Friday, March 16, 2018

Review Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Title: Sky In the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published By: Wednesday Books (April 24, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
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. 










Sky in the Deep is a beautifully written novel about a young girl who is every bit as fierce and strong  as she is kick butt, brave and completely bad a$%. Truly, she makes you want to be her, fighting, death, and brutality and all. 

She is a warrior in every sense of the word and set in a very much Viking-esque atmosphere, this novel is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat eagerly turning the pages wanting more. 

Romance, struggles, and fights to the bloody death, this is a novel that will stick with you. It grabs hold of your emotions and keeps them front and center while it mercilessly plays with them as the story progresses and moves at a fast pace that will leave your heart pounding and your lungs gasping for breath.

Truly a stand out YA stand alone novel that is sure to grab your attention and leave you wishing there was more to come. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

30 comments:

  1. A YA mystery sounds good. I am glad that you enjoyed this book and thanks for your great review!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for checking it out!

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  2. oh it looks great there! I didn't know about it but I'm curious!

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  3. Ohh I think the review and the book don't match up??

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    1. You are absolutely right! Thanks for that, I got it fixed.

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    2. No problem! I'm so looking forward to this one! Especially since it's a standalone so no waiting necessary XD

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    3. Yes I loved that as well. I like series but it's so nice just having one book and no waiting and everything is done by the end.

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  4. I love that it sounds like it was inspired by the vikings :D another one on my short list TBR

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    1. I loved that aspect too, seriously so different and fun.

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  5. I love vikings so a viking type atmosphere sounds good.

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    1. I bet you would like this one Mary even though it is YA.

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  6. What a stunning cover. I haven’t seen this one before. It sounds intense and I am all for a great stand alone!

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    1. It was intense at times in the fighting scenes. Definitely worth a second look.

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  7. I definitely want to read this one. Her situation and the historical setting sound great.

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    1. It was so much fun, it really sucked me in.

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  8. I keep seeing this one around! I don't think I've seen a negative review yet! However, you said "stand alone" and "wishing there was more," so ungh. I always love-hate that feeling at the end of a book. I'm thinking about how beautiful and perfect it is, but then I want another book!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. It is nice to have have it be done and not have to wait for the next one.

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  9. I've been eyeing this one ever since I saw that amazing cover! I'm so glad it was good, I can't wait to read it.

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    1. I really think you will love this Greg!

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  10. Sounds like the book was every bit as intense as the cover! Whew!

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  11. That sounds good. I could see myself reading this one.

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  12. I'm so exited to read this viking-esque story!! Eelyn sounds so fierce—just how I like my heroines. :)

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    1. She is Kim and I know you will love her too.

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  13. I keep seeing this book around, and I'm almost regretting not grabbing a review copy. I might check out in the near future! I could go for a YA fantasy these days!

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    1. Oh I hate it when that happens LOL! Do grab a copy when you can though, this really was so much fun.

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