Outrun the Wind – Elizabeth Tammi

I finally finished the e-ARC that I kindly received upon request from Netgalley.com, and I can’t wait to talk to you about it!

This is a debut book by Elizabeth Tammi, and its publication date is 27th November with the company North Star Editions. It’s a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book, inspired by Greek Mythology, and it’s also YA! This book is right up my alley, so I immediately sent in my request and I was so happy when I got accepted!

Now without further ado, please enjoy my review:


Blurb: 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. She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors 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.

“Ugly words don’t always mean ugly feelings.”

My thoughts:
 This book was SO GOOD! I loved so many things about it. The plot was very intriguing, the pace had a very pleasant flow, and the characters were a very good mix of personalities. I loved the use of mythology; and despite the story being quite a well-known one amongst those who enjoy them and/or learned about them, I really like how the author used what she knew and made the world her own. I myself didn’t know too much about Atalanta and her story, but after reading this book, I want to know so much more!

The characters and gods were very well-rounded. The gods Artemis and Apollo were fearful, cruel and ruthless; even most of the mortals were also physically and mentally strong, especially Atalanta and Kahina. Both were put through hell and were trained to fight to survive, and they’ve been using their skills to help build a better future for themselves. They are both not to be messed with, and I loved that about them. The fact that I never really knew who I could trust or where my allegiance should be also kept me turning the pages. The girls were always in the face of danger, and I loved the way they worked together to save themselves and each other. The build-up of their relationship felt very natural and I was so happy when the girls finally kissed! This made the book so much better for me.

The fact that their relationship didn’t take too much attention away from the plot was great; however, I feel that the book needed a few more chapters to build on the action of the last part of the book. Despite this, the book is great and I would highly suggest it to anyone who likes mythology, action, and LGBTQ+ romance!

My rating: 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What do you think of this review? Will you read this book? Lemme know in the comments below! 


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