Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep

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 vil...

Details Sky in the Deep

TitleSky in the Deep
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Sky in the Deep

  • Emily May
    1 1/2 stars. Okay, I think I might need to step away from YA fantasy for a while. I'm going to read Ash Princess and a couple of other ARCs I've committed to, but after that I'm going to start being much more selective and stop being seduced by pretty covers and exciting blurbs. I might be lying about this, but here's hoping I can restrain myself.The thing is, Sky in the Deep feels like one more in a long line of shallow and emotionless fantasies...
  • Lola Reviewer
    More often than not, when I pick a YA fantasy up, I am not expecting to be surprised. Entertained, maybe, and possibly charmed, but not surprised. Never surprised. I feel like if I do, I am setting myself up for disappointment on purpose. Because rare are the YA fantasy books that are so original they don’t immediately remind you of previous fantasy books you’ve read. This is why it’s extremely easy for readers and professionals to market t...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    *Full review update!* 100% pure Viking awesomeness and a crapload of feels. SO GOOD. I'll be honest. When I first saw the cover, I was a little worried about connecting to the heroine. I LOVE badass girls, don't get me wrong, but it seems every book is throwing us a hard heroine who wants to cut down a bunch of people and not apologize for it. Great - those stories can be fun, but often I find myself having a hard time rooting for them unless the...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. “…the last time I saw my brother was five years ago. Lying dead in the snow.” Sky in the Deep is a debut, standalone, young adult fantasy novel that stars two different Viking clans. But this is a story about betrayal, then survival, then a choice. You all, I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was unique, well written, and has some amazing characters. Our main prota...
  • Katerina
    No words can explain how much I loved this book.But I will give it a try. “Ond Eldr.Breathe Fire.” Sky in the Deep is a Viking-inspired tale, following the steps of Eelyn, a fierce and devoted warrior. Her clan, the Aska, worship the god Sigr and, according to his will, they fight their enemies, the Riki, the ones who worship the goddess Thora, every five years. This ancient blood feud has filled the hearts of the Riki and the Aska with ing...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Wow, this story gets going right from the start. Nothing is ever dull and you pick up a ton about Eelyn's main character right away. She's pretty tough - you can totally feel her conviction and drive through her POV! But I reallllly appreciate that her character and personality are SO much more than simply "fierce."I'll admit I put this one off for a bit and didn't get to it until around Christmas because I kind of maybe judged it by the cover. I...
  • Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽
    RELEASE DAY!Review also found at:https://dustoffyourmachalo.wordpress....Thank you Netgalley and publisher for the eARC to read and review!Sky in the Deep is not released until April 24, 2018, so this will definitely be a spoiler-free review. The setting is a re-imagined historical fiction/fantasy about Vikings. Eelyn is seventeen and a warrior in the Aska clan. During a battle against an enemy Riki clan, Eelyn discovers her brother, Iri, thought...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:Thank you to the publisher St. Martin's Press: Wednesday Books and NetGallery for providing me with a ebook copy of this beautiful book! Quotes taken from the book are subjected to change with the official release. All opinions on are mine and mine alone.Release Date: April 24th 2018Call the coast guard, I am drowning my need to become a viking. Who can I call to train me in how to use an ax and where can I get about fifty of th...
  • Candace Robinson
    Is this really a stand alone? Because I’m so thrilled after the ending! Also, can the whole ax thing was freaking awesome, and there was some awesomely brutal scenes. There was family love, friendship, and romance mixed in. And I really want viking hair as of now!!Review on my blog
  • Bitchin' Reads
    4/27/2018: Does anyone here want to fangirl with me for a bit? Please read my review below and leave me a comment. I want to know what some of your favorite moments are, what aspects really get you.One aspect that I forgot to mention in my review below is how family is defined. It is a concept that evolves as the book progresses and Eelyn changes, and it isn't limited to only those connected by blood. Family is more about who you welcome into you...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    WOW.GUYS THIS WAS AMAZING.A million stars to all the feels, tension, love, hate, and Viking badassery that this story was. I AM BLOWN AWAY. I’m so sad this is over now because I never wanted it to end. I was sold on this book when I saw the cover and read the synopsis, but then I started this and knew I had just come across one of my favorite reads of 2018. This book will suck you in right from the start. I'm talking HEART POUNDING, page turnin...
  • Alyssa
    Loved. OMG. My second five-star rating in a row. Which book is gonna ruin this streak, let's find out shall we? :p In all seriousness, this book was AMAZING. Reread worthy. Preorder worthy. Must-have-on-my-shelf-because-it's-a-new-favorite worthy. Ugh. THIS WAS SO GREAT. AHHH.***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungPublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication Date: April 24, 2018Rating: 5 starsSource: eARC from Ne...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “Honor above life.” Sky in the Deep is about Eelyn, a young Aska girl who while in battle sees her dead brother. Taking off after him, she discovers he’s been alive all this time and has joined the Riki people, her enemy. For her protection, she’s taken by her brother and hidden as a slave so no one will suspect they are related. But new danger is near and the two tribes need to see if they can work together to face the oncomi...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is an action-packed story featuring a strong, kickass heroine.The Riki and Aska clans are mortal enemies. Eelyn, the main character, grew up in an Aska clan. One day in battle she is about to be killed by a Riki when suddenly she is saved by her brother, the same brother who she thought had died five years ago! To make matters worse he's fighting alongside the Riki, the Riki! who are the mortal enemies of her people.Things happen and Eelyn e...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    5 Words: Honor, family, friendship, war, unite. This book was everything I never knew I needed. Actually, no. It was more than I thought I could ever dream of in a book.Sky In The Deep was absolutely perfect for me. Normally I'm not a fan of action scenes or gore. When you're dealing with Viking-inspired warriors this is something you can't really escape. But this time? I was gripped by the fighting scenes, by the brutality and passion driving th...
  • Kerri
    To set the stage of how AMAZING this book is let me start by saying, I'm DEEP in the SJTR book three drafting cave, and I DEVOURED this masterpiece basically in one night. THE SKY IN THE DEEP is INCREDIBLE and I cannot recommend that you add it to your TBRs enough. DEFINITELY going to add a more official blurb soon.
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Omg this book was amazing! Love!!!
  • Eryn☘
    1.75/5 I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not sway my opinion of the novel in any way.This is going to be one of those few times where an ARC I was super thrilled to get leaves me utterly disappointed. Unfortunately.What can I say? I don’t want to give too much away since this isn’t out yet. The main character, Eelyn, was who almost urged to to give this two stars. Well, her and her “love interest.” I don’t ...
  • abby
    Honor above life.Eelyn has known only one truth: the Riki are the enemy. They are the enemy of her clan, the Aska, and of her god, Sigr. Every five years, the two clans are commanded by their rival deities into battle. This blood feud is their birthright, and every Aska child grows up learning how to become a warrior. This life is not one Eelyn has ever questioned. She is bloodthirsty, dangerous, and would kill any Riki she came across without a ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    3 KINDS OF PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS I DID 1. People who love action-packed booksHeck, this novel begins with an intense fight scene between Eelyn and her people, and their sworn enemies, the Riki. Obviously, being a viking book, war is always just around the corner. There are tons of those training montages we say we hate but secretly love, which are just as fun to read as the actual fights, which we don't get a lack of, either.T...
  • clara
    ✨ Full review now up. ‘Vegr yfir fjor. Honour above life.’ On paper, Sky in the Deep sounds like everything I would want in a book: historical fiction, vikings, and an enemies-to-lovers relationship (I’m such a sucker for this trope, not gonna lie). However, I felt that the execution ultimately failed. Apparently I am in the minority in disliking this book, so please do not let this review discourage anyone from picking up this book. The ...
  • Scrill
    Every 5 years the Aska clan battles with the Riki clan. It is because of this that Eelyn has trained as a warrior. In her first season she sees her brother, Iri, die. In her second, she sees him again, except on the other clans side. Caught off guard by the sight she finds herself captured by the Riki, and the only thing keeping her alive is her traitorous brother. As a captive she learns much more about herself, her brother and the war that has ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review:I received this E-Arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I saw this book circulating twitter and GR for awhile. I’m not exactly a fan of Viking books but wanted to try this regardless. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it. For the most part I didn’t care about anything. I wasn’t that invested in any of the characters. I did like how well the MC’s struggle with her brother was written. But after that...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Rating ~3.5Well, I basically devoured this in one sitting, so yeah, I enjoyed it. This book certainly starts off with a bang. A bloody battle that ultimately leads our protagonist to the brother she thought she had lost forever. Fast-paced, emotionally charged and character-driven there was rarely a truly dull moment. Characters:EelynIriFiske IngeHalvard Relationships:Eelyn & Fiske"I don't belong to you.""Yes, you do." He pulled the hair back out...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    This fantasy had SUCH an EMOTIONAL CORE. Ohmygosh. In a weird way it reminded me a lot of the Disney movie 'Brother Bear', but you know, with human protagonists and a lot more slaughter? It's a flattering review, trust me. It's not often I really connect with fantasy characters, but Eelyn and Iri (particularly Iri, let's be real) got me good. The sheer family-ness of this whole thing was so strong, but you know what was even stronger? The FAITH. ...
  • Alaina Meserole
    *Received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.*HOLY CRAP GUYS!I'm so happy that I finally found time to read this book and I like read it within a couple of hours! IT WAS THAT GOOD! I literally couldn't put it down!Sky in the Deep was such a fantastic book to read. I love Eelyn's character throughout the whole thing - even though she did come off as whiny sometimes I loved the crap out of her anyways! I found it so freaking interesting t...
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    Sky in the Deep tells the story of Eelyn who is a part of the Aska clan. She's spent her whole life being taught to hate the rival Riki clan only to find out her brother who she thought dead for 5 years is very much alive and well. And fighting with the Riki. Eelyn is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding her brother's "death" and how he came to fight on the enemy's side. Eelyn is a B A D A S S. She will not hesitate to cut a...
  • Jaime Arkin
    I’m not even sure where to start with this book… It was such an incredible read.First can we talk about how amazing it is to read a fantasy book that isn’t 15 books long? This, my friends, is a stand-alone fantasy. That said, I would NOT be against seeing an outtake from the future for these characters. (Adrienne you can send that right to my email if you like!)This book is YA Vikings. It is brutal.It is violent.It is unflinching.And I love...