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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Young adult

The Girl the Sea Gave Back

by Adrienne Young

Quick take

The ultimate fantasy read. Get into Swedish mythology wrapped up with mysticism, magic, and epic war-torn romances.

Good to know

  • Romance

  • Emotional

  • Magical

  • Murder

Why I love it

My favorite moment in any book is when a character comes into her own and discovers her place in the world—something I think many of us continue to search for well past adolescence. So it’s no surprise that when I started reading The Girl the Sea Gave Back, I was drawn to Tova, the castaway seer at the heart of this book, who’s searching for a home to call her own.

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Synopsis

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, b...

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