Firstly I would like to thank Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this book!
Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell is a book about a girl, Feodora who lives in Russia with her mother. They are both wolf wilders. Something I love about this book, even though I am only halfway through it, is that there are illustrations all throughout, even if they are just little trees on every few pages. Wolves, in my opinion are one of the most majestic animals, and to have these gorgeous illustrations on the pages really brought the book to life.
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. (Goodreads summary)