Friday, September 02, 2016

What is Julie Eshbaugh reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Julie Eshbaugh, author of Ivory and Bone.

Her entry begins:
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Emily Henry has created something so special with The Love That Split the World. This book stretches beyond genres, with elements of contemporary romance, magical realism, and even fantasy. It's a story about stories themselves and the way the meaning of a story can be so personal and universal at the same time. It's a love story in the broadest sense. It pulses with a vibrant romance, but it also shines a light on family love and even the love and acceptance of self. An energy runs through the pages of The Love That Split the World--the energy of the unseen that is no less real than what is seen. You will feel that energy! This book will make you...[read on]
About Ivory and Bone, from the publisher:
Debut author Julie Eshbaugh’s sweeping prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice—will enthrall readers with high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love.

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.

With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, newcomer Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerized.
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