Title Sky in the Deep
Author Adrienne Young
Description from Amazon
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.
Thoughts So Far
Since this is a new post type, I want to give a brief background. I recently started using audiobooks and Sky in the Deep is the first book I am listening to. Not only am I immensely enjoying audiobooks in general, I love this story. I honestly can’t believe I was ever on the fence about reading it. It’s amazing.
Right now, I am just starting Chapter 32. I have been listening on my way to work since Monday morning so I think I’m making good progress. I should be finished tomorrow evening.
I absolutely love the story. It has the feel of historical fiction in a fictional setting. There is no magic or fantasy (which I normally enjoy and gravitate toward). But, I think the story really works without it.
This is a book that I am totally kicking myself for not reading sooner.
I just started following Adrienne Young on Instagram and she has a great feed. Also, she just ran a giveaway for a manuscript of her new book. The entry was to like the post and to go on any review platform and post a review of, get this, someone else’s book. She wanted to spread the love for other authors. How great is that? Although that has literally no bearing on my enjoyment of Sky in the Deep, I like her so much more because of it.
Review to come (probably Friday night? maybe?).