**Disclaimer, I have not read The Girl the Sea Gave Back or any spoilers about it. The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it. I was approved on NetGalley for this title earlier this week.**
Title The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Author Adrienne Young
Description from Amazon
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 love the colors of the cover of this book. The ocean gives a richness to the color scheme that contrasts nicely with the black of Sky in the Deep. This is definitely a book I would purchase for my shelves at home.
Notes on the Dust Jacket
I can’t believe I didn’t realize this, but the description totally points to this being somewhat of a sequel to Sky in the Deep. I hope we get to see characters from that story here because I LOVED THAT BOOK.
I’d either like to see the next generation of the Riki and Aska or maybe Halvard be featured. He was quite young in the first book so I could see an older version of Halvard being featured here. Or maybe Iri, Eelyn, and Fiske’s children? I just hope we get to see them in some capacity.
I am also very excited that there is at least one new tribe being introduced here. I love all of the nuances between the tribes and how detailed Adrienne Young’s descriptions of their individual cultures are.
I haven’t even read this book yet but if it’s anything like Sky in the Deep, I want a million more sequels. Sequels forever!