Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (eARC review)


TITLE: Outrun the Wind

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Tammi

RELEASES: November 28th, 2018 by North Star Editions

GENRE: Teens + YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta. To earn back Artemis’s favor, Kahina must complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia-where the king’s daughter is revealed to be none other than Atalanta. Still reeling from her disastrous quest and her father’s insistence on marriage, Atalanta isn’t sure what to make of Kahina. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis’s second rule. She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors to go up against Atalanta in a race for her hand. But when the men responsible for both the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.

Atalanta is a really interesting character, a huntress-orphan with a dark past. I found her to be charismatic, a little selfish, and wholly intriguing. I loved how she held her own with the men’s hunting party and didn’t let their options get to her too much. Her story is one of finding herself and accepting who she really is rather than what her circumstances have made her.

Kahina I didn’t care for so much as a character, which kind of made me love the story that much more. I love when an author can write a character with such depth and darkness. She has her own issues to work through, as well. Thay doesn’t stop her from helping Atalanta several times throughout.

I seriously loved their coming together in Arkadia. Atalanta’s idea for who will win her hand in marriage is a stroke of genius. Love it when a character uses their strengths to their advantage! I would absolutely recommend this Greek-inspired tale to friends. If you loved Michelle Madow, you’ll love this!

Thank you so much to North Star Editions for providing me with an eGalley. All quotes are taken from an ARC and may not match the final release.

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