April 22, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
Sky in the deep by Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication date: April 24th, 2018
Source: eArc via Netgalley.com
Rating: Evil Love
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.
I think I have a book hangover because of this book, it’s awesome, the story is just amazing and the characters are great. I will try to put all my thoughts in this review and give you the need to read Sky in the deep because you can’t let this book go away without reading it.
Eelyn is a Viking Warrior, she’s Aska, she lost her mother to an attack of Hersha people when she was young and she lost her brother, Iri, five years ago due to the war between Aska and Rikki clans. When Eelyn discovered that her brother is not dead, she tries to find him and she is now a prisoner.
That’s the only thing I will tell you about the story, now let’s talk about the awesome characters of this book.
Eelyn is a strong and fierce young woman, she goes into battle with her best friend Myra, there are fighting partner, and they protects each other in battle. Eelyn loved Iri, he was her fighting partner before his death. She will have a lot of difficulties to understand the choices he made and the anger will be there. She will have to learn to trust the Rikki. I love Eelyn, her strength, her bravery, and most of all, I like the fact that she knows how to defend herself; she also knows when she’s wrong even if she has difficulties to admit it. She’s a young woman who could definitely be a model for woman.
Fiske is a Rikki, his friendship with Iri is beautiful, he is a fierce warrior too, and he took care of his mother, Inge and his little brother, Halvard. Fiske at first is seeing Eelyn as a treat, but it’s only because he cares about Iri. I love Fiske too, he’s a great man, he has a big heart and he’s not stubborn or selfish.
Iri is an important character; I would love to have his story because I want to understand his motives. He loves his sister and father but I think he lost something when he almost die and he found a new family.
Adrienne Young’s writing style is wonderful, the book is a fast read, once you begin you can’t stop.
Quick word : An amazing story about love, family and forgiveness.
About the author
Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.