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Today I am reviewing the second book in the Sky in the Deep Duology, The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young. This book was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review so I hope you enjoy it!
For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.
For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.
I really enjoyed this book, when I was about 50% into the plot. At first, I am not gonna lie, it took me a few seconds to get into the plot and it didn’t help that the people and clans had hard to pronounce names. I definitely had to rely on my previous knowledge of the clans from Sky in the Deep. I loved Tova but wish she had more time to really grow and be independent. I would have also loved to see Halvard and her relationship develop more but in the end, I was happy with it. I definitely wouldn’t read this book before Sky in the Deep but it was a nice companion novel. I had fun reading it!
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XOX Shelby Grace
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