Book Review: Sky in the Deep

OND ELDR.  BREATHE FIRE.

HOLY MOLY THIS BOOK WAS GOOD.

I love reading about different cultures, especially those set in a different time.  Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young has Viking roots, natural conflicts, and is an easy read.  If you haven’t read this book, there will not be spoilers in this review because you should just buy it already and read it.

This novel took me all of 10 hours to read.  The good news is that I was riding in the passenger seat during our summer road trip, and was able to read non-stop for hours on end.  The best part of a road-trip honestly.  I’m usually that one that likes to fly so I’m not wasting my time in the car, but I’ve grown to love those long drive days where I can just zone out in a good book and be transported somewhere new.  Sky in the Deep does this very quickly.

The book opens to a Viking Realm (who doesn’t love this already?!), and is about two warring clans on the day they come together to fight out of standing tradition, rooted in their gods and goddess’ conflict.  Eelyn is young and idealistic, extremely loyal to her family and clan which makes for great conflict and character growth when she discovers things aren’t as they seem.  People whom she thought were long dead, are in fact, alive.  This pushes her to a journey of discovery, with wonderful imagery, action, plot twists, and a sweet love story.  I loved how the author included some of the Viking language into the story as well.

I am eagerly awaiting the second book in series.  I definitely did not get enough of Eelyn and her world.  If you want an easy read, but one that has depth and is rich in character development and world-building, Sky in the Deep is your next read!


“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.” – Adrienne Young


If you have read Sky in the Deep, shoot me a message or comment below and let me know what you think!  And if you haven’t followed Adrienne Young on Instagram, you should.  She is the sweetest person to her very devoted fans.

I hope your week is going well!

Stacey

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