Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Review: A week from today Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller comes out, and I am so flipping excited to have gotten this book on the last day of ALAMW19 about two weeks ago in Seattle WA (my rainy home). Anyway, I was very lucky to have gotten one of the last ARC’s of this book, and it was my first read from my book haul.
First off, I love this cover. I really want to get a prop axe like this for some fun photos and to set next to this book on my shelf.
Other then this very cool cover, I really enjoyed that this is a stand alone young adult novel. Which there is not a lot of them in the fantasy genre of YA, contemporary yes. Also, I adored reading the Daughter of the Pirate King duology.
Fun fact, I wasn’t even to chapter four before I wanted to axe a character in the book. I bet that most reading this will feel the same way, ugh what a dick move that caused this let me tell you.
The viking filled ideology and way of life was the main point in Warrior,
Rasmira our main character is now among my new genre of choice, angry girls (or more liked pissed). As the main character Rasmira shows growth as the book progresses, even when she and us as readers of her story don’t really see her flaws or a need for great growth. But she has it, its amazing and adds so much to who Rasmira becomes.
There was romance introduced right away in the story, and again a little later. Although, it never overwhelms Rasmira’s journey or pulls focus, like yeah its nice but your more focused on Rasmira and how this story is going to go. There is also a side romance and its great, and no one makes a big deal about which I’m sorry to say I thought they might. I am happy it was not at all.
The creatures/monsters assumed magical/mythical was new and interesting, and not as seemed. The ending of the book was also very good, no loose ends or cliff hangers.
Why are you looking at me like that?
Are you flirting with me?
He grins. I just think it should be pointed out that you’re a fierce warrior woman and I’m a fierce warrior man, so we should spend some time together.
I am both a woman and a warrior. And I will not let anyone cause me to forget.
Would I? Reread? I think I’d reread the finished copy. Recommend to others? Yes.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Edition: I received an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) from ALA at the TOR/ Macmillan booth., in return for a true and honest review. Hardcover, 336 pages.
Young Adult. Viking. Fantasy. Romance.
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends.
Summary: 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.
-Summary from GoodReads.com