Warrior of the Wild Review: Pros and Cons of Taking Down a God

June 1, 2020 by Bec | Books

Warrior of the Wild Review: Pros and Cons of Taking Down a GodWarrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26th, 2019
Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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.

I just wanted to say straight up that I read Warrior of the Wild over a year ago. This review is based on the notes I made while I read it, but I do admit my memory is foggy…

The Good Things

  • I will admit that I bought this at least partially for the gorgeous cover art. And the hype. But also, viking inspired YA fantasy! Who can say no to that?
  • Raz was a great main character. She’s a badass skilled warrior who isn’t afraid to also embrace her feminine side.
  • I really appreciated the science and intelligence that went into forming strategies to defeat the god. It was smart and logical (unlike a lot of fantasy plots that often rely on magic).
  • Super duper slow burn romance which is the best kind of romance
  • Standalone that wraps everything up appropriately.
  • Like all good fantasy novels, I’m left wishing there was a sequel or a companion novel simply because I want to explore the Wild and the creatures that exist in it more.

The Not So Good Things

  • Warrior of the Wild had a lot of hype surrounding its release, but then just didn’t quite meet my expectations. It was still good, but not as good as I was hoping. I finished it feeling very underwhelmed.
  • I did manage to predict a lot of the main plot points. Nothing ever really took me completely by surprise. (This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I still enjoyed reading it even if I wasn’t shocked by twists).

 

Warrior of the Wild was an enjoyable novel but also an underwhelming one. It didn’t live up to the expectations I had after the hype, but I still appreciated a lot of aspects of the plot. Particularly, I really liked how logical the main character was in approaching her main task.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Bec is an Aussie blogger and reader who loves all types of novels. Fantasy, sci fi, and historical are my usual go-to genres. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things.

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7 responses to “Warrior of the Wild Review: Pros and Cons of Taking Down a God

  1. I’ve debated about this one, honestly, ever since it came out. It does seem like it was maybe a little overhyped, or maybe just didn’t quite live up to the hype. I’m still curious enough that I might give it a try, though- I’ll just go in with my expectations in check. It does have an awesome cover!
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    • Bec

      Definitely give it a go! Expectations definitely got in the way of my enjoyment… Hopefully you have a better experience.

    • Bec

      There was so much hype all over instagram about it, I couldn’t escape! It’s one of those books I wonder if I’ll like it more on reread, now I know a bit more of what to expect.

      Standalones are great!

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