Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi

Outrun the Wind

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 e...

Details Outrun the Wind

TitleOutrun the Wind
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
GenreLgbt, Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult

Reviews Outrun the Wind

  • clara
    2 1/2 starsi was expecting to love this, but sadly... i didn't. at this point, i honestly don't know why i'm even surpised when my most anticipated books end up disappointing me, but it's all good, it's not like i'm salty or anything.review to come closer to publication date.thank you to North Star Editions for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review._____________________this has my two favourite Gs - greek mythology and the Gays and t...
  • Erin ღYour YA Readerღ
    🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪5 Cookies“I think, let this be forever.”I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.my BlogHoly moly guacamole. I was very surprised with this book! Anyways into the review!! :)🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛:)):):):)Storyline: I’m going to say about 4.5 glasses of milk for this one... (if that makes any sense) Of course this book is based loosely on Greek mythology. Well... I don’t really know anything abo...
  • Elizabeth Tammi
    Well, I'm definitely biased. But I sincerely hope that Kahina and Atalanta will find a place into your world (and bookshelves) this November! Writing this wasn't easy by any means, but it brought me so much joy and I'm very excited (and a little terrified) for you to read it. Thank you!
  • rin (lorenzo)
    3.5/5it was lowkey hard to percieve apollo as an actual antagonist when you're in the middle of the trials of apollo especiallyanywaythe problem of this book is that it's supposed to be set in ancient greece, since it's greek mythology inspired. i mean yeah, it IS technically set there, it features a lot of characters we know or myths we've already heard. however, it doesn't feel like it's a greek mythology retelling. it reads like a generic fant...
  • Emma
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 starsAt first I couldn’t really get into the story, it was all a bit too chaotic. But after the first third the plot got pretty interesting and I was eager to know what was going to happen. The characters were interesting and the story was definitely something different from what I’m used to read in stories set in ancient Greece. The fact th...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. 3.5 starsI liked this book and especially for a debut I think the author did a great job, but there were also things I was looking for in a book set in ancient Greece that simply weren’t there, and that’s the reason why this isn’t a five star, but let’s slow down a little.The book is narrated from two alternating PO...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.3.5 stars Wow! What an excellent first novel, this was an exciting and very well written story. I haven’t read a lot of Greek mythology or retellings but I really enjoyed this take on common myths and legends that even a novice would be familiar with. My favorite aspects of this were definitely (in order) Atalanta and Kahina. While ...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    *I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*I am ALL for making Greek mythology gay. I mean, gayer than it already is, which depending on the myth is already pretty gay — but there's not nearly enough wlw in the mythology retellings I've read, which is why I'm so happy about Outrun the Wind.One question: when you first heard the myth of Atalanta racing her suitors and announcing she would only marry the man ...
  • Natasha
    Review on my blog • Twitter • Instagram Rep: f/f romance, lesbian mc, bi mc I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review Outrun the Wind is a fantasy inspired by Greek Mythology, one of the main characters Kahina being a huntress of Artemis and the other main character Atalanta being accused of killing Artemis's boar, and wanting to be recruited by her.  Atalanta doesn't want to be part of the huntr...
  • Nadia
    WOW!  What can I say, this book caught me totally off guard. It's been years since I read any Greek mythology and so I wasn't sure whether I was going to like this book. I should have not worried. The story captivated me from the start and I fell in love with the two main characters, Atalanta and Kahina. Kahina disobeys the orders of the Goddess Artemis and kills Artemis' boar in order to save Atalanta. Everyone believes Atalanta killed the boa...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    . : ☾⋆ — 3 ★ READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!!https://bit.ly/2OUEyvaARC provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you Flux & North Star Editions!!)The Song of Achilles but make it sapphic !!!after joining Meleager on the hunt for the Calydonian Boar as the only woman on the crew, huntress Atalanta is faced with the terrifying consequence of drawing first blood on the boar, a creature made by the goddes...
  • Shealea
    Full review to follow!Quick thoughts:- Greek myth retelling of Atalanta- Hate-to-love f/f romance- Dual POV w/o distinct voices- Questionable portrayal of popular Greek figures- Angsty & boring- Weakly written & forgettable- Neither impressed nor blown away- Trigger/Content warning: implications of sexual assaultActual rating: 2 stars
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    A mythology f/f retelling that I really liked, it was slow at first and it literary took me so long to get into the action and become invested in the story. But when it happened, I started appreciating the story because it was amazing. The premise was very original – Atalanta, the only well known female greek hero, and her famous races being retold with Kahina, a huntress of Artemis being thrown in. They had a hate-to-love relationship that I w...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I started Outrun the Wind, but once I got about 25% in, I didn't want to put it down.  It still took me awhile to finish because, life.  But it was hard to adult while reading it.There are two narrators.  Atalanta and Kahina.   The book starts with Atalanta hunting a creature of Artemis.  She is with a boy that she loves, plus others.  Things don't go as planned.  Kahina is with Nikoleta and Isodora watch...
  • Mellie Antoinete
    A generous thank you to #netgalley and #fluxbooks for an #earc of this novel in exchange for a fair, honest review. “Nobody can beat fate—not even her. Nobody can outrun the wind.”Well this was adorable! Fast as the wind and almost as entertaining! 😜 Okay fine, no more wind jokes. This calls for a little Outside/In review! Overall, 3.5-3.75 stars. Cover - The atmospherics on the outer dust jacket are thrill worthy! #hairenvy! I can feel...
  • ✧lilly✧
    ✧ ARC PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ✧Greek mythology was my childhood obsession. Ever since my parents gave me a wonderfully illustrated storybook of Greek myth retellings, I fell in love with the complexity of the heroes' position between fate and free will, as well as the flawed humanity of their gods. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was the series I grew up with, solidifying my love for moody deit...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsIt was the summer between third and fourth grade when I fell in love with Greek Mythology. It was actually part of the mandatory summer reading and I found myself utterly fascinated. So as a general rule I like all things that incorporate those myths. "Outrun the Wind" is a wonderful retelling of Atalanta’s story with a LGBT spin on it. From the very start it was obvious that this story will be very different than the or...
  • no
    because i don't know how else to ever explain the immense love i have for this sapphic (!!) story, here's me pretending i'm a green brother:Dear Outrun the Wind,When I first heard of you, months ago, I knew I would love you. And I was right; as soon as I got about three chapters in, I fell in love with you. I fell in love with Kahina and Atalanta, and I fell in love with their relationship.[insert gif of boyle anytime he's in the same frame as pe...
  • Teresa
    First and foremost, thank you NetGalley, North Star Editions, and Elizabeth Tammi for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.I had very high expectations of this book based on a number of the reviews I read that are already out there. While it didn't quite meet my expectations, Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi was still a very engaging and exciting read.The story: Atalanta was raised as a warrior, and Kahina is a hun...
  • charlotte
    Galley provided by publisherTo be honest, I think the hype for this book actually killed it for me. If it hadn't been so hyped and I came to it with no expectations, I'd have probably liked it more than I did. Because the writing is pretty good, the characters were alright, and there's a good romance. But it was hyped, and so I'm disappointed in how it turned out.THE GOOD- The relationship between Atalanta and Kahina was well-developed and nicely...
  • Kelly
    3.5 starsWhen I saw this beautiful cover, I knew I had to read it. And when I learned it was a fantasy book with a FF relationship, then I was even more excited. Outrun the Wind follows two girls: Atalanta and Kahina. Atalanta is a talented young woman who's been raised by hunters. She doesn't know who her parents are, so it comes to her as a surprise when she learns that she's the long-lost princess of Arkandia (if I'm spelling it wrong, please ...
  • Jessica
    This book was great. I love mythology re-tellings or books based off of mytholody. Kahina was a pretty awesome character. She was cold, but I loved how she opened up to Atlanta. Atlanta was amazing. She was the big bad ass character in this book. She was willing to give up what she wanted because she loved Kahina. The romance between the two was unusual for me, because I have never read a fxf romance book before, but it wasn't too bad. I would re...
  • Books to Liv by
    Rating: 3 stars Outrun The Wind was an interesting debut novel about two female heroines and a secret that kept me on my toes for three days. At first I thought it was built around Kahina and Atalanta’s romantic relationship, but once I understood the general angle I was glad I had been proven wrong. This novel was more about the world building than it was about the romance. The f/f love story was there, always tangible and yet, it wasn’t th...
  • Esmée
    ''But nobody can beat fate - not even her. Nobody can outrun the wind.''★★★★✩I was offered this e-ARC by Elizabeth Tammi in exchange of an honest review.Thanks to NetGalley for providing it.I was quite excited to read this book as I really love Greek mythology. I had Greek and Latin language and mythology lessons for almost 4 years during middle school, but myths were always told in short tales instead of like an actual book, which is a...
  • Keri
    ***I received a free e-ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***Yikes, I really, really wanted to like this book, but alas I found myself extremely disappointed. This f/f romance Greek mythology retelling held great promise, but it completely missed the mark. Now, according to the e-copy I was supplied with, I read an uncorrected advance proof, so I’m aware that the book will go through additional editing/revisions,...
  • Melanie (bookswritinghappiness)
    I received a digital ARC of this book through NetGalley thanks to Flux in exchange for an honest review.I’ve dreamed of being able to request ARCs to review for a while now, but I thought I didn’t have enough followers to actually get approved for one. But when I saw that Outrun the Wind was available on NetGalley, I decided to go for it. It was the perfect book for my first ARC; although it’s not a famous book (yet), it’s one I’m excit...