Are you looking for a new and exciting read, full of action, intrigue, romance, and palpable tension? Then you need to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young! Seriously. This book will leave you wondering: “where have you been all my life?” At least it did for me.
Title: Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Publishing House: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sky in the Deep Synopsis
OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
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
My Review of Sky in the Deep
Have you ever read a book that not only grabs your attention from the beginning and never lets go but a book that makes you feel like you know the characters in a way that makes you part of their story? That’s how I felt with Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.
This book is not only breathtaking, it’s profoundly powerful. It provides a message about family, about being strong in a world that wants to tear you down. Eelyn is such a powerful and headstrong character that her feelings and actions jump off the page. Her beliefs and family are everything to her, and even when her view of the Riki begins to change, she does not falter. Eelyn stays this strong protagonist throughout her whole story. I found her to be such an inspiration.
The tension between Eelyn and the Riki (especially a certain Riki) was one of my favorite aspects of the story. There were times where I felt the tension could have breathed fire; it was so intense and emotionally driven that it’s difficult to take a step back from the story and breathe. It was difficult to even put the book down. Adrienne Young brought the story and characters to life and beautifully captured the tension between both clans.
There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how much I loved Sky in the Deep. I probably felt every emotion known to man because of this book. And that’s okay. That’s what books are supposed to do. And Sky in the Deep definitely did just that.
If this book is not on your list to read, it needs to be. You won’t want to miss this unique story. Adrienne Young is a fantastic storyteller and I can’t wait to read her next novel.
Sky in the Deep is in stores now, so run to your nearest bookstore and pick up this one-of-a-kind book!