Warrior of the Wild By Tricia Levenseller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
My Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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 honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year—or die trying.
This was AMAZING! I read it all in one sitting and have nothing but great things to say. It was a very fun story that put an interesting spin on a viking type story. They are obviously viking type warriors, but it is very different from what we think of as viking. They are more modernized and it is very much not of our world. Rasmira and her clan have to deal with gods, monsters, and dangerous wilderness.
The monsters were epic. The author describes them in fantastic detail and I really had a clear picture of what Levenseller was trying to create. I enjoyed the battles between human and monster, human and god, and human and human. If you haven’t noticed from my other reviews, I love fight scenes and bad-ass warriors. This book had tons of both.
Our main character happens to be the most bad-ass warrior of them all. She is fearless, and takes on in creature that stands in her way, but she is also kind of awkward around cute guys and not the best at explaining her feelings. (Training to be a fierce warrior all your life does not leave a lot of time to figure out guys and dating) She eventually figures out how to make friends and have close relationships, even if it is in an unlikely way.
There are also some really interesting and unexpected twists. From the very beginning you start to get a feel for where things are going and then BAM something else happens and changes the course of things. The end of each chapter leaves you ready to see what could possibly happen next, which is probably why I finished this in one day. I will say, I did guess the big twist at the end, but that just made it more fun to read and find out if I was right!
I can’t recommend this book enough! If you have read or plan to read this book in the near future, let me know in the comments if you enjoyed it as much as me, or if you are excited to read it! As always thank you and Happy Reading 🖤