Lissa's Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
APC PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books RELEASED: April 24, 2018 GENRE: Ya, epic fantasy LENGTH: 352 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
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. TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Let me first say, what led me to request this book was the cover. It’s beautiful. I thought this would be an exciting read. Eelyn is part of the Aska Clansmen, and every five years they battle the Rikki. Because some gods are mad at each other. Which, I don’t understand why they would continue to hate each other so much. There was action. It was pretty cool, but it seemed to go slow. I didn’t have the connection with the characters and didn’t need to want to continue. But I did. I don’t want to give a whole bunch away in this review. I feel that there’s a lot of readers, who will enjoy this. But it was difficult to get into it. I think Young does write well, but it didn’t capture me as a reader. Overall, Two Boundless Stars