Thursday, August 18, 2016

Seven notable genre-bending historical fiction YA books

Eric Smith is the author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating and Inked. One of seven genre-bending historical fiction YA books he tagged at the BN Teen blog:
Ivory and Bone, by Julie Eshbaugh

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.
Read about another entry on the list.

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