17 July 2016
Ivory and Bone
Series: Ivory & Bone #1
Rating: 2.5 / 5 stars
The problem with Ivory and Bone is that there isn't really a problem with Ivory and Bone. The writing isn't terrible. The characters aren't annoying. There is no one thing I can pinpoint about this novel to explain why I didn't enjoy it. The only issue I have with it is that, plain and simple, it was boring.
There isn't a lot of excitement. It's billed as a romance, but there really isn't much romantic tension between any of the characters. There are clashing clans with a lot of predated history and tension, but even that doesn't turn into much. In the end, I simply found myself skim reading the majority of the novel once I'd reached halfway or two, simply to get it off my nightstand and allow me to start a different story.
I honestly don't see this being a trilogy though. Once through it was enough for me, until Eshbaugh really pulls out all of the stops the second time around.