Threats of Sky and Sea | Review
I was first drawn to Threats of Sky and Sea for the same reason many of my fellow YA book readers were. The cover design. It’s gorgeous, right? Let’s all swoon.
Now that that’s out of the way. On to the book.
Threats of Sky and Sea is the story of Breena and her father, who owns the Bridge and Duchess, a tavern. But one day Breena’s fathers past catches up with them and suddenly Breena finds herself going from your average barmaid to being thrown into court life, while her father is imprisoned. Breena finds out that her father isn’t who she thought. Does that means she isn’t who she thought she was, as well?
Despite the betrayal, Breena wastes no time trying to find ways to free her father, while also trying to free herself from the rules and confines of court. Her hatred of corsets and skirts is admirable.
And then Caden enters the picture. He’s a prince. And handsome. You know where this is going.
But no worries, because the romance between Breena and Caden isn’t stuffy or cliche, it’s on par with the characters.
I don’t want to give away too much, but the use of elemental magic is interesting, especially the way each kingdom has control over out of the four elements (earth, air, fire, water).
Overall I felt like the writing was solid and the plot was well thought out so it’s wasn’t a roll-your-eyes-seen-it-before-trope.
I received a digital copy of Threats of Sky and Sea from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
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