The Girl the Sea Gave Back Review

Title – The Girl the Sea Gave Back

Author – Adrienne Young

Published/Publisher- September 2019/Titan Books

Genre – Fantasy, Young adult

Pages – 336

Summary from Goodreads

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.

My Thoughts

4 out of 5 Stars

I really loved Sky in the Deep so when I hheard about the companion novel I just had to read it. And I must say The Girl the Sea Gave Back did not disappoint, I really enjoyed the whole story, and the characters. Tova was a great main character I really enjoyed reading about her.

The story was well written and it was enjoyable the whole way through. This was the perfect companion to Sky in the Deep. There was just really something great about the writing that kept you reading on. I enjoyed the world and world building.

I highly recommend reading this if you have read Sky in the Deep.