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Warrior of the Wild

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  7,280 ratings  ·  1,594 reviews
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 f
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends
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Tricia Levenseller
Jul 20, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I have officially finished the last edits for this book! I’m very proud of how it turned out, and I’d like to clarify a few things. First, this book is Viking-INSPIRED. It is not straight up Viking. For the most part, the world building is entirely made up, but you will see some Viking similarities. I’ve also been asked a lot whether or not there is a romance in this book. There is. I honestly don’t think I could ever write a book without one. Also, this book is a stand-alone. No sequels or spin ...more
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is your general standard, typically formulaic YA ‘fantasy’ story (i hesitate to call this fantasy because there is no magic/supernatural aspect present - its inspired by vikings).

it has a strong heroine, side love interest, a plot where the girl has to prove herself, fast pacing, simple writing, and a predictable but satisfying ending. i know this isnt enough for some readers, but i like this kind of story. there is a reason this kind of book sells so well.

this is the exact easy-going ent
Kayla Dawn
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Maybe I should just stop reading YA. They're all the fucking same (Obviously not ALL of them. But most of them).

Loads of potential, all wasted on an unnecessary, forced romance and an annoying extremely basic protagonist. Ugh.
Jan 30, 2019 marked it as to-read

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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
"Each scar marks me as a survivor.  A Warrior of the Wild."

Tricia Levenseller knocks it out of the part for me again.  I just adore her writing and her strong, intelligent female characters.  She also has her banter game on-point.

It's not secret that I'm a huge fan of Tricia's debut duology Daughter of the Pirate King and when I heard she was writing a viking inspired story, I was pretty excited to say the least.  Did it live up to my expectations? Of course it did! Rasmira, our prot
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a warrior of the wild, and I can behave however I damn well please.

I loved the premises of this book, but it ended up being so predictable and bland.
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the beginning, and first three halfs of this book. The ending felt a bit rushed and..anticlimactic 😏 As far as Viking 'inspired' YA books go, this one was entertaining. But it had flaws.

The story follows Rasmira (I dont like her name btw...I called her Mira in my head.😅). Anyway, Rasmira is a warrior in training, who must participate in a coming of age trial in order to become a full-fledged warrior. In doing so, she can become a woman within her village and gain the freedom to escape her
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 Viking inspired stars!

Warrior of the Wild is about Rasmina, a young warrior girl who is sabotaged during her village's test and banished to the wild with an impossible task: kill the local god they pay tribute to and she can come back. While banished Rasmina meets two boys who have been in the wild a year since they were banished from their own village when they failed their tests. Together, the three of them help to defeat their tasks in the hopes of returning home.

I discovered Levenseller
4 stars!!

From the author who brought us Daughter of the Pirate King- Warrior of the Wild has a well thought out plot and non-stop action from the very first page. With twists and turns, almost from the very start, I could not help but be captivated by this Viking-type story.

We follow MC Rasmira, youngest of 6 girls, all born to the village leader. Her father has raised her to be a warrior- and to be the one to take his place as ruler in the future. She is good at everything she does- and
Jodi Meadows
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
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Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a wild ride! I couldn’t put it down. I am yet to be disappointed by Tricia Levenseller, she is a fantastic writer.
Rasmira Bendrauggo, a woman, warrior and ultimately “god killer”; trained since she was eight to be a warrior, in a world where women chose a household-ish profession. She excelled tremendously and was hated by other warriors in training.
Betrayed by some people she trusted, she found herself banished into the wild where flesh eating monsters resides. The only condition for her r
2 stars

You may know what is best for you, but you have no right to say what is best for someone else.

I spent most of the book being annoyed at the main characters. I found them childish and I couldn't connect with them at all. Which is sad because I was looking forward to a Viking story but if the characters don't do it for me then nothing will.

Thank god for mean Iric and the few moments of joy he gave me.
Cindy ✩☽♔
COVER REVEAL!!! And I love it =D
Now reading the posted synopsis and I just have to say, Vikings!!? Hell yes!
Loved the author's debut! I am excited to read more of her work.
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"A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all." -Warrior of the Wild (PREACH, TRICIA!)

I loved Levenseller's two previous books (Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen) and was eagerly anticipating her third on a wholly new fantasy topic. Warrior of the Wild features a strong woman warrior protagonist who is up against seemingly impossible odds. The novel gallops at breakneck speed toward its epic conclusion and includes a soft twist of roma
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it

Warrior of the Wild has been on my mind since I first saw it. If I'm being completely honest, I was very jealous of the people who got to read it before me. Very jealous. In it, you will meet Rasmira who was a little Viking badass. She had extremely supportive sisters and two parents she wished were proud of her. Yet, things went downhill while competing in a trial. So she ends up being banished and given one simple task to complete in order for her to come back.

Simple task my a
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Genre: YA Fantasy
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

Rasmira Bendrauggo longed to be normal and unburdened by expectations. As the daughter and heiress apparent of the village leader, she was expected to excel in her upcoming Trials. But what supposed to be an easy victory turned into a fight for survival in the harsh land of the Wild.

I also know that true strength comes from being willing to fail in order to progress. That—if nothing else—is what I have learned from my mattu
Melissa H
I literally read this entire book in one sitting, only getting up to grab more snacks!

This story is about a young girl who is to go through the trials for her to become a warrior and an adult in her village. Needless to say, she does not pass. She is to be banished from her home and family; and in order to regain her honor she must defeat the god who has plagued the villages for centuries by killing him.

These tests are given to every person who does not pass their trials in each village. When
VIKINGS + ROMANCE, that’s all I had to know to want to read this book.
And I’m so happy that I did. I thoughtfully enjoyed this one.

”I realize then that even if I don’t have any answers, even if I don’t know where to go or what to do, I now know one thing.
I don’t want to die.”

3.5/5 ★.
Bright Star
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was so shallow and predictable and with flat characters, that I almost fell asleep while reading it.
To think I loooved Daughter of the Pirate King while this one was a huge flop.
What a disappointment.
Joleen (starlightbooktales)
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Warrior of the Wild was an inspiring adventure that I didn’t know I needed! From the first page, I was immersed into the beautiful world that Tricia Levenseller created and I had the most difficult time putting the book down.

This book centers around Rasmira, a young warrior who is intent on following her father's footsteps and become the leader of their village. Each warrior must pass a coming-of-age trial and young Rasmira has never been more ready to take her place as heir. During the
I really liked this take on Vikings. It’s definitely not a “Viking story” it’s just heavily influenced by Norse mythology and culture. But I do love me a good badass female protagonist, which is what Raz is. For being such a short standalone, there’s some good character growth and world development packed in there. Definitely a fun story.
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
Welcome to my stop on the tour for Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller! Today I have a moodboard to share with you, but I also wanted to give you a very short recap about how I felt about the book! Because spoiler, it's awesome. 

Oh hi, this book is awesome. And frankly, I'd feel remiss if I didn't tell you so. Even though this isn't actually a review post,

Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars for Warrior of the Wild (audiobook) by Tricia Levenseller read by Marisa Calin.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun. If you’re looking for a strong young heroine this is the book. The narration was wonderful too.
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
I think the simplest way to put this is that this book is an excellent example of a YA Fantasy novel. It's got a strong heroine, a cute love interest, steady plotting and pacing, and an interesting world (which is developed, but not extensively). If this is what the rest of Levenseller's books are like, I completely understand why people enjoy them.

Frankly, this was exactly the kind of book I wanted to read when I picked it up - a YA Fantasy that wouldn't take me ages to read, had a clear plot,
Lauren Don’tGoBrekkerMyHeart
I think this is the final nail in the coffin in that I am not a fan of Tricia's writing style. It just takes me forever to sort through it, and I never seem to build any connections with the characters.
Rasmira is going through a lot throughout this story and in her life. Her village and others around them are governed by this malevolent god who takes whatever he wants whether thats through crops, minerals, or women, and people are filled with fear. Rasmira stumbles upon this and is forever sc
Chelsies Reading Escape
The main character Rasmira and the two side characters Soren and Iric had distinct and well developped personalities. After Rasmira was betrayed I couldn't help, but become invested in her getting justice which made me feel connected to her. Her realisation that expressing emotions had no bearing on her skills as a warrior was a beautiful thing to witness. I absolutely adored the romance and Soren is now one of my favorite love interest. We need more men who love and support strong women. He was ...more
Adah Udechukwu
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warrior of the Wild was pretty awesome. It was a quick read that showed that they might be challenges that seem insurmountable but when you effectively exert yourself you will succeed.
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
I feel similarly towards this as I did Daughter of the Pirate King in the sense that I can very much see the flaws that should've ruined my reading experience, yet nonetheless, I enjoyed it.

Tricia Levenseller has now become an author whom I trust in a similar way I trust Marie Lu and Leigh Bardugo, except unlike them whom I expect to write deep, moving stories with complex characters, I expect Levenseller to simply write fun stories.

Because here's the thing; her books are not these overly compli
Chelsea Moreen
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-buy
3.5 stars. A solid YA Fantasy, surrounding a female warrior who is banished from her village after having her warrior trial sabotaged and thus tasked to kill the god who rules over them in order to return home. This book was fast and easy to read, it immediately caught my attention and sucked me in, I finished it within a couple of hours! The characters were mostly likeable, although somewhat plain and underdeveloped at times, and the main character most definitely have a more irritating side, t ...more
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Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing OVERWATCH, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popco ...more

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