Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young | Audiobook Review

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young | Audiobook ReviewSky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Length: 8 Hours 40 Minutes
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 24, 2018
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Epic
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Borrowed, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781250168474


A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.


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. —Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of Flame in the Mist"FIERCE, VIVID, AND VIOLENTLY BEAUTIFUL. —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of CaravalA STUNNING DEBUT” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched QueenBLEAK BEAUTIFUL AND DEADLY” —Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The ReaderWHOLLY 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

Why Did I Listen To Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young?

Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young was ALL OVER BOOKSTAGRAM for a long time. And you guys, sometimes I get bored and engage in the endless scroll of pretty book related pictures. I kept seeing picture after picture of this book along with axes for some reason? Apparently the masses really like pictures of books and weapons and/or tools? Anyways. That was kind of the kick I needed to get myself to listening to this audiobook. It also helps the case when the book is a fantasy about a kick ass young woman set basically during the Viking era. That is exactly my kind of thing.

What’s The Story Here?

Adrienne Young’s Sky In The Deep is about a young woman named Eelyn. She’s this warrior who deeply loves her clan, the Aska clan. Her main goal in life is to keep her people safe by fighting and surviving. Anyways, one day she is in battle when she thinks she sees her brother, Iri, who allegedly died five years ago. Only, oh snap, he’s living with the enemy clan — the Riki. So, okay, Eelyn ends up spending the winter in the Riki village in the mountains. She’s nervous and completely mistrustful of the people she’s staying with.

Only, she begins to open up to this guy named Fiske. BUT IT TAKES TIME, a whole lot of time actually. Eventually Eelyn sees with her eyes that the Riki are being threatened by this other clan – a clan of legends. And well, she has to figure out a way to unite the Riki and the Aska so that both may survive. And whoa, there is A LOT going on and it is great.

How Did I Like Sky In The Deep?

Honestly, this was a really good book! I am looking forward to reading more by Adrienne Young after Sky In The Deep. The story resolved itself very well. She’s got a knack for characterization. Eelyn’s progression as a character was one that felt realistic. It seemed like her changes came about at the right times. There was nothing that annoyed me about the plotting or the characterization. I think if I had to do it again, I would likely end up reading the book via ebook or physically. Just because I listened to this at times of annoying traffic which meant I was more focused on beeping than reading.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Sky In the Deep is narrated by Khristine Hvam. She’s a narrator that I’ve listened to a few times. Her narration is one that I have no qualms over. I obtained this book from Scribd, which is my go to lately. That makes sense, FYI, given I have a free trial that ends in a few weeks. However, because there is SO much I want to listen to, I think I will keep it. OKAY SO BACK TO SKY IN THE DEEP – I would say it is a good audiobook particularly if you have an ear for detail and enjoy listening to historical fantasy. Also, you cannot ever go wrong listening to Hvam.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Great review April 😀 YAY for enjoying this book a whole bunch. <3 I loved it too. So very much. And gosh, yay for loving the audiobook of it 😀 I don't listen to any yet, ack, but I want to. Thank you for sharing. <3
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