Warrior of the Wild By Tricia Levenseller [Review]

Warrior of the WildRELEASE DATE: February 26th 2019
AUTHOR:
Tricia Levenseller
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy,  Adventure.    
PUBLISHER:
Feiwel & Friends
SUMMARY

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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MY REV (Copy)

“Each scar marks me as a survivor. A warrior of the wild.”

I loved Tricia Levenseller’s DOTPK duology and I’ve been eagerly waiting for this book since I’ve heard it’s a viking inspired fantasy novel. Well, Warrior Of The Wild was an entertaining stand-alone read filled with lots of action, adventure, friendship, and a dash of romance. I loved the concept. The plot was good enough but the characters and the action was great. The whole book was a wild ride and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Eighteen Year Old Rasmira is a chieftain’s daughter who wanted to be a warrior unlike other girls in her village. Being the heir, since young she was trained hard to become strong so that she could lead her people in the future. To become a warrior every Eighteen Year old in the village must participate in the warrior trials and anyone who fails will be banished from the village. Rasmira is pretty confident that she could win the trails but when her trial is sabotaged by the bullies of her village, she fails the test. Her father gets disappointed with her. He has no choice but to banish her to the monster filled wilderness. The only way she can return home is by completing an impossible Quest which is kill a powerful god who claims tributes from all the villages every year. Feeling betrayed, Rasmira journeys into the wild alone to hunt for the god but first she must survive the wild.

Rasmira is a strong heroine who’s determined, brave, intelligent and totally badass.  Even when the odds were against her, she never gave up hope and fought till the end. After getting betrayed by someone close, she turns into a bit hard edged and has a hard time trusting others. I absolutely loved her character growth which is the best in the book. From the start, I can’t help but root for her. Her relationship with her  parents was complicated and I honestly don’t like neither of them but I  loved her relationship with her sisters especially Irrenia. The secondary characters are pretty good. I loved Soren and Iric. They’re totally fun. I enjoyed Iric’s sarcasm, and Soren’s sweet charm. I adored their friendship and together with Rasmira they make a great team. There’s a light romance in the book. It was kinda cute but It wasn’t as swoony as the one in DOTPK.

This book doesn’t have a complex plot. It was simply fun and entertaining filled with right amount of action and adventure. It’s not a perfect viking story but I loved this new take on it. It was refreshing. Even though some aspects were predictable, I immensely enjoyed the story. I loved all the action sequences especially the monster hunting parts. There’re also some surprising twists in the book which kept me hooked till the end.  The writing was easy to understand. The book was told in Rasmira’s first person POV. As for the world building, I loved the wild setting filled with creepy monsters and all but I also wish the author provided a bit more info on the outside world and the deities.

Overall, I loved this book! It wasn’t a total perfection, but I still had a great time reading it. The story wraps up nicely with a satisfying ending. I can’t wait to read the author’s next work.

Recommend it?
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I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun, adventurous, action-packed, and short stand-alone YA fantasy novel with a strong heroine.

MY RATING:
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[4/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
Please feel free to comment below!

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26 thoughts on “Warrior of the Wild By Tricia Levenseller [Review]

  1. Beware Of The Reader March 13, 2019 / 1:31 am

    And another one makes it to my TBR!!!! Fantastic review Raven. Side note: my son has the perfect prop for that book!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 13, 2019 / 5:10 am

      Yay! Thank you, Sophie! I hope you enjoy it when you finally get around to it! Oh, can’t wait to check it out! Is it a viking axe?

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  2. anovelglimpse March 13, 2019 / 1:56 am

    Hmm…I love viking shows on TV. I wonder if I should look into this book. Maybe I would enjoy it.
    Great review!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 13, 2019 / 5:13 am

      This book was totally action packed! There’s lot of monster killings with the viking axe! Thank you! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a shot! 😊

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  3. Melanie (TBR and Beyond) March 13, 2019 / 8:59 am

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed this one. I think that is kind of the thing love with Tricia – it’s never overly complicated or involved so it’s a perfect palate cleanser after reading a bunch of intense fantasy. Great review!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 17, 2019 / 4:01 am

      Thank you! Yeah, this was so much fun to read! I’m glad it was not too intense! I would love to read more stand-alone reads like these in the future! 😊

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  4. Rebecca March 13, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    I love the premise – to kill a God? And to be set out on an impossible task such as this by her own family? I think I would totally dig this. Great review!

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  5. The Candid Cover March 13, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    I really love a strong heroine! I had no idea that this is a standalone book. Sometimes I hold off until all of the books are published in a series, so this is exciting news for me. I will have to give it a try since you enjoyed it so much! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 17, 2019 / 4:04 am

      I didn’t know it was a stand alone either! After finishing the book, I was left wanting for more. I really hope you give it a shot! It was a good read!

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  6. Kelly G March 13, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    I have been so excited for this book! It’s great that you enjoyed it, and I’m honestly happy to see that it doesn’t have an overly complex plot or anything, and that it’s just kind of there to enjoy rather than have a billion things to have to remember or pay attention to. I’ll definitely be grabbing a copy of this soon! Great review!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 17, 2019 / 4:11 am

      Thank you Kayla! ❤️It was really good! The characters were enjoyable and the action was well written! I’m glad you enjoyed DOTPK! I hope you enjoy the second book when you finally get around to it! 😊

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  7. Jen March 18, 2019 / 4:25 am

    Ohhh standalone with a fun premise, I love it! I think Daughter of the Pirate King may be a tad bit better of a fit for me because of the romance. So I have that on my tbr and my library got them yippy! Wonderful review and I’m so glad you enjoyed another one of her books!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 21, 2019 / 1:33 pm

      I can’t wait for you to read DOTPK! It was so good and I’m certain that you’ll love the main characters. The romance was a slow burn and totally swoon worthy! Hope you love it! 🤞

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  8. theorangutanlibrarian April 15, 2019 / 4:11 am

    I do really like the sound of a fresh take on a Viking story, even if the plot isn’t that complex. Sounds worth picking up- awesome review!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions April 18, 2019 / 7:52 am

      Thank you! This book was pretty good! If you like action packed YA books then I highly recommend this book! 😊

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  9. neuravinci September 14, 2019 / 10:26 am

    I’d agree where you say, “Overall, I loved this book! It wasn’t a total perfection, but I still had a great time reading it.” And I agree that there could’ve been an expanded world-building, especially with other deities. But still, the clever weaving of the “god” was a good twist.

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