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The Girl the Sea Gave Back The new gut wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep.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. New Read [ The Girl the Sea Gave Back ] author [ Adrienne Young ] – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. there is no better feeling than seeing a lovely cover and discovering that the writing inside reflects that same beauty its just always a relief when a book is gorgeous, both inside and out and its definitely the writing that made this story for me young took a topic that im not really interested in vikings and had me so enamoured with their way of life, their gods and beliefs, their struggle and desire for peace there is such an atmospheric quality to her words that makes me feel like im there is no better feeling than seeing a lovely cover and discovering that the writing inside reflects that same beauty its just always a relief when a book is gorgeous, both inside and out and its definitely the writing that made this story for me young took a topic that im not really interested in vikings and had me so enamoured with their way of life, their gods and beliefs, their struggle and desire for peace there is such an atmospheric quality to her words that makes me feel like im living the story, rather than just reading about it so how come im not giving this 5 stars if i seemed to enjoy it so much well, that woul...

  2. HEAVY BREATHING INTENSIFIES Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  3. I m a bit shocked, as I feel like this book read muchlike a debut that then author s actual debut novel did The world building is minimal, if non existent, and the plot is predictable and felt lacking in purpose Overall, it was a straight forward story without the tension I typically find in fantasy to drive the story forward I think the idea is here, but unfortunately this one just fell flat for me however, I will concede that I m likely in the minority with my opinions I m all about I m a bit shocked, as I feel like this book read muchlike a debut that then author s actual debut novel did The world building is minimal, if non existent, and the plot is predictable and felt lacking in purpose Overall, it was a straight forward story without the tension I typically find in fantasy to drive the story forward I think the idea is here, but unfortunately this one just fell flat for me however, I will concede that I m likely in the minority with my opinions I m all about...

  4. I absolutely loved Sky in the Deep, but I couldn t connect with this one or the characters The prose is very beautiful and rich here but I wantedviking stuff and stronger romantic elements between the leads However, I think it could just be me here.

  5. DNF at page 10 The Girl the Sea Gave Back needs a major editing overhaul prior to publication in September of 2019 Will revisit this book once finished copies are available.

  6. War is faithful to come looking for us time and again Unpopular opinion coming in again everyone Imagine getting a beautifully wrapped gift, pretty ribbon, fabulous wrapping paper Just oh so lovely And then imagine your disappointment when you open the box only to find it completely empty.That is this book Gorgeous cover Plenty of lovely, descriptive prose But sadly it s narrative falls flat Somehow, despite its best intentions, it is empty Without heart Without soul Or if there is on War is faithful to come looking for us time and again Unpopular opinion coming in again everyone Imagine getting a beautifully wrapped gift, pretty ribbon, fabulous wrapping paper Just oh so lovely And then imagine your disappointment when you open the box only to find it completely empty.That is this book Gorgeous cover Plenty of lovely, descriptive prose But sadly it s narrative falls flat Somehow, despite its best intentions, it is empty Without heart Without soul Or if there is one, I can t find it Coming away from this book, I felt little to no connection to anything or anyone There is just a sort of nothingness It s been so long so I don t remember if Sky in the Deep was anything like this, but I don t think it was because looking at my previous review I seemed to have rather enjoyed that book I found little enjoyment in this one So either that book was super...

  7. The battles were brutal and awesomeThis was a bit slow to begin but it had to be with the background information I didn t read Sky in the Deep prior to this one and didn t feel that I had to I ended up truly loving this book It reminded me quite a bit of Vikings on the History channel and Halvard was an awful lot like young Ragnar Lothbrok I can only hope he stays that way, because Ragnar Lothbrok was awesome.The story was about Tova who was found at six years old on the shore by a surrogate The battles were brutal and awesomeThis was a bit slow to begin but it had to be with the background information I didn t read Sky in the Deep prior to this one and didn t feel that I had to I ended up truly loving this book It reminded me quite a bit of Vikings on the History channel and Halvard was an awful lot like young Ragnar Lothbrok I can only hope he stays that way, because Ragnar Lothbrok was awesome.The story was about Tova who was found at six years old on the shore by a surrogate father, Jorrund She was in a funeral boat that was partially burned out and it was obvious to him that she was a kyrr truthtongue which is a seer of sorts that uses stones like runes and reads them He decides to use this to his political advantage and tells her that she was a sacrifice to the gods by her people She grew up thinki...

  8. It has been like 4 years since I won a Goodreads giveaway, so I m still in shock So happy it s for this b c I loved the 1st Here are some of my thoughts This book can be quite brutal I felt already a little weepy at the beginning of the book because everything seems to be going wrong This book really goes there at times I had no idea who was going to live, who was going to die, especially during these war times I like that some of the characters are wise to know that no one should be lo It has been like 4 years since I won a Goodreads giveaway, so I m still in shock So happy it s for this b c I loved the 1st Here are some of my thoughts This book can be quite brutal I felt already a little weepy at the beginning of the book because everything seems to be going wrong This book really goes there at times I had no idea who was going to live, who was going to die, especially during these war times I like that some of the characters are wise to know that no one should be looking for war War comes...

  9. I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I loved the first book. so it isn t really surprising that I fell in love with this one as well The girl the Sea Gave Back was so entertaining It was definitely a page turner and made me fall in love with Tova and Halvard Now I m not really a fan of the back and forth with flashbacks because they don t always work in books Yet, it definitely did in this one It made everything clearer in a way that I wasn t expecting I I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I loved the first book. so it isn t really surprising that I fell in love with this one as well The girl the Sea Gave Back was so entertaining It was definitely a page turner and made me fall in love with Tova and Halvard Now I m not really a fan of the back and forth with flashbacks because they don t always work in books Yet, it definitely did in this one It made everything clearer in a way that I wasn t expecting It also made me fall evenin love with Tova s character because she is most definitely a bad ass Speaking of Tova, oh lord she was aammaazziinngg She had moments when I had cheered for her because no one should be treated that way I felt so bad for her during those moments so I was like. ya know karma is a bitch but I feel like Tova is a bigger one when you try to cross her Or ya know. hit her in any way, shape, or form YA KNOW Then there s Halvard, and ugh I loved his parts ...

  10. Augua r tivar Lj mir s n Eye of the gods Give me sight Plot 4 5Characters 4 5Writing 4.5 5 The Girl the Sea Gave Back was the mystical companion novel to Sky in the Deep, set in the same vivid Viking inspired world that told a story woven by fate, destiny and omens of the future Unlike Sky in the Deep, this book was less focused on the theme of family and placedemphasis on finding a place to belong and coming into one s own It was a poignant tale which I really liked.The storyAugua r tivar Lj mir s n Eye of the gods Give me sight Plot 4 5Characters 4 5Writing 4.5 5 The Girl the Sea Gave Back was the mystical companion novel to Sky in the Deep, set in the same vivid Viking inspired world that told a story woven by fate, destiny and omens of the future Unlike Sky in the Deep, this book was less focused on the theme of family and placedemphasis on finding a place to belong and coming into one s own It was a poignant tale which I really liked.The story was told from the points of view of two characters Halvard and Tova In Sky in the Deep, Halvard was eight years old and it was nice to see him as a grown man in this book He remained just as kind, brave and genuine as he always was and I loved watching him grow and develop into a worthy leader I also liked briefly meeting other characters from Sky in the Deep like Eelyn, Iri and Fiske and getting to see the family they made together M ra was also in this book and I liked getting ...

  11. Genre YA FantasyType Standalone book from Sky In the Deep collectionPOV First Person DualRating 3.75 starsSince she could remember, Tova had always been an outcast Growing up among the Svell she was shunned and feared for her ability When an innocent move led her to Halvard, a young man from a rival clan, she never thought it would take her to a path that would change the course of their lives and the people around them It had been a long time since I d prayed to Thora or Sigr Not b Genre YA FantasyType Standalone book from Sky In the Deep collectionPOV First Person DualRating 3.75 starsSince she could remember, Tova had always been an outcast Growing up among the Svell she was shunned and feared for her ability When an innocent move led her to Halvard, a young man from a rival clan, she never thought it would take her to a path that would change the course of their lives and the people around them It had been a long time since I d prayed to Thora or Sigr Not because I didn t believe in the gods, but because I wasn t sure they listened. I liked how Tova s past was shrouded in secrets and revealed slowly throughout the book I enjoyed seeing Halvard s growth but I felt he didn t reach his full potential Both of them had individual appeal However, the connection between them needed to be stronger because it felt a little detached The N dhir would follow me into the mist of the forest when the sun rose And only the gods knew if we d ever come out. One of the most intere...

  12. I feel like everything that kept me from loving SKY IN THE DEEP, was missing in THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK This makes me very very happy.I was sure this was going to be an easy three star read lots to like but not quite getting me all the way there which, I mean, would ve been a better result than book one So colour me surprised by this rating.This story takes place ten years after the events of SKY IN THE DEEP and, once again, we have warring clans The characters we knew from book one have I feel like everything that kept me from loving SKY IN THE DEEP, was missing in THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK This makes me very very happy.I was sure this was going to be an easy three star read lots to like but not quite getting me all the way there which, I mean, would ve been a better result than book one So colour me surprised by this rating.This story takes place ten years after the events of SKY IN THE DEEP and, once again, we have warring clans The characters we knew from book one have known peace and a time of rebuilding, rebirth, as a united people but n...