Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Title: Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrianne Young
Genre: YA Fantasy
Type: Standalone Book 1 from Sky in the Deep World
POV: First Person – Female
Rating:
(4.25 Stars)

For generations, the Aska and the Riki had a blood feud that continued yielding losses on both sides. As an Aska warrior, destroying the Riki was all Eelyn ever known and she did it with pride and honor. But when she saw her brother Iri who died five years ago on the battlefield, she knew things might not ever be the same again.

What I loved the most about this book is it’s about friendship, family and humanity. Eelyn while badass, was still just a girl who had fears and vulnerabilities like anyone else. I loved how she was forced to relearn everything that was instilled in her.

“That’s munstrǫnd fjotra. Sál fjotra is a bond between souls.” I stared at her. “This kind of bond is formed when a soul is broken. It’s formed through pain, loss, and heartbreak. They’re bound by something deeper than we can see. And that made Iri family.”

The friendship between Iri and Fiske was heartwarming. I was actually hoping they’d take the bromance to the next level lol! I really liked Iri but I wanted more of him in term of the psychological aspect of his decisions – the second part of his decision because it was something major.

“Are we still enemies? You and I?”

I enjoyed the storyline and the world building. It was more violent than I thought it would be so the light romance was a nice addition to balance it. However, I was hoping the final battle to be more epic.

Sky in the Deep is a tale of humanity and looking in from a different perspective. It would appeal to readers who want to be immersed in a Viking fantasy.

Books in the series:
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

 

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

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⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Sky in the Deep by #AdrienneYoung ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ★ Book Details ★⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Buy: https://amzn.to/2JH1Jsz⁣ Blurb:⁣⁣ 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.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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