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When I First Saw You #11

February 18, 2016



Hey everyone!
Let's make this short and sweet today, alright?

For those of you who have been reading me for more than a week, you know that every Thursday means a new WIFSY post. If you are new and have no idea what WIFSY is, take a look here to learn more about it. Also, make sure to read till the end as there is a very nice giveaway waiting for you!


Okay then, here is this week's cover!

DISCLAIMER: I did not write this book, I'm only sharing my first impression of it in the form of a made-up synopsis.

Title: Ivory and Bone
Author: Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: June 14th 2016
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My made-up synopsis:

Ivory and Bone have been betrothed for as long as they remember. Born on the same day, the same year, they are both next in line for the throne of their own Kingdom.

Ivory has always been a good girl, learning to control the magic that had been gifted to her on the day she was born. Bone has always been a good boy, learning to master the sword and create the best potions of all the land.

Ivory's and Bone's union could mean the end of a war that's been going on for centuries, but that's not going to happen.

While both family are counting on their marriage to appease their people. Ivory and Bone have no intention of going through with it. They despise each other so much that they plan on doing the exact opposite of what their parents are asking of them; they plan to destroy each other, and if that means destroying everything and everyone with them, so be it.

The real synopsis:

The only life seventeen-year-old Kol knows is hunting at the foot of the Great Ice with his brothers. But food is becoming scarce, and without another clan to align with, Kol, his family, and their entire group are facing an uncertain future.

Traveling from the south, Mya and her family arrive at Kol’s camp with a trail of hurt and loss behind them, and hope for a new beginning. When Kol meets Mya, her strength, independence, and beauty instantly captivate him, igniting a desire for much more than survival.

Then on a hunt, Kol makes a grave mistake that jeopardizes the relationship that he and Mya have only just started to build. Mya was guarded to begin with—and for good reason—but no apology or gesture is enough for her to forgive him. Soon after, another clan arrives on their shores. And when Mya spots Lo, a daughter of this new clan, her anger intensifies, adding to the already simmering tension between families. After befriending Lo, Kol learns of a dark history between Lo and Mya that is rooted in the tangle of their pasts.

When violence erupts, Kol is forced to choose between fighting alongside Mya or trusting Lo’s claims. And when things quickly turn deadly, it becomes clear that this was a war that one of them had been planning all along.
 


Verdict:

Okay. So I'll be honest, the real synopsis for Ivory and Bone doesn't call to me; it's just not my type of story you know? I am proud of my own synopsis though. It might not have come out exactly how I would've liked, but the idea behind it has me wanting to start writing again! Let's just say that I'll keep this in mind for the Nanowrimo 2016! And as usual, I'm completely off, but what the hell! That's the point of this meme; to get your imagination going and create something completely new and different!

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As promised, here is the giveaway that Izel and I are hosting for February. It ends soon so you might want to enter! I hope you'll give WIFSY a chance, we would love to read what you come up with!
For information on how this giveaway work, check out this post.

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

What did you guys think about this cover? First impression?

Have a good day!
Sophie


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