Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Source: Publisher, Netgalley
How do you kill a god?
As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Warrior of the Wild is a fun YA Fantasy standalone that reads fast and is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
This is my first experience reading something by Tricia Levenseller, and I was pretty pleased by it. Her writing is effortless, giving it a light feel. It did seem a bit too young to me, but that happens sometimes because I’m a 34 year old reader of YA literature!
I found the world to be fascinating! A large part of the intrigue with this book was the Viking inspiration. I enjoyed reading about the villages and how their politics and culture played a role.
The characters are not as complex as I would have liked, but I still enjoyed the cast. The star of this book, in my opinion, is the character growth of Rasmira. By finding true friendship and working together to complete the impossible quests, she developed into a stronger, more determined, independent woman that I found myself rooting for.
Overall, I enjoyed Warrior of the Wild and would recommend it to YA Fantasy fans who like quick reads with a unique adventure and a dash of romance.
*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tricia Levenseller is the author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology and Warrior of the Wild. She likes to describe her books as young adult alternate–world historical fantasies with heavy romantic subplots.
Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing Overwatch with her siblings, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.