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
Series: No, as far as I know Wolf Wilder is not part of a series.
Pages: 319 pages
I was sent this book by a PR representative at Bloomsbury, all opinions stated are that of my own.
When I first read the blurb to this book, I had no idea if it was going to be good because the description did not sound like something I would be interested in. Boy was I wrong!
The story follows Feodora, a young but very headstrong female who alongside her mother helps to tame wolves but not in the typical way you are probably thinking of, a wolf wilder doesn’t train wolves to adapt to civilisation. Instead, they train them how to be better at defending themselves.
The book is beautifully written and managed to keep my attention for a really long time. I loved the landscape as it was set in rural Russia,which was something I found particularly interesting as it brought something fresh to the table.
Furthermore, we’re made aware of the state of Russia, and how beaten they are by Rakov, the tyrant who rules over Feo’s town in Russia. Also, we get to see first-hand the power children really have as they are the driving force behind a revolution that seeks to reclaim their land back. Feo’s sheer bravery and courage is really what makes this story and will leave you feeling a small sense of glee once you are finished.
A heart warming book for everyone.