Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Genre: Ya Fantasy, Romance
Category: Stand-alone Novel
Number of pages: 340
Started:23/12/2018 – Finished:24/12/2018
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.
Vikings!! From the moment I saw the cover I was already in love. From the first scene I was sure I would like the book. It was the perfect novel for me to pick up after almost a month in which I hadn’t read anything.
This book sure was an emotional rollercoaster. I connected a little too much with the heroine (and I loved it). I felt every single emotion she did. I loved the character development in her. Despite what she was taught, she realizes that her clan and her enemy’s one might not be as different as she thinks.
The plot felt original and super entertaining. The writing was amazing, I can’t wait for the authors future works. Her descriptions and the world building were fascinating. I can’t tell you how good it felt reading this book.
The enemies-to-lovers trope is my absolute guilty pleasure.
I did have a few issues with how fast-paced both the plot and the final battle were. The relationship between Eelyn and Fiske didn’t really have a lot of time to develop, and yet in the end they were so in love. I honestly think this could have been a great trilogy. Even so the plot kept me hooked enough for me to finish the book in two days 😆 and I had fun reading it.
“Qnd eldr” – Breathe fire.