Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
The Wolf Wilder is a beautiful and illustrated journey through love, determination and standing up for what you believe in.
I honestly didn’t know much about this book when I picked it up two ears ago, ut I never expected such a beauty. The writing was honest and poetic and I was in awe of how the world building completely took me to Russia.
I could see myself in Feo and could put myself in the world around her. Katherine truly painted beautiful pictures with her words. I also loved the idea behind wilding, it was so unique and unlike anything I’ve read before.
The illustrations completed the book perfectly and made it that more immersive. The relationship between Feo and her mother was beautiful and I loved how we could see Feo’s dedication and how she developed that so much from her mother.
The characters were so well intertwined with the story and developed it so well.
A truly beautiful debut that deserves to be on everyone’s TBR.
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