on April 24th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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 didn’t want this book to end. I slowly read it to make it last longer. The characters were in my heart and brain and I didn’t want to let them go. They became a part of me. I dreamt of them. At night and in my daydreams. I was praying the whole time that this was a cliff so I could savor it for a little while longer. It wasn’t though but it had the most perfect ending anyone could wish for.
There was loss and there was love. Sky in the Deep will stay with me for months to come. I can’t explain how much I fell in love with this book. The rich background and the characters you love and some love to hate. The emotions pouring through me even as I type this. Adrienne Young has a way with words that will leave you breathless and longing for more.