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Outrun the Wind

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  686 ratings  ·  377 reviews
The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength, even while her prophetic powers linger. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina b ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Flux
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Elle (TheBookishActress)
“Ugly words don't always mean ugly feelings.”

3 1/2 stars. Ovid found dead.

There is something very satisfying about reading a book that sees fit to rectify the sins of the past. The story of Atalanta is a story of an arrogant woman being outsmarted by a clever man — just as in the story of Circe, or of Antigone, or of any of a number of women who have been raped & betrayed in Greek and Latin myths, there is no greater sin of a woman than arrogance. In Outrun the Wind, however, Atalan
jv poore
Never, ever forget to honor Artemis. This Greek goddess relishes revenge. With a fine-tuned, blood-curdling cruelty. One retaliation resulted in the creation of The Calydonian Boar. In an either epic display of ignorance, or a sick desire to taunt the deity, the very King that caused her anger, proceeds to order his son to select a hunting party to slay her beast.

Despite vehement opposition, Prince Meleager includes Atalanta. He knows she’s an asset as “…the fastest runner he’d ever heard of and
2 1/2 stars

My first thoughts upon finishing Outrun the Wind was thank god it’s over.

Going into this book, I knew little of what it was about, and even less of the the myth it was based on. All I knew was that it was a sapphic retelling of greek mythology, so I immediately expected a story akin to The Song of Achilles. Let’s just say that this didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

It’s not that this was a particularly bad book; I just found that I couldn’t really connect with the story or
Lex Kent
3.25 Stars. I thought this story started out with huge promise, but fizzled out some in the second half. It is a decent read, I was just hoping to be wowed. This is a YA fantasy, Greek myth inspired, wlw story.

I was a huge mythology fan growing up, especially Greek. I do remember hearing about Atlanta, but for the life of me I could not remember her. I had to take the authors word that while she took some liberties, she tried to stay true to the character. I do have to say this felt more Greek
Erin Bembridge
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“I think, let this be forever.”
I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
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Holy moly guacamole. I was very surprised with this book! Anyways into the review!! :)

I’m going to say about 4.5 glasses of milk for this one... (if that makes any sense) Of course this book is based loosely on Greek mythology. Well... I don’t really know anything about Greek mythology. (I KNOW ITS SAD) However doing some research I found it matched up w
Elizabeth Tammi
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: uh-i-wrote-this
Well, I'm definitely biased. But I sincerely hope that Kahina and Atalanta will find a place into your world (and bookshelves) this November! Writing this wasn't easy by any means, but it brought me so much joy and I'm very excited (and a little terrified) for you to read it. Thank you!
rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi

it was lowkey hard to percieve apollo as an actual antagonist when you're in the middle of the trials of apollo especially

the problem of this book is that it's supposed to be set in ancient greece, since it's greek mythology inspired. i mean yeah, it IS technically set there, it features a lot of characters we know or myths we've already heard. however, it doesn't feel like it's a greek mythology retelling. it reads like a generic fantasy novel with gods, girls with superpowers and ya
Christina - Traveling Sister
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

3.5 stars

Wow! What an excellent first novel, this was an exciting and very well written story. I haven’t read a lot of Greek mythology or retellings but I really enjoyed this take on common myths and legends that even a novice would be familiar with.

My favorite aspects of this were definitely (in order) Atalanta and Kahina. While I did feel their voices were written fairly similarl
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

3.5 stars

I liked this book and especially for a debut I think the author did a great job, but there were also things I was looking for in a book set in ancient Greece that simply weren’t there, and that’s the reason why this isn’t a five star, but let’s slow down a little.

The book is narrated from two alternating POVs, Atalanta’s and Kahina’s. I think this type of narra
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

At first I couldn’t really get into the story, it was all a bit too chaotic. But after the first third the plot got pretty interesting and I was eager to know what was going to happen.
The characters were interesting and the story was definitely something different from what I’m used to read in stories set in ancient Greece. The fact that she decided to race her suitors was quite original
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
*I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I am ALL for making Greek mythology gay. I mean, gayer than it already is, which depending on the myth is already pretty gay — but there's not nearly enough wlw in the mythology retellings I've read, which is why I'm so happy about Outrun the Wind.

One question: when you first heard the myth of Atalanta racing her suitors and announcing she would only marry the man who could beat her, did you also sort of hate the gu
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Rep: f/f romance, lesbian mc, bi mc 

I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review 

Outrun the Wind is a fantasy inspired by Greek Mythology, one of the main characters Kahina being a huntress of Artemis and the other main character Atalanta being accused of killing Artemis's boar, and wanting to be recruited by her.  Atalanta doesn't want to be part of the huntresses though. Atalanta is really good at archery, and is o
May 24, 2018 marked it as lost-interest
dear god I am so bored with this book. I love some of the characters, but the plot doesn't make sense to me and I don't understand how Atalanta can just,,,, run away from the hunters of Artemis. Artemis is a God. and she was just like "oh snap she's running guess we can't catch up!!!" (maybe they explain this later in the book?? whatever)

great themes, okay characters, but the plot just didn't make sense.
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, mythology
WOW!  What can I say, this book caught me totally off guard.

It's been years since I read any Greek mythology and so I wasn't sure whether I was going to like this book. I should have not worried. The story captivated me from the start and I fell in love with the two main characters, Atalanta and Kahina. 

Kahina disobeys the orders of the Goddess Artemis and kills Artemis' boar in order to save Atalanta. Everyone believes Atalanta killed the boar herself as she already had the reputation of a fie
prag ♻
because i don't know how else to ever explain the immense love i have for this sapphic (!!) story, here's me pretending i'm a green brother:

Dear Outrun the Wind,

When I first heard of you, months ago, I knew I would love you. And I was right; as soon as I got about three chapters in, I fell in love with you. I fell in love with Kahina and Atalanta, and I fell in love with their relationship.

[insert gif of boyle anytime he's in the same frame as peraltiago]

This is a sincere thank you for existing.
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Personal rating: 2.5
This is a very simple and basic story that is not an Artemis retelling even though it is promoted to be that way. Artemis is maybe present in 15 pages out of the 300. This is an Atalanta retelling who is the lost princess of King Iasus and has a run in with Kahina, a huntress of Artemis as they slowly "fall in love". I quote those words because the romance (which I dislike and actually went into this wanting it) never really happens until the very very very very very end. Soo
Marta :}
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology, arcs, fantasy
A mythology f/f retelling that I really liked, it was slow at first and it literary took me so long to get into the action and become invested in the story. But when it happened, I started appreciating the story because it was amazing. The premise was very original – Atalanta, the only well known female greek hero, and her famous races being retold with Kahina, a huntress of Artemis being thrown in. They had a hate-to-love relationship that I wish I got to see more of. It was probably the slowes ...more
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
Galley provided by publisher

Rep: bi mc, lesbian mc

To be honest, I think the hype for this book actually killed it for me. If it hadn't been so hyped and I came to it with no expectations, I'd have probably liked it more than I did. Because the writing is pretty good, the characters were alright, and there's a good romance. But it was hyped, and so I'm disappointed in how it turned out.


- The relationship between Atalanta and Kahina was well-developed and nicely slowburning. They start off
Full review to follow!

Quick thoughts:
- Greek myth retelling of Atalanta
- Hate-to-love f/f romance
- Dual POV w/o distinct voices
- Questionable portrayal of popular Greek figures
- Angsty & boring
- Weakly written & forgettable
- Neither impressed nor blown away
- Trigger/Content warning: implications of sexual assault

Actual rating: 2 stars
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This retelling centers on the Greek myth of Atalanta. A young Greek girl who learns that she can run incredibly fast. Atalanta grew up in the hunt and has never wanted anything more than her freedom. She wants to be everything that her name means, "equal in weight". On the Calydonian Boar Hunt, Atalanta almost makes a fatal error, when Kahina, a huntress of Artemis, saves her by killing the boar. Kahina must prove her loyalty to Lady Artemis and is sent to Arcadia. The girls cross paths again by ...more
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ARC provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you Flux & North Star Editions!!)

The Song of Achilles but make it sapphic !!!

after joining Meleager on the hunt for the Calydonian Boar as the only woman on the crew, huntress Atalanta is faced with the terrifying consequence of drawing first blood on the boar, a creature made by the goddess Artemis. except Atalanta didn’t kill the Calydonian Boar
Mellie Antoinette
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A generous thank you to #netgalley and #fluxbooks for an #earc of this novel in exchange for a fair, honest review.

“Nobody can beat fate—not even her. Nobody can outrun the wind.”

Well this was adorable! Fast as the wind and almost as entertaining! 😜 Okay fine, no more wind jokes. This calls for a little Outside/In review! Overall, 3.5-3.75 stars.

Cover - The atmospherics on the outer dust jacket are thrill worthy! #hairenvy! I can feel her mind reaching back for an arrow, the wooden bow in her
love, tappkalina
Mar 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
So this is about gay huntresses of Artemis? That's everything I ever wanted from the Titan's Curse!
Definitely will read it next month!
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started Outrun the Wind, but once I got about 25% in, I didn't want to put it down.  It still took me awhile to finish because, life.  But it was hard to adult while reading it.

There are two narrators.  Atalanta and Kahina.   The book starts with Atalanta hunting a creature of Artemis.  She is with a boy that she loves, plus others.  Things don't go as planned.  Kahina is with Nikoleta and Isodora watching things.  They are huntresses of Artemis.  For some rea
Lenore .

Greek mythology was my childhood obsession. Ever since my parents gave me a wonderfully illustrated storybook of Greek myth retellings, I fell in love with the complexity of the heroes' position between fate and free will, as well as the flawed humanity of their gods. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was the series I grew up with, solidifying my love for moody deities and merciless monsters. And this year, I was able
Melanie (bookswritinghappiness)
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt, arcs, owned, netgalley
I received a digital ARC of this book through NetGalley thanks to Flux in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve dreamed of being able to request ARCs to review for a while now, but I thought I didn’t have enough followers to actually get approved for one. But when I saw that Outrun the Wind was available on NetGalley, I decided to go for it. It was the perfect book for my first ARC; although it’s not a famous book (yet), it’s one I’m excited about since I’ve been following Elizabeth’s tumblr (annab
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, thank you NetGalley, North Star Editions, and Elizabeth Tammi for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

I had very high expectations of this book based on a number of the reviews I read that are already out there. While it didn't quite meet my expectations, Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi was still a very engaging and exciting read.

The story: Atalanta was raised as a warrior, and Kahina is a huntress of Artemis. When Kahina kills Artemis's boar
Maria Dimitrova
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

It was the summer between third and fourth grade when I fell in love with Greek Mythology. It was actually part of the mandatory summer reading and I found myself utterly fascinated. So as a general rule I like all things that incorporate those myths.

"Outrun the Wind" is a wonderful retelling of Atalanta’s story with a LGBT spin on it. From the very start it was obvious that this story will be very different than the original myth and that it will explore some difficult,
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

When I saw this beautiful cover, I knew I had to read it. And when I learned it was a fantasy book with a FF relationship, then I was even more excited.

Outrun the Wind follows two girls: Atalanta and Kahina. Atalanta is a talented young woman who's been raised by hunters. She doesn't know who her parents are, so it comes to her as a surprise when she learns that she's the long-lost princess of Arkandia (if I'm spelling it wrong, please excuse me). Kahina on the other hand, is one of Ar
Liv | Books to Liv by
Rating: 3 stars

Outrun The Wind was an interesting debut novel about two female heroines and a secret that kept me on my toes for three days. At first I thought it was built around Kahina and Atalanta’s romantic relationship, but once I understood the general angle I was glad I had been proven wrong. This novel was more about the world building than it was about the romance. The f/f love story was there, always tangible and yet, it wasn’t the main focus at all. Only three things left me unimpre
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Elizabeth Tammi was born in California and grew up in Florida, but is currently double-majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism as an undergraduate at Mercer University in Georgia. When she’s not writing, you can probably find Elizabeth at work for her university’s newspaper and literary magazine. Her other interests include traveling, caffeinated beverages, and mythology. You can find Elizabet ...more

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