Jul 12, 2018

Sky in the Deep

Sky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young

Book:Stand Alone
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pub Date: April, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

My Review: Meh....I'm not too sure what happened with this book. It sounded amazing, folks were raving about this book and when I got the ARC, I jumped on this.

However, I didn't really like it. It didn't grab my attention and hold it. Eelyn, is an okay character. We start with her in the mountains when she is called back home earlier than expected. So off she goes making her way back with some people to accompany her. They never expected to be under attack. Eelyn should have run and hide like she was told, and maybe should have been able to escape. Instead she's caught and puts up a  good fight. Unfortunately they over power her and she is forced to go with this enemy.

I gave it about a few more chapters after that scene. And then I just gave up on the book. I wasn't feeling it. The character's weren't screaming amazing at me. The story seemed to be moving along slowly. I ended up putting the book down at that point.

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