ARC Review : The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young || A Disappointing Review

The Girl the Sea Gave Back || Adrienne Young

  Published by | Wednesday Books on September 3rd, 2019

  Genres | Young Adult + Fantasy

  Rating | Avocado Avocado Half-Avo Non-Avocado Non-Avocado( RATING 2.5 / 5 )

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.

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review
~ No compensation was given for this review ~

Straight off the bat, I have to admit that I never got on the ‘Sky in the Deep’ train. I got there late and couldn’t be bothered waiting around for the next train. Is that a bad thing? Maybe, but I have seen a lot of people saying that there was a lot of expectations around ‘The Girl the Sea Gave Back’ due to ‘The Sky in the Deep’, and I think that I have a fresh perspective on it.

But I did struggle a little. I got into the book, sure. I read it and that was it. I never really thought too much about it, and I never really had any issues with it. The writing was really good, and amazing to read, but again the story didn’t really stick to me and I struggled to write this awful review (sorry bout the content quality guys) but as soon as I read it, I forgot about anything in it. For this, I give it a 2.5.

I really love the cover for this book though.

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  1. Ah the cover is gorgeous! And love how you use avocados to show your rating ;0


  2. Oh, I feel you. I haven't read this one but the very same thing has happened to me before. I am so glad to see that you wrote this review though, they are very, very useful!
    I hope you'll have better luck with the next reads :)

    1. That's good to hear! Thank you, I'm currently reading Dear Evan Hansen!

  3. I actually totally get what you mean. There was nothing really bad about the book, but it didn't do anything special for me, ya know? Great review!

    1. Yes, it was just...a book? And to me, books are always so much more?

  4. Aww it sucks you weren't that into this one. I'm kinda looking forward to reading it (mostly because of that cover lol)
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  5. Wow... I'm sorry to hear that it just didn't stick with you! That is the worst with a book.

    1. It really is - especially since I didn't dislike it?
      I just... read it.


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