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Sky in the Deep: Book Review

Sky in the Deep: Book Review

 TITLE: Sky in the Deep

Author: Adrienne Young 

Release Date: April 24, 2018

RATING: ★★★★☆

4 ½ out of 5 stars



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.


Pages: 352

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Series? No, this book is a standalone, but there is a companion novel coming in 2019.


MY REVIEW OF Sky in the Deep:

I’m not going to lie, this book took me a little time to get into to it. I started it, and then another book caught my attention, and then I read some more and then another book caught my attention…


When I did finally give my undivided attention to this book, I loved it! This book has betrayal and love and emotions. SOO many emotions.

Usually when I am reading a book, I can tell about half way through what I am going to rate it out of five stars, but I couldn’t use that system for this book, becasue it just kept getting better and better.

I gave this book 4½ out of five stars because it did have a slow beginning, but once you are a few chapters in, its amazing!

There are so many things I would like to say in this review, but I’m afraid I can’t say them without spoiling the book, so you will just have to read the book for yourself! Seriously, read it. You won’t regret it.

I am shocked that this book is a debut from the author Adrienne Young, it was just so good! I can’t wait to read the companion novel coming in 2019.

This book does have a lot of gore and violence, so if you don’t like reading about blood, exercise caution when reading!

I don’t want to give spoilers but the relationship that forms between two characters is low key but I love it.

I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, love, and war or viking related YA books.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with en e-ARC of Sky in the Deep.

Thanks for reading this book review!


Sarah June


ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

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