, and they evoke the desperation, loyalty, and determination that a small group like this would have likely felt.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (on Ivory and Bone))
“Hands down the most unique debut YA novel of the year.” (PasteMagazine.com (on Ivory and Bone))
From the Back Cover
In this sequel to Ivory and Bone told from Mya’s point of view, the battle against Lo and the Bosha clan is over, and Mya is looking ahead to a life with Kol.
However, when Mya arrives at Kol’s camp to begin the betrothal festivities, Mya’s brother, Chev, announces his plan to marry his youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. After losing Mya to Kol’s clan, Chev hopes that marrying Lees to a fellow Olen member will help ensure the future strength of their tribe. Mya is horrified, and to protect her sister from a life of unhappiness, Mya runs away with Lees to a secret island. They can run, but they can’t hide for long—Chev and Kol arrive soon after. Morsk is in tow.
Just when it seems things couldn’t get worse, lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are coconspirators of Lo, looking to avenge her death and the deaths of all the fallen Bosha people. They want Mya dead—and they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way.
With her family and her betrothed’s lives on the line, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.