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Sky in the Deep (Hardcover)
Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“Sky in the Deep is the YA fantasy I’ve been waiting for — a breath of fresh air that holds the reader captive from the opening scene. Be warned, you will fall hard for Eelyn and Fiske. You will swoon, you will gasp, you will laugh, and you will cry; this book touches on all the emotions. In a brutal, bloody world, Young pulls no punches when putting the characters in intense situations that leave the reader on the edge of their seat. With lush descriptions, impactful character development, and powerful writing, this debut author will have you clamoring for more of her words.”
— Sarah Green, Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings--and all heart.
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.
"THIS IS A GRIPPING STORY, RICHLY TOLD." --Ren e Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of Flame in the Mist
"FIERCE, VIVID, AND VIOLENTLY BEAUTIFUL." --Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
"A STUNNING DEBUT" --Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
"BLEAK BEAUTIFUL AND DEADLY" --Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader
"WHOLLY UNIQUE AND INSTANTLY ADDICTIVE" --Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula
"HEARTRENDING, HEART-MENDING" --Kayla Olson, bestselling author of Sandcastle Empire
About the Author
Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she's not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.Adrienne is the author of Sky in the Deep.