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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 DeepFor 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 CollapseFor 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


10 thoughts on “The Girl the Sea Gave Back

  1. says:

    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 would be because of the pacing, particularly the ending everything is resolved in about 10 20 pages, making it seem a bit rushed to me this book is on the shorter side of things, so i would have loved to have aextended conclusion or just a generally consistent flow throughout overall, this is a great companion novel i love when books are considered a series, but instead of being a continuation of one story, they are individual stories told in the same world, with overlapping characters and events so any fan ofsky in the deepwill love this of that, i am positive also, a massive thanks to wednesday books st martins press for sending me an ARC3.5 stars


  2. says:

    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 giving this author another shot with her next book, though, as Sky in the Deep showcased the talent that Young clearly capable ofMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


  3. says:

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


  4. says:

    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. says:

    This cover is absolutely gorgeous, but alas, I couldn t get into it that much I liked it well enough but didn t love it enough to keep the hardback I did get a cool bookmark for preordering it This is another one I would buy on sale for kindle Happy Reading Mel Buddy read with For Love Of A Book This cover is absolutely gorgeous, but alas, I couldn t get into it that much I liked it well enough but didn t love it enough to keep the hardback I did get a cool bookmark for preordering it This is another one I would buy on sale for kindle Happy Reading Mel Buddy read with For Love Of A Book


  6. says:

    1 Sky in the Deep 3.75 Stars 2 The Girl the Sea Gave Back 3 Stars I hate how conflicted it makes me feel when books would pointlessly drag on for so long only to knock me over with a feather at the end I m talking about that one final battle at the end, which wasthan what I could ve asked for I get the saying,good things come to those who wait,but do you really have to make the lead up to climax painstakingly long and excruciatingly boring It was hard to pull through t 1 Sky in the Deep 3.75 Stars 2 The Girl the Sea Gave Back 3 Stars I hate how conflicted it makes me feel when books would pointlessly drag on for so long only to knock me over with a feather at the end I m talking about that one final battle at the end, which wasthan what I could ve asked for I get the saying,good things come to those who wait,but do you really have to make the lead up to climax painstakingly long and excruciatingly boring It was hard to pull through the first of the book mainly bcs it felt vapid Meanwhile, the last remaining part of it got my blood pumping and had me feeling exhuberant bcs of all the adrenaline that one last combat caused me I m torn between wanting to flush the content of this book down the toilet and frame its gorgeous cover on the wall of my room To be fair, this book still has rich viking elements to it However, the overall story sucks It should be illegal that the author was able to get away with thisThe power of fateis an insteresting twist, but ultimately also makes for a cheap cop out The concept behind fate that this book tries to explore is ridiculous I believe in fate But when you put blind faith into it and do everything it says, that s reckless and stupid I don t mean any disrespect towards the viking culture I m aware that some people are superstitious and believe in things what other people would call irrational I know they have their own religious system, customs, and practices However, in the case of this book, I just wish the author had made itsensible and believable when she incorporated all of those illogical viking beliefs into her own craft The way this whole ordeal was woven into the story just makes this book seem lazy It s like the author used this fate plot device as a cheap cop out The viking elements should ve made this book unique and intriguing instead of the opposite What is plot dynamic and character development when you can havebattle, battle, andbattle The other one of my big problems for this book is the P A C I N G Anything exciting barely happens during the first 60% of the book I m talking about non action sequences While the battle scenes are all epic, I also wish there d beencharacter development especially to Halvard and Tova s characters Bcs all the characters involved are constantly on the move, there hadn t been enough exposure of Halvard and Tova s transition and inner struggles.The pacing starts to move faster in the last 40% of the book I honestly think these last moments were the most glorious I have to give credits to the author bcs she s really a genius when it comes to writing action packed battle scenes They re always so intense, bloody, and brutal They gave me goosebumps On the flip side, the ending is really rushed It s only resolved in ten to twenty pages, and that s definitely not enough for me I feel like the book suddenly hung up on me It s positively not a cliffhanger, but it s also not clean cut and elaborate Overall Thoughts This book is nothing compare to the awesomeness that is Sky in the Deep. Maybe it s my fault for comparing it in the first place, but it s just something you couldn t help noticing especially bcs this installment was supposed to be the companion novel to the previous hit release Despite all of its faults with how slightly tedious the plot is, how slow the pacing is, how lacking the character development is, and how abrupt the ending is I also couldn t bring myself to hate this book completely


  7. says:

    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 its narrative falls flat Somehow, despite its best intentions, it is empty Without heart Without soul Or if there is one 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 its 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 has 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 superior or my taste has just changed between now and then.This book was all about destiny If things didn t make sense, that s okay it was destined to be that way Unlikely coincidences or encounters Fate Two people who never met feeling connected to each other Fate Destiny There s very little romance, but I can t even be mad because the constant reminder of their entwined destinies was annoying enough without adding full on insta love into the mix There were definitely unexplained feelings there, which I think I was supposed to be rooting for but I did not Halvard literally almost strangles her to death That killed any sort of positives vibes I could or might have had for them And it s not like it was a just an empty threat and she knew for certain he wouldn t hurt her No, when she reflected on it she literally wonders if he would ve killed her had Kjelda not interrupted in time Like girl, if you have question if a man might ve killed you or not he is not the one for you Even the rather epic battle scenes toward the end couldn t save this book Also that ending What I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Big thank you to St Martin s Press for providing for with a copy


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    Many thanks to Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewomg, it s a manuscript and it s even prettier in person Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Many thanks to Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewomg, it s a manuscript and it s even prettier in person Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram


  10. says:

    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 thinking that The Svell whom she lived with hated her for being the messenger of bad things They treated her like the things she saw where her fault even though they were the ones that would ask for the readings, mostly during dire situations or in times of war.The battle scenes were brutal and like the Vikings TV show they were extremely detailed so that was another thing that reminded me of the same But I was loving it Tova tries to do what is right and nobody wants to let her, and nobody ever stands up for her Though when it comes down to the major battle there is a scene where I found myself crying, then cheering out loud It was an awesome moment There were a few of those in this book I love a lot of action.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.Blog Goodreads Facebook Instagram Twitter BookBub


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