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.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to this story by the Greek mythology in the story and intriguing summary. The cover was also beautiful and the title was unique among the other books I had to choose from. I really looked forward to reading this book this week.
The story alternates point of view between Kahina and Atalanta. Both characters are strong, independent women. They’re fun to read from, as they have strong conflict that blossoms into more as the story develops. I would have loved to see more differences in their personality and voice between chapters, but the different in point of view was still fun none-the-less.
I always enjoy books that take place out of traditional medieval fantasy worlds, so I was really looking forward to explore a world based in ancient Greece. I believe this book is supposed to be set around 3500 B.C. While I knew that the story was set in a unique place, it was hard for me to tell that exactly what the setting was. If you hadn’t told me what the setting was, I would have assumed it was a traditional medieval setting. I would have loved to see more set this world apart from others.
The story of the book truly was exciting, from the conflict between characters to the antagonistic elements. The rich characters background were fun to explore, and definitely added to the development of the story, which is always a big plus. However, I felt like the main story line was disappointing. I had been hoping for an action-filled survival and escape story, but after the initial inciting the book was mostly quiet and filled with slow plot revelations etiquette lessons for the first half of the book. I would have loved to see more of the action that the book opened with.
Outrun The Wind is a fun and unique read. The ancient Greek setting is different than most books you’ll read. The characters are fun and I enjoyed the alternative point of view. The plot is quieter than I expected but the twists were still enjoyable to watch unfold.