Good Morning my Dears,
Happy Thursday! Today I am reviewing Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. This book is described as “Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings,” and as soon as I read that, I knew I had to pick it up! This was one of the first books I read in April, it is a standalone book, and I hope you enjoy my review.
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 wasn’t totally sure if I’d like this book when I first heard about it, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed the story. While the language is very difficult at first, it becomes easier the more you read! One thing I really love is the message of how two opposing sides can overcome anything when faced with a common enemy.
Eelyn – I really loved her character. She wasn’t a “chosen one” kind of character. She was just a girl who wanted to do right by her village and her gods. She is strong and family oriented, but not so closed off that she doesn’t let the Rikki family help her when they take her in. I was really inspired by her character.
Overall this standalone adventure was a really good read. It’s nice that this book is a standalone story because everything gets wrapped up nicely at the end, and we aren’t waiting for the next installment!
I give this book:
What was your most recent read?
XOX Shelby Grace