Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today i am taking part in the blog tour for The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young! I was kindly sent this book to review by Titan Books. Check out the blog tour below!
For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.
For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young is an exciting adventure that takes readers to a land where the gods can’t be trusted and fate is cast down with stones. Adrienne Young is an exceptionally talented, descriptive writer and she creates two complex, charismatic, compassionate, and tortured characters burdened with violence, both emotional and physical. I think that the transition between the first book and second is nearly seamless and the appearance of previous characters doesn’t feel forced.
If you expect to read a love story that follows a love arc as in Sky in the Deep then you will feel disappointed. Young delves into the unique histories of the different tribes of her world and fuses the politics of war.
Readers identify with the two main characters, though these heroes stand on opposite sides in a war beginning between two clans. Each carries the weight of responsibility, but in a world of lies and betrayals, why should they trust each other? Tova has a steady, underrated strength that never bores or appears less than a more forward, charismatic female lead. Halvard has retained his deep intuition and sensitivity to become a modest and honorable leader, but his character is also a bit cold and distant at times.
I cannot wait to read the next book to come out of Adrienne’s. I hope everyone enjoys this book the way i did. Fans of Sky In the Deep, Norse mythology, and readers who prefer action over romance will enjoy this one.
This book is out now and i rated it 5/5 stars!