And here’s my review of the second book…
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THE GIRL IN THE TOWER continues the story left off from The Bear and the Nightingale, where Vasya decided to go off adventuring into the world, to avoid the villagers at home who accused her of being a witch and perhaps because she also felt guilt at what had happened to her father. This is still a coming-of-age story, where Vasya tries to find her identity in a world that would suppress her movements and desires, just because women have a “place” in society–either marriage or the convent. Yet, for Vasya, who is wild and spirited and clever and brave, either of these wouldn’t have been enough for her. They were traps she wanted to avoid, especially when she holds her independence so dearly. Continue reading
I blogged about the stunning cover of the 3rd book in this series, and I think it’s apt that it be entitled “The Winter of the Witch”. After all, we’re dealing with winter in the books and her romantic interest is Morozko, the frost demon. But will they have an HEA? I guess we’ll know in August. In the meantime, here’s my review of the first book in the series!
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THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE is a captivating, edgy tale of growing up and finding one’s self and beliefs. It has been recommended for fans of Uprooted (by Naomi Novik), but I thought fans of Wintesong (by S. Jae-Jones) would also enjoy this as well. There’s the same coming-of-age heroine and a supernatural “hero”, though Wintersong is a tad darker and more intense. More than a romance though, both of these stories chronicle the heroines’ journey into self-actualization. Needless to say, I enjoyed both books thoroughly and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend either one. Continue reading
I have been following Katherine Arden’s The Winternight Trilogy (I love those books–Check out my reviews of The Bear and the Nightingale (book 1) and The Girl in the Tower (book 2)!), and I’m excited to hear that the third book will be out in August 2018! I love when an author completes the series and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
In the meantime, here’s the stunning cover: