Honor above life
When I opened Sky in the Deep last year I was too tired to read beyond page 22, but when I picked it back up I loved it from the first page and needed to know Eelyn’s story. I recently reread it before the release of The Girl the Sea Gave Back and still loved it.
Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Title & Author: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Genre: History, Adventure
Release date: April 24 2018
Series: Sky in the Deep
Publisher: Titan Books
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
I give Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young five out of five hearts because I loved every minute of it. It is a very quick read and every time I read it, it read even faster than last time.
Eelyn is a fighter after my heart, she fights for what she wants, but not to the point of death. She knows she is going to get back to her clan at some point and in what kind of state, but she doesn’t want to loose her life over it and takes the lemons her life gives her and indeed makes lemonade. I loved that about her and could relate very well.
Fiske sounded like a man from a showergel commurcial or ‘Old Spice’, hot and steamy, I don’t know why I say this but that is how he felt to me the entire time and if he had been real I would have tried to date him. That is probably why he and Eelyn in the end get together and I relate to her, so who knows.
The story was great, it flew by and I felt completely immersed. The world was very original and I need more of this. I think I will reread The Girl the Sea Gave back again to keep myself from reading Sky in the Deep until it breaks.
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