Ivory and Bone, by Julie EshbaughRead about another entry on the list.
Let’s go really far back in time with this pick. I’m talking all the way back, to the dawn of man. In Eshbaugh’s debut, we’re taken to the prehistoric era, to a world where hunting and gathering are really all there is to life. It’s a time when the landscape and the creatures that roam it are unforgiving and dangerous. And, as it turns out, so are the people. Prehistoric clans vs. Prehistoric clans, set in a magnificently imagined world. The plot is set up a bit like Pride and Prejudice, with one of the principals possessing a dark history and dangerous rival. As romance and tensions mount, war starts to brew on the horizon.