Sky in the Deep

Sky in the Deep

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans
Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250168450
1250168457
9781250168474
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Young, A 100.1 2018
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 22 cm

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samcmar
Apr 20, 2019

I was so excited when Raincoast sent me Sky in the Deep. I haven't read a lot of novels featuring vikings, let alone one where the lead is a female warrior. Eelyn story is wonderfully compelling, and this book read like candy.

I won't lie, this book is not to most ground-breaking or well-written. It's a debut, and it makes a lot of the mistakes debuts have by giving so much in a story without properly providing necessary aspects such as strong world building or deep and developed characters. This is true for Sky in the Deep and yet, I didn't care. I was having so much fun reading this book, and while I didn't read it quickly, I appreciated what an easy read it was.

Eelyn is a fun heroine. She's strong, difficult, and she stands out. She takes to tasks and wants to get the job done, making her quite the boss. She's also wonderfully flawed, which made me happy given I like a heroine to have flaws that the reader can relate to. This is a heroine who is tough, she mows people down, she has a sense of justice and duty and yet she's a fighter. I just, I loved her so.

I just had such fun with all the action in the book. I also liked the political aspects between the viking groups, though I wish it had been more developed. I also appreciated that the romance wasn't the forefront in this story mostly because I found it to be very phoned in. I still say I loved the issues involving the clans (well, any bit of information we received).

I can't really explained why I liked this book. There's a lot of action, politics and an awesome heroine, but there's equally enough problems such as a lack of world-building and characterization among the secondary cast. But I found this to be such an enjoyable page-turner and even with the lack of information at times I was still loving the book, flaws and all. I wish we had more YA viking fantasy, and even with the book's problems, I am still so happy it exists in the world and I cannot wait to start recommending it.

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glacialflames
Jan 31, 2019

Wowowowow this book was just.... deeply misogynistic and I was NOT a fan of the master-slave romance or the near rapes or the general anything. I had to put it down at around 50% because I felt physically ill

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Bookiewookie247
Nov 25, 2018

This was such a wonderful read! It was un-put-down-able. The characters were total badasses and it was so action packed. If your a fan of action, Vikings, and war, you’ll really like this book.

I love how Eeyln and Fiske are unsure about their relationship, but they are so devoted into what is right. They didn't care about what anyone else thought about them and they were courageous through everything that happened between them.

This is one of my all time favorites. I rate this a five star and the characters are everything that you could imagine.

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Linyarai
Aug 15, 2018

I really enjoyed the viking twist to the story, but it could have been longer with more focus on the characters and their lifestyle.

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7R3
Aug 12, 2018

Where do I start!! I couldn't put this book down. So incredible, character development, and plot. I really wished it never ended! This is a must read!! I can't thank the author enough for writing such an incredible story!+

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samcmar
Jul 24, 2018

I was so excited when Raincoast sent me Sky in the Deep. I haven't read a lot of novels featuring vikings, let alone one where the lead is a female warrior. Eelyn story is wonderfully compelling, and this book read like candy.

I won't lie, this book is not to most ground-breaking or well-written. It's a debut, and it makes a lot of the mistakes debuts have by giving so much in a story without properly providing necessary aspects such as strong world building or deep and developed characters. This is true for Sky in the Deep and yet, I didn't care. I was having so much fun reading this book, and while I didn't read it quickly, I appreciated what an easy read it was.

Eelyn is a fun heroine. She's strong, difficult, and she stands out. She takes to tasks and wants to get the job done, making her quite the boss. She's also wonderfully flawed, which made me happy given I like a heroine to have flaws that the reader can relate to. This is a heroine who is tough, she mows people down, she has a sense of justice and duty and yet she's a fighter. I just, I loved her so.

I just had such fun with all the action in the book. I also liked the political aspects between the viking groups, though I wish it had been more developed. I also appreciated that the romance wasn't the forefront in this story mostly because I found it to be very phoned in. I still say I loved the issues involving the clans (well, any bit of information we received).

I can't really explained why I liked this book. There's a lot of action, politics and an awesome heroine, but there's equally enough problems such as a lack of world-building and characterization among the secondary cast. But I found this to be such an enjoyable page-turner and even with the lack of information at times I was still loving the book, flaws and all. I wish we had more YA viking fantasy, and even with the book's problems, I am still so happy it exists in the world and I cannot wait to start recommending it.

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bookycakes
Jul 12, 2018

Incredible in every way. Stunningly great.

OPL_KrisC May 18, 2018

An action-packed book that has a Viking warrior/Valkyrie feel to it. The main character (Eelyn) is definitely a fierce female, but does soften up when a possible romance enters into the storyline. Also, I absolutely love the cover!

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