August 04, 2019

#BookReview: Warrior of the Wild by @tricialevensell @FeiwelFriends






Synopsis: An eighteen-year-old chieftain's daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King


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.

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About the Author: Tricia Levenseller is from a small town in Oregon, but she now lives in Utah with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read another textbook again. When she's not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching her favorite TV shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review:  I started out this with this book being very worried. It was only a little over 300 pages, a stand alone, and from an author that although I did enjoy her other books they were not OMG AMAZING if you know what I mean.  But I am happy to say that this one blew me away.  The setting of Viking like villages ruled over by a god was one I won't soon forget.  My only issue with this title was all the swoony romance. Although I got over that aspect I think this one would have been better if that would have been toned down a bit.  


Ras was amazing, she had wit, great comebacks, and determination.  She never wavered on what she set out to do and she had a brain!! I loved her so much!! The romance in this one was a little over done.  It wasn't forced but I think overall it could have been done a little less.  At times it overpowers the story and kind of makes Ras sound like a love sick puppy, which she isn't.  

I do kind of hope that down the road we get a follow up story to this one.  I would love to see what happens to the two other people that are banished and how that all turns out and how Ras changes her world.  





Go Into This One Knowing: A little to much romance, Great stand alone, no cliffhangers 







"One of my favourite YA books ever. The action! The world-building! The voice! This book kicks so much ass." -- Cale Dietrich, author of The Love Interest
"Levenseller presents a fully rounded portrait of a girl whose strength in battle is tempered by her very human anxieties. Rasmira's quest is thrilling, her emotional journey compelling; this adventure sings." --Booklist
"Levenseller... presents a female warrior who refuses to believe that crying makes one weak and that strength is not feminine. Through Rasmira’s inner monologue, teens will learn that teamwork and friendship are important and that failure makes one strong. This high-octane novel is filled with mythical creatures and showcases a heroine who wants to be a warrior, a woman, and a leader." --School Library Journal

"Witty banter brings levity, and of course Rasmira finds romance with one of the boys, but the real gratification lies in Rasmira’s transformation from broken, betrayed, girl to resourceful, confident victor. Her final clash with the god is heart pounding, and her triumph in front of her village and father is satisfyingly righteous." -- The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Tricia Levenseller:
"Levenseller has created a formidable female character who can take care of herself as she makes some hard decisions.” ―School Library Journal on Daughter of a Pirate King
“[Levenseller’s] words will pull you in, and there's no escaping them." ―Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician Series, on Daughter of the Siren Queen
“With a cunning plot, robust writing, and complicated characters, any reader will enjoy being manipulated in Levenseller's capable hands.” ―Anna Banks, author of the New York Times Bestseller Of Triton, on Daughter of the Pirate King










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