Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller



My Rating ~ Five stars


RELEASE DATE:  26 February 2019

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 336



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.





Rasmira was the sixth daughter born to the leader of village, but upon declaring she’d like to be a warrior, her father named her as his next heir.  All she needs to do is pass her trial to become a full warrior.  Something that should be easy to do, because she’s the best in her class.  But when she is sabotaged at her trial, her father banishes her to the wild, to complete an impossible task, or never return.  Upon discovering she’s not the only one out there, she begrudgingly befriends two other outcasts and learns they have impossible tasks of their own.  Neither of them seem in too much of a hurry to even try to and triumph over their quests,  but she is determined to see hers through, no matter how impossible it sounds. So she needs to decide whether to continue on her own or convince the others to help each other.

I loved Tricia’s writing in the Daughter of the Pirate King series, and I loved this just as much!  I liked the fact that the main characters were warriors who were fierce, but also vulnerable, and the way they each learned life lessons in their battle with the wild.  Rasmira held a great reluctance for trusting anyone, due to a prior betrayal, and I enjoyed watching the friendships develop slowly.  There is a decent amount of romance in this book, but no love triangle 👍   I adored the adventure in Warrior of the Wild – there were dangerous land creatures, a water beast and a cruel god to try and overcome.  Watching the characters puzzle out how to survive, and how they could each use their unique skills in the wild was so much fun.

This one was not as bloodthirsty as I expected a viking inspired book to be, but that in no way detracted from the great storyline for me!




Warrior of the Wild pic by bookbookowl

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