I love LOVE Greek Mythology!
Let’s take a look at Outrun The Wind!
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Flux (November 27, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1635830265
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 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’ second rule.
She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors willing to tempt fate 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.
Tammi did a wonderful job at bringing Artemis’s Huntresses to life with vivid description and characters you can connect with. Kahina kept to herself and seemed distant and cold until the day she saved Atalanta and opened up. She’s strong and brave and is willing to do anything not just for Artemis, but Atalanta. And those two’s relationship is epic! It was slow and wasn’t too heavily drawn on in the plot, which made it so cute. I loved the fact that the POV was both girls and we got to be in their heads on what they were thinking, especially about each other.
The only problem I had with the book was that I wanted more Ancient Greece. More setting and description. Given that the reader knows its set at this time, I would have preferred to see more of the descriptions of the cities and surrounding areas on Kahina’s adventure. Of the culture and mythology.
Should you read it? Over all it was a great read and if you love Madeline Miller’s book this book could be for you!
I’ve received the arc from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.