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I cannot gush over this book enough! Sky in the Deep is breathless, vivid, and badass, with a heroine you’ll at once want to scream at and for. Debut Adrienne Young has created a book you’ll never want to leave, with characters you’ll instantly love.
Step into a Viking-inspired world, fully-realized and beautiful, heart breaking and wonderful. Here, Eelyn is a young woman of war, having spent her entire life fighting with and for her people, having felt the sharp pain of war and has emerged the most hardened warrior. After years of honing her body into a weapon, her heart and mind into unforgiving stone, Eelyn mirrors the unyielding surroundings and people of Aska. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers her brother – a brother she watched die on the battlefield – fighting alongside her enemies, the ruthless Riki.
The writing in this debut is beautiful and confident, the characters fully realized and unique. Young has proved herself a confident and adept writer, and has easily become one of my must-buy authors. Fans of Renee Ahdieh’s lushly painted world in The Wrath and the Dawn and the badass, self-sufficient heroine of Marie Rutkoski’s Winner’s Series will love this book!