Warrior of the Wild
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.

Warrior of the Wild Details

TitleWarrior of the Wild
Author
ReleaseFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
ISBN-139781250189943
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Warrior of the Wild Review

  • Tricia Levenseller
    January 1, 1970
    I have officially finished the last edits for this book! I’m very proud of how it turned out, and I’d like to clarify a few things. First, this book is Viking-INSPIRED. It is not straight up Viking. For the most part, the world building is entirely made up, but you will see some Viking similarities. I’ve also been asked a lot whether or not there is a romance in this book. There is. I honestly don’t think I could ever write a book without one. Also, this book is a stand-alone. No sequels or spin I have officially finished the last edits for this book! I’m very proud of how it turned out, and I’d like to clarify a few things. First, this book is Viking-INSPIRED. It is not straight up Viking. For the most part, the world building is entirely made up, but you will see some Viking similarities. I’ve also been asked a lot whether or not there is a romance in this book. There is. I honestly don’t think I could ever write a book without one. Also, this book is a stand-alone. No sequels or spinoffs. I am, however, contracted for another book (a brand new fantasy) that will release in 2020. More on that later, though.
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  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    Vikings? Say no more.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟From the author who brought us Daughter of the Pirate King- Warrior of the Wild has a well thought out plot and non-stop action from the very first page. With twists and turns, almost from the very start, I could not help but be captivated by this Viking-type story. We follow MC Rasmira, youngest of 6 girls, all born to the village leader. Her father has raised her to be a warrior- and to be the one to take his place as ruler in the future. She is good at everything she does- and 4 stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟From the author who brought us Daughter of the Pirate King- Warrior of the Wild has a well thought out plot and non-stop action from the very first page. With twists and turns, almost from the very start, I could not help but be captivated by this Viking-type story. We follow MC Rasmira, youngest of 6 girls, all born to the village leader. Her father has raised her to be a warrior- and to be the one to take his place as ruler in the future. She is good at everything she does- and for that, has made some enemies in her village. Something happens and she is forced out of her village to act as tribute and is given the impossible task of killing the god that threatens their lands. I really enjoyed the easy flow of this book, the pace was just fantastic. The world building was really well written. There is a slow burn romance, but also a good bit of blood and guts as well as many action scenes. The creatures in the Wild are fierce and unique. To me this book reminded me at times of The Hunger Games- and The Maze Runner. Being a fan of both- I was captivated and drawn into this story. Rasmiras character growth, along with some other characters in the book, was refreshing. Warrior of the Wild had a great overall message and I totally recommend it if you're looking for an engrossing, addictive, fast paced read. Thank you to Netgalley for generously providing this Arc in return for an honest review!
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  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    January 1, 1970
    Hi all! Want to win an ARC? I'm doing a giveaway on my Twitter! Click here to enter!
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    COVER REVEAL!!! And I love it =D---Now reading the posted synopsis and I just have to say, Vikings!!? Hell yes! ---Loved the author's debut! I am excited to read more of her work.
  • Jodi Meadows
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    January 1, 1970
    VIKINGS that’s all I had to know to want to read this book.
  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this take on Vikings. It’s definitely not a “Viking story” it’s just heavily influenced by Norse mythology and culture. But I do love me a good badass female protagonist, which is what Raz is. For being such a short standalone, there’s some good character growth and world development packed in there. Definitely a fun story.
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  • Crazy4Books
    January 1, 1970
    The main character Rasmira and the two side characters Soren and Iric had distinct and well developped personalities. After Rasmira was betrayed I couldn't help, but become invested in her getting justice which made me feel connected to her. Her realisation that expressing emotions had no bearing on her skills as a warrior was a beautiful thing to witness. I absolutely adored the romance and Soren is now one of my favorite love interest. We need more men who love and support strong women. He was The main character Rasmira and the two side characters Soren and Iric had distinct and well developped personalities. After Rasmira was betrayed I couldn't help, but become invested in her getting justice which made me feel connected to her. Her realisation that expressing emotions had no bearing on her skills as a warrior was a beautiful thing to witness. I absolutely adored the romance and Soren is now one of my favorite love interest. We need more men who love and support strong women. He was just this sweet cinnamon roll full of positivity. I liked how he was persistant in getting Rasmira to like him without being creepy about it. His best friend Iric on the other hand had a cynical attitude that hid a caring, brave and hardworking spirit.I liked how their qualities balanced each other out. Rasmiras determination to find a way home made the two boys believe it was possible while their resourcefulness and experience living in the wild really came in handy. I thought Rasmiras leadership skills shined through when she got the two boys to talk it out so they could move on from past mistakes and work together as a team. I just loved them as a group and how they slowly came to care for each other. All three characters got some great development. Rasimira learned to become a better leader, while Soren learned to let go of his guilt, and Iric learned to take responsibility. Their decisions made sense to me and they all felt like authentic people.We get a couple antagonists with the cruel god being the main one, but theres also a couple boys from her village who have it out for Rasnmira as well as her mothers resentment causing some serious friction between them. Not to mention her fathers total lack of help when she was facing banishment. At first I was unsure about the whole parents as villain trope. I know not all parents are good to their children, but since I cant relate it was difficult for me to see it as believable. However the way it all played out in the end was very satisfying. Proving her parents wrong and standing up for herself added a wonderful layer of emotion to the story. While Rasmiras relationship with her parents was strained, I found her relationship with her sisters super heartwarming.I thought the viking inspired world had some fascinating elements to it. There's the cruel god with mysterious powers that comes around every year demanding tribute while the villages actually follow a religion that worships a female goddess. We also get a few unique and deadly creatures. The main ones reminding me of insects but like a huge terrifying version. Plus their journey leads them to discover new and rare beasts. I appreciate little unusual details like how nothing is made of wood because it would all crumble within a few days. I thought the world building elements were all introduced in a way that made it effortless to understand, especially since there wasnt any new magic system to learn. Despite the lack of magic the characters find different uses from materials in their natural environment that was pretty awesome.The plot consisted of different quests that I thought were lot of fun and kept the pace engaging. We also got some compelling tension with the wilds being so dangerous. I predicted some of the twists, but I still felt strong emotions when they happened. The writing was straight to the point and easy to get immersed in which I really liked since we still got fleshed out characters and an interesting world. The story takes place over a couple months and the passing of time was written in seamlessly. The dialogue felt natural and had some cute banter. The lovely message that woman can be both strong and express their emotions is highlighted in a couple wonderful passages. Im happy with how the story was wrapped up in a standalone, but I loved it so much I hope we get more in the future.*This book was received for an honest review
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  • Joleen (starlightbooktales)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsRTC
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    January 1, 1970
    Tricia is such an auto-buy author for me. I just love her writing style and pacing. I find her books the perfect palette cleanser after reading a bunch of complex fantasy. It's just so accessible and fun and I always love the characters and the romance. Just yes, def one of my favorite new authors in the last couple years.
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  • Krysti
    January 1, 1970
    WARRIOR OF THE WILD is the perfectly plotted, n0n-stop adventure that Tricia Levenseller's fans have been waiting for! With it's fast pace and warrior-girl main character this book is the perfect follow up to Levenseller's debut series DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.Rasmira is a leading lady that readers will not only look up to and want to emulate, but will also identify with. She's absolutely fierce but also has some wonderful moments of vulnerability. She's the kind of character you root for fro WARRIOR OF THE WILD is the perfectly plotted, n0n-stop adventure that Tricia Levenseller's fans have been waiting for! With it's fast pace and warrior-girl main character this book is the perfect follow up to Levenseller's debut series DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.Rasmira is a leading lady that readers will not only look up to and want to emulate, but will also identify with. She's absolutely fierce but also has some wonderful moments of vulnerability. She's the kind of character you root for from page one!The magical creatures found in these pages are terrifying, captivating, and so much fun. They brought a fantastical element to the book that I really enjoyed.This story manages to feel very much like a classic fantasy novel without overwhelming the reader with magic. It was fun to watch Rasmira truly struggle with the elements she encounters in the wild. Nothing ever felt too easy for her. The stakes were constantly high and really kept me turning the pages.The setting here is stunning and so well-developed. I loved the way that Levenseller found ways of tying various setting elements to the actual plot, making them not only atmospheric, but actually necessary to the story. Levenseller's writing style is so clean and crisp. She is one of those writers who doesn't waste a single word. Everything in the book is important to the story and the characters. Her voice is strong and fun and so easily readable. I can't wait to see more from this incredible author!
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    More of a 3.5 stars
  • Morrighan Rose
    January 1, 1970
    **This is a Spoiler Free Review**Tricia Levenseller’s Warrior of the Wild is a highly unputdownable adventure full of badass Vikings and mythological monsters! I fell so deeply into this world that the author creates, I finished the book in less than 24 hours.Rasmira is our main character, born and raised in a small Viking village. From the moment she declared herself a warrior at the age of 10, she faced nothing but ridicule and bullying from her peers. Her mentors provided her with conflicting **This is a Spoiler Free Review**Tricia Levenseller’s Warrior of the Wild is a highly unputdownable adventure full of badass Vikings and mythological monsters! I fell so deeply into this world that the author creates, I finished the book in less than 24 hours.Rasmira is our main character, born and raised in a small Viking village. From the moment she declared herself a warrior at the age of 10, she faced nothing but ridicule and bullying from her peers. Her mentors provided her with conflicting behavior, giving her praise while ignoring others. Rasmira will be the ruler of her village, inheriting her father’s legacy as leader. She just has to pass the warrior test. Every 18 year old in the village declares their profession and performs a test in front of everyone. She knows she is ready. She has trained for this moment for 8 years, and she couldn’t be more prepared. Until the day for the trial comes and she is sabotaged.Suddenly, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved turn on her. In the blink of an eye, Rasmira is no longer a warrior. She is exiled from her home, her family, and the boy she thought she loved. Sent into the dangerous wild surrounding her village, she is given one task to complete before she is allowed to return. One single task. Kill the God that plagues the villages. Peruxolo is a powerful immortal, and each of the seven villages pay him tribute once a year. The God claims their meat, their gems, and their women; he possesses the power to strike down a man without touching him. How can she kill an immortal God?I fell completely in love with our main character. Rasmira is a strong-willed, powerful woman. Warrior of the Wild is the story of a lost girl trying to find herself in a world she no longer understands. I loved being able to witness her growth; the years of constant ridicule because she is different both hurting her and helping her to become the warrior she is meant to be. Destined to rule, her ability to change herself because she wants to, not because people tell her she should is admirable.I was pleasantly surprised that bullying was a huge theme in this story. The way that the author addresses it was wonderful. She is able to show the character grow from a damaged girl into a woman that believes in herself. I cannot say enough about the importance of this theme in YA. It is rarely acknowledged, yet is a huge issue in a lot of young lives. Thank you Miss Levenseller for creating a beautiful, strong female character that is flawed and damaged. She is the hero of this story in more ways than one.All in all– I LOVED this adventure! It was a heart-touching, epic ride into the wilds of Viking territory, rife with horrifying mythological monsters, as well as monsters that end up being human. I highly recommend preordering this one– you will not want to miss it!*Thank you to the author, Tricia Levenseller and the publisher, MacMillan for sending me an ARC to review!
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  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    oh my God, give it to me now.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit that this was my first time reading anything by Tricia Levenseller.  I know, I know.  What have I been waiting for?  I have her other books, but I haven't gotten to them yet.   They are now moving up on my massive TBR.Rasmira is a badass.  She is the youngest daughter of the village leader.  He had no sons, but Rasmira's good with an axe, so he planned for her to become a warrior and take over.  There are trials that everyone warrior in training must participate in.  Rasmira is e I have to admit that this was my first time reading anything by Tricia Levenseller.  I know, I know.  What have I been waiting for?  I have her other books, but I haven't gotten to them yet.   They are now moving up on my massive TBR.Rasmira is a badass.  She is the youngest daughter of the village leader.  He had no sons, but Rasmira's good with an axe, so he planned for her to become a warrior and take over.  There are trials that everyone warrior in training must participate in.  Rasmira is expected to do great, but things don't go as planned.  Any warrior that fails is sent into the wild with a mattugr.  These quests are given out, but they seem like a death sentence.  Rasmira's is to kill the God, Peruxolo.Rasmira expected to be alone in the wild, but she quickly finds two boys that were banished from their own village.  As much as she tries to avoid them, she finds that it's helpful to have others around.  Rasmira is struggling with trust issues, but she cant' help but become friends with them.  She is the strongest warrior and helps save them more than once.  But they also help save her, too. Each scar marks me as a survivor.  A warrior of the wild.Soren and Iric were raised as brothers in the same village.  Soren talked Iric into the trials and when Iric failed, Soren decided to fail on purpose.  He couldn't let Iric go into the wild on his own.  Their friendship was having issues because of this, but Soren was determined to keep Iric safe.  They have been living in the wild for a year.  Neither had even attempted to complete their mattugr.  Iric won't give up on his love that is still in their village.  But other than that, they mostly just try to stay alive.The wild is full of dangerous creatures.  This was one of my favorite things in the story.  The ziken really stand out to me because they're venomous, regenerate lost limbs, and love human flesh.  They have a hard exoskeleton and big, bug eyes.  They're also 2-3 feet tall.  Ziken can only be killed by beheading.  There are other equally creepy animals, too.  I loved the banter between Iric, Soren, and Rasmira.  Iric was a favorite of mine quickly.  While Rasmira is awesome because she's tough, Iric is funny and kind.  Soren was my least favorite, but he really grew on me.  He was loyal and loving.  Rasmira starts having feelings for Soren and their growing relationship is sweet and doesn't feel rushed."A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all," he says.  "You want someone who lifts you up, not tries to bring you down."Rasmira decides to push the boys and make sure they all finish their quests and stay alive.  The pacing is good and the book was hard to put down.   There honestly wasn't anything negative for me.Warnings for brief talk of rape (nothing descriptive).  A woman from a village is given to the god each year as a sacrifice.  I gave this book 5 stars.  Thank you to the publisher and goodread for my copy (giveaway win).  Quotes are taken from an arc and may change before final publication.
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  • Empress Reads
    January 1, 1970
    OMG THIS WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tricia, you already had me with Daughter of a Pirate King but I am yours!! Lol 😂 #FanForLife I won this ARC in a #goodreads giveaway but I’ve had it preordered from the moment it was available. I cannot wait to put the hardcover on my shelf! If you haven’t read anything by Tricia Levenseller, go now! And preorder this beauty while you’re at it!
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  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    January 1, 1970
    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com!*Review to come!*
  • T.L. Branson
    January 1, 1970
    If you thought Dolores Umbridge was cruel, let me tell you: Rowling has got nothing on Levenseller. Umbridge was by far, hands down, the meanest, vilest, most terrible antagonist I had ever come across… until today.I mean what did Umbridge do, really? Make Harry write lines with a pen that literally etched the words into his skin. So she should have had CPS called on her, but otherwise what did she do?I can’t tell you why the character in Warrior of the Wild is worse because that would be tellin If you thought Dolores Umbridge was cruel, let me tell you: Rowling has got nothing on Levenseller. Umbridge was by far, hands down, the meanest, vilest, most terrible antagonist I had ever come across… until today.I mean what did Umbridge do, really? Make Harry write lines with a pen that literally etched the words into his skin. So she should have had CPS called on her, but otherwise what did she do?I can’t tell you why the character in Warrior of the Wild is worse because that would be telling, and I never spoil a book, but trust me when I say this: Rasmira faces 10x worse than Harry Potter.It was shocking.I nearly threw my book.How can someone be so cruel? So mean? So heartless?Bravo Tricia. I didn’t think anyone could top Rowling.Warrior of the Wild is an exhilarating adventure about a girl on an epic journey to find her inner strength and regain her lost honor.I finished the whole thing in less than 24 hours. That never happens for me.Never.Never ever ever.I just don’t read very fast. But this book sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. I barely had a chance to breath for air.The action is intense, the characters are engaging, the romance is juicy, the worldbuilding is first class. Everything about Warrior of the Wild is fantastic and I can’t recommend it highly enough.Straight off the back of the book, Warrior of the Wild’s story is about an eighteen year old girl named Rasmira is fails her coming-of-age trial and is banished to the wilderness.Anyone who fails is exiled from civilization and the only way to re-enter it is to win back their lost honor. To do this, they must complete an impossible task that is meant to kill the quest-taker.They call this a mattugr. There are a lot of funny names in this book, and I don’t presume to know what they mean or how to pronounce them, but an example of a mattugr given in Warrior of the Wild is “Walk for 1,000 days straight without stopping to eat or sleep.”Levenseller lists a couple of more equally ridiculous tasks, and at first blush, Rasmira’s mattugr seems about as far-fetched, kill a god. But you quickly figure out that the task doesn’t seem like it will be as difficult as initially thought.Secondly, Rasmira’s exiled friends’ tasks are relatively simple and easily achievable tasks like plucking a feather from a bird–Okay, so it’s a mythical bird no one is sure exists, but the point remains, that the earlier examples of a mattugr are plainly far more dangerous the ones tasked to our heroes.That doesn’t make the book any less exciting, it was just a thought I had while reading it.So let’s talk about the characters then.We’ve got Rasmira, our heroine. The book is told in the first person present with a single POV: Rasmira’s. She starts off all “woe is me” “I’m a victim” “I don’t deserve all this” and really turns into a kind, yet strong woman by the end of the book.Her father, Torlhon, and her mother are pretty much idiots. I’m sorry, they are. Her father is the village chief, but he sure doesn’t act like it. And no mother should ever act like Rasmira’s mother. We don’t see much of them after the initial pages, but their attitudes sucked enough to be worth mentioning.Then there’s Soren.Soren is a boy that Rasmira meets in the wild. He had been exiled from his village the year before when he failed his trial and he’d managed to survive with the help of his friend Iric, who also failed the previous year.Together they weather through the difficulties of living in a dangerous and often lethal place that the wilds are.Initially, Rasmira isn’t interested in them at all, choosing rather to forge her own path, but as the story progresses she discovers that trying to fight alone is what wound in her predicament in the first place.It’s really hard to say anything else. Warrior of the Wild is a stand-alone, which means there are no more books coming. The story is complete from cover to cover, and it’s a short one, too, topping out at about 320 pages.The main antagonist, the god Peruxolo, is a bit elusive, and there’s a lot to be learned about him. I didn’t always know where the story was going with regards to him as I could have seen it going a multitude of different ways.By about the 60% mark, it was fairly obvious what was going on, yet there was still enough mystery surrounding him to keep me interested. There’s was nothing mind-blowing and no major twists, but there were plenty of moments where I found myself congratulating Levenseller’s cleverness at leaving bread crumbs.Even though it’s early in the year, I would say any book is going to have a hard time topping the best book I’ve read this year, City of Brass, but Warrior of the Wild comes pretty close.My attention didn’t wain for a minute, and I was immediately sucked in. Warrior of the Wild is a book worthy of any avid YA Fantasy fan’s bookshelf.The only thing holding this book back from a full 5 stars for me was that it was a little short, a little too simple at times, and there wasn’t a lot of meat to the story. I’m not saying it needed to turn into a Sanderson phone book-sized tome, but perhaps just a little bit more going on in the background or some plot thread that tied it all together to give me that “aha!” moment would have been nice.Even so, I give Warrior of the Wild and impressive 4.5/5 and can wholeheartedly recommend that you bump it to the top of your TBR.Without a doubt, I will be continuing to watch Levenseller and already have a copy of Daughter of the Pirate King on my nightstand to start as soon as I have the time.
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  • rachel
    January 1, 1970
    gimme, gimme, gimme
  • Lauren [DontGoBrekkerMyHeart]
    January 1, 1970
    2.75While this story has a good message and an intriguing, I just couldn’t get into the writing style, nor did I connect with the characters.FRTC
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    "A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all." -Warrior of the Wild (PREACH, TRICIA!)I have loved Levenseller's two previous books (Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen) and was eagerly anticipating her third on a wholly new fantasy topic. Warrior of the Wild features a strong woman warrior protagonist who is up against seemingly impossible odds. The novel gallops at breakneck speed toward its epic conclusion and includes a soft twist of "A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all." -Warrior of the Wild (PREACH, TRICIA!)I have loved Levenseller's two previous books (Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen) and was eagerly anticipating her third on a wholly new fantasy topic. Warrior of the Wild features a strong woman warrior protagonist who is up against seemingly impossible odds. The novel gallops at breakneck speed toward its epic conclusion and includes a soft twist of romance. Levenseller has quickly become one of my favorite authors -- not YA authors, not women authors, not fantasy authors, just hands-down favorite authors -- because of her ability to write a clean, yet complex story where women are both strong and soft, fierce and merciful. She allows Rasmira to cry even though she could kill any beast or mortal who crossed her path. Romance is always a part of her stories without overshadowing the main plot. She does not shy away from building characters who are infinitely layered and I laud her for it.Warrior of the Wild is brutal and immersive, with an interesting fantasy element, relatable characters, great writing, and a satisfying ending. This book will definitely find a home on the shelf at my library and I am already anticipating Levenseller's next novel.Thank you to NetGalley and Feiwel & Friends for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    I’m all about a stand-alone fantasy these days and this book hit the right spot for me. I wanted all the best for Rasmira and was fully caught up in the injustice of her betrayal and task out in the wild. I also loved Soren and Iric - they were exactly what Rasmira needed and she was what they needed. Their banter was amusing and seeing them learn to work together, completely rewarding. This girl is such a fierce fighter, but seeing her find friends and gain confidence as a leader, was some of m I’m all about a stand-alone fantasy these days and this book hit the right spot for me. I wanted all the best for Rasmira and was fully caught up in the injustice of her betrayal and task out in the wild. I also loved Soren and Iric - they were exactly what Rasmira needed and she was what they needed. Their banter was amusing and seeing them learn to work together, completely rewarding. This girl is such a fierce fighter, but seeing her find friends and gain confidence as a leader, was some of my favorite parts of the story.
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  • Gaby
    January 1, 1970
    Fast paced, action packed, and totally devourable. The romance was strong, the character growth was compelling, and the world building structure exciting and different. I'd love to read more books set in the same universe, even if they're not about Rasmira, Soren, Iric, and Aros!
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  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    January 1, 1970
    UM HECK YES TO VIKING READS??? also I loved Sky in the Deep so gimme more viking goodness
  • Mikaela
    January 1, 1970
    Idk about you but right now for me the biggest mystery is what the heck their coming of age test is because all I can imagine is the beep test
  • Frank
    January 1, 1970
    "Viking inspired" I'm cool with that-----That cover tho 😃 -----2018 has barely even started and I already have 2019 books to wait for.
  • Brittney
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for providing me this eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *May contain some slight spoilers, but most information is previously mentioned in the synopsis. 4.25 / 5 starsWarrior of the Wild explores a Viking-inspired tale of a young female tasked with a dangerous quest to restore her status within her community. Tricia Levenseller forms her own world of Viking-inspired lifestyle among the dangerous creatures found in the wild. This *Thank you Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for providing me this eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *May contain some slight spoilers, but most information is previously mentioned in the synopsis. 4.25 / 5 starsWarrior of the Wild explores a Viking-inspired tale of a young female tasked with a dangerous quest to restore her status within her community. Tricia Levenseller forms her own world of Viking-inspired lifestyle among the dangerous creatures found in the wild. This standalone novel shows the path that one must take to become a true warrior in the eyes of this community. Tricia Levenseller crafts a Viking-inspired world in Warrior of the Wild. This world includes fantastical elements to add to the atmosphere of danger within the story. I thought that the world was well-created and I enjoyed exploring different features within this world. I do kind of wish that the Viking inclusion was a bit stronger at times. I think a little more research could have really added to this story to support this inclusion and make the world feel a little more Viking-like. There were a few instances where the writing almost made some of the descriptions a little more modern in a way than I wanted it to, which did kind of throw me off a bit. Overall, I was captivated by the plot. I enjoyed the journey that Rasmira had to take within the wild. I was interested in the motivations of all the characters and I appreciated the character growth that was included. The writing was a little simplistic at times, but the descriptions were mostly well-done within the story. I loved how creative the story is with the creatures and tasks that were included in the wild. I would recommend checking this one out! I think that this would be a wonderful book to recommend to students and others. We need more standalone books like this one.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn’t put this book down! It’s fun and exciting and I was instantly drawn into Rasmira’s world - her strength and independence and determination. Plus, the premise of the book only got more interesting and complex as the story progressed! Highly recommended!
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  • Samantha Hastings
    January 1, 1970
    A perfect read for fans of “Sky In the Deep” by Adrienne Young.Rasmira is sabotaged during her warrior trial and the only way to return to her village and regain her honor is to accomplish an impossible task: kill a god. What I loved: 🖤🖤🖤1. Rasmira’s character development. She is undoubtedly the victim, but she is self-aware enough to realize her own mistakes and move forward.2. The “wild” is an immersive fantasy world (Viking influenced) with original beasts, mythology, and magical topography.3 A perfect read for fans of “Sky In the Deep” by Adrienne Young.Rasmira is sabotaged during her warrior trial and the only way to return to her village and regain her honor is to accomplish an impossible task: kill a god. What I loved: 🖤🖤🖤1. Rasmira’s character development. She is undoubtedly the victim, but she is self-aware enough to realize her own mistakes and move forward.2. The “wild” is an immersive fantasy world (Viking influenced) with original beasts, mythology, and magical topography.3. Iric and Soren (from another village) are also banished to the wild and must complete their own impossible tasks based on their individual fears. Overcoming your fears through hard work and friendship is a great theme in this book.4. Plenty of ax-wielding action! 5. A slow burn romance that is oh so satisfying. You’ll want to run into the wild and devour this unforgettable read that’s full of action, redemption, and romance!
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