The Girl the Sea Gave Back

A Novel
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Dan Bittner
Series: Sky and Sea, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Both narrators add depth and resonance to Young's rich prose.... Those who enjoy epic fantasy novels should definitely give this a listen!" (AudioFile Magazine)

From Adrienne Young, New York Times best-selling author of Sky in the Deep, comes her new gut-wrenching epic The Girl the Sea Gave Back.

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. 

"Gripping and exquisitely written. The Girl the Sea Gave Back tore at my heart strings until I was completely unraveled." (Stephanie Garber, New York Times best-selling author of Caravel)

©2019 Adrienne Young (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Captivating

Love this writer Beautiful story Loved how it played into different tribes we didn’t consider in the first book and brought a whole new layer to the original story

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I love Adrienne Young's Books!

Amazing second installment to Sky int he Deep. I loved the continuation and it from Halvard's adult perspective. I love the performance. 10/10 will listen again

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pretty good

this book was entertaining. the story line was awesome, however was hidden by filler scenes. maybe it could have been stretched out?

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Stunning

I floss through this book in one day (much like I did with Sky in the Deep), and all I can say is... Adrienne Young should be named “Queen of Bringing It In the Last 100 Pages”! Loved every second of it!

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Runes, fates, and spinners

There is so much I loved about this book. I love the mythology intertwined in the storytelling. I love the characters and the world.

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weary vs wary

I originally gave this book 2 stars. Few things bug me more than mispronounced words in an audiobook! ie pronouncing wary as weary. Also, this book is narrated by 2 people who seemed to have no communication/direction on how they were going to pronounce proper nouns and words that are unique to the text, such as the name of currency used in the story. Super annoying. I decided to returned it after a few chapters, thinking I would check the text book out from my library. But I have a boring commute and went ahead and finished listening. I did enjoy the story very much. I like the author. I f you have some free credits, then I would suggest the series. BUT I would not pay for this audio. There are better choices out there. Changing my review to 3 stars.

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Big fan

I think this is a fantastic book! I really enjoyed the two points of view. The auto was really well done made me want to hear more.

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Not half as good as first book

I enjoyed the first book from this author, this one seemed like she was trying too hard to add mystery and magic and it was too much. I can sum this entire book up in about 3 sentences, not much happens other then immediate romance and lots of second guessing and inner monologue. Didn’t enjoy!

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A 5 star experience

A 5 star experience across the board. young and old will enjoy. I recommend this to anyone.

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Fantastic!

Well written and perfectly told by excellent readers! I absolutely loved it! Can't wait for the next book!

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