Don’t Call The Wolf By Aleksandra Ross

Rating: 3.5/5

“Perhaps it is easier to believe some are born evil, rather than admit that predilection exists equally in every one of us.”

Don’t Call The Wolf tells the story of Ren, a young queen who is losing her battle fighting a hoard of monsters that descended into the forest. She feels that nothing will save them until she meets Lukasz, the last survivor of the regiment of dragon slayers and the two strike a deal. If she helps him find his brother who dissapeared in her forest, he will slay the dragon. But, we don’t always keep our promises now do we?

A lush and entertaining retelling of eastern-european myths that intertwines beautifully written dialogue, world-building, and characters with retelling that fans of Leigh Bardugo and Katherine Arden will love. I would’ve never picked up this book if I hadn’t struggled to find an underrated book for a readathon that I was in. I couldn’t pick one that I felt was underrated, I had to find one that didn’t have a lot of reviews and came upon this and it was an entertaining read with absolutely gorgeous writing and a retelling that captivated me from the beginning. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending as I felt like it was too rushed and didn’t make much sense so that was disappointing.

I would recommend this story to anyone who loves dark fantasy, fairy tales, and retellings as it was fun and entertaining so if you’re looking something like this then check it out!

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