Thoughts before reading this book: Prehistoric world? Fantasy? Sign me up!
Thoughts after reading this book: Oh. Well. That was disappointing.
Is just one book that ticks all of my prehistoric/dinosaur nerd boxes too much to ask for? Apparently so. I was so, so excited about Ivory and Bone before I read it because I’m all for prehistoric settings. Unfortunately I didn’t connect with the way the book is written, and I didn’t care for any of the characters. Bit of a downer.
The main problem I had was the second person point of view that this is written in. The main character, Kol, is addressing Mya, and it completely threw me out of the story. I think second person can be done well on occasion. You know, if there’s a need for it. But there really wasn’t with this book.
In addition to that, this book was mostly about the romance between Kol and Mya, and less about the action and murder and fantastic setting. The latter could have been used for all sorts of epic things, but I feel like the author didn’t make full use of it.
I don’t want to read the sequel because I’m afraid it’ll be much of the same. I can’t even remember whether or not the book ended in a way that warranted a sequel, so that’s not good either. I guess I’ll recap Ivory and Bone for Recaptains, but then I’ll cut my ties with the series.