Sunday, April 29, 2018

REVIEW: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep was a happy accident I stumbled upon and one quick read of the synopsis and I was all in. It's not my usual thing, but I loved the idea of a YA fantasy featuring a kickass heroine, Eelyn, in some vivid battle scenes. And guess what? It did feature a kickass heroine and some great fight scenes. But even more than that, it delved into the struggle of living in a time of perpetually fighting the same enemy clan, suffering losses at their hands, and what happens when you are taken by your enemy. Add to that, the need to swallow your pride and fight alongside your enemy for the greater good, and admit to yourself that your future might be with that enemy, and you have the makings of some angsty times. 

I really enjoyed trying something outside of my normal reading and am looking for my next new read!

A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.
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.

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