Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Image result for warrior of the wildRasmira has trained her whole life to lead her village and become a warrior. But when she fails her coming of age trial due to trickery and sabotage she is banished to the monster-filled wilderness. To regain her honor she must destroy the god who claims tribute from the villages or die trying. As she explores the wilderness she learns more about her people, herself, and the god that reigns over them all like a constant menacing shadow.

I finally got around to reading this book and it was phenomenal! Levenseller wrote another strong female character who could take care of herself. Put her in a viciously unique world and you have an excellent story on your hands. From the first lines, I was drawn into the creation of a character who learned and grew in exile eventually bringing change to a world ruled by fear.

Image result for yes i love it gifThe characters were stunning. Rasmira, the main character is the daughter of the chieftain and is a woman determined to become a warrior. At the beginning of the book, we see her as an aloof character who is unsure of how to lead people. As the book continues readers see her growth into a confident leader ready to make the change she wants. In the beginning, all she wants is to please her father but by the end, all she cares for is that she did something for herself, not for her father. Another aspect of her character is overcoming her distrust of friends for the only one she ever had before going into the wild betrayed her. Rasmira is determined to do everything by herself but in the wild, she realizes that the only way to survive is together not apart.

Rasmira’s character is complemented by the ones that surround her. The two friends she makes in the wild are each struggling with guilt and anger at each other. They have not started their tasks and are unwilling to complete them until Rasmira convinces and assists them. The evil villain of the book, the god is an interesting character in the manner that he never truly seemed like a god. Readers find out why later in the book but I won’t spoil it.

Image result for thank you gif funnyIn the end, I loved the book much like I did her other ones. It brought to life a strong female in a harsh world and demonstrated the growth she went through to become a better leader and person.

Books I want (I actually need them as much as I need air) in 2019

b3997daa-9d0d-41f8-bb8d-95b33a7afb80-yamostanticipated2019 (1)

2019 is here along with a whole list of books I want that are coming out this year.  I am sure that as the year progresses my list will just continue to get longer but for now it can be considered somewhat short.  Below is my compiled list so far along with the books release dates.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco – September 10th, 2019

Children of Blood and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – March 5th, 2019

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – January 15th, 2019

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – January 29th, 2019

Find me Their Bones by Sara Wolf – June 4th, 2019

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – April 2nd, 2019

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – May 14th, 2019

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – June 4th, 2019

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – February 5th, 2019

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao –  June 4th, 2019

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – May 28th, 2019

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – April 23rd, 2019

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – January 29th, 2019

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – February 26th, 2019

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – July 30th, 2019

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner – March 19th, 2019

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – October 8th, 2019

The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran – April 9th, 2019

The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross – March 5th, 2019

Rage by Cora Carmack – June 11th, 2019

more……