I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019
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.
As a fan of Levenseller’s previous books, I was excited to be able to be apart of the tour for her latest book, Warrior of the Wild. I absolutely devoured this book in a day or two. I love the mix of characters and how they grew as the story went on. I liked how the story came about fully in a circle, showing that the banishments in their villages were the cause of their own issues. I found a lot of strength in Rasmina, who suffered at being her father’s protege and felt like she had to restrict any feminine actions due to the nature of her training with her father. In the story, I found myself empowered by the message that a girl could be strong but also long for other things that women value as well and embrace them to make herself stronger. Rasmina also was not perfect and found through her time in the Wild what may have caused the boys in her village to act against her as they did.
I also liked that there was an openly gay character and the acknowledgement of this normalcy in their society. I find that we need more of this in our reading, this open acceptance instead of resistance. As for the rest, I just loved the perseverance of all of the characters and they way they worked together and overcame obstacles in their way. The monsters and danger only added to the many moments in this book and I enjoyed every single page.
A fantastic novel full of rich characters, great messages, and some badass battles against monstrous creatures.