Book Looks: Ivory and Bone – Julie Esbaugh


Shoes | Clutch | Top | Skirt | Earrings | Nail Polish | iPhone Case

Title: Ivory and Bone (2016)
Author: Julie Esbaugh
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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.

Read the first lines…

The darkness in this cave is so complete I can no longer see you, but I can smell your blood.

“I think your wound has opened up again.”

“No, it’s fine.” Your words echo against the close walls. Even so, your voice sounds small. “I ran my fingers over it. It’s dry.”

We need light and heat. I pat the ground, feeling for the remnants of the fire we made in here before.

“The wound is under your hair, Mya, and your hair is drenched.”

“My hair is cold—wet with rain and ice. It would be warm if it were wet with blood.” Injured, bleeding, freezing—yet still stubborn.”


27 thoughts on “Book Looks: Ivory and Bone – Julie Esbaugh

  1. Oh my god that skirt/top combo is gorgeous! It’s the kind of outfit I’d love to wear but I’d have nowhere to wear it to 🙂
    Also the book itself sounds really interesting, I haven’t actually seen any reviews for it yet but I may pick it up one day! 😀


    • I knoooow, I feel the exact same way. All these glamourous outfits and it’s not like I go to a lot of black tie parties… or even have the money to buy all these things.

      I’ve actually been seeing mixed reviews and tbh don’t reckon I’ll be picking it up after all. I dunno, the blurb isn’t that enticing to me (but the cover though). 😛

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  2. That outfit just oozes class. That top would look very nice in my wardrobe. I’m not too sure about the book. I’ve heard mixed things about it so I’ll keep an eye on it for now.


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