Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Girl in the Tower

Author: Katherine Arden
Series: The Bear and the Nightingale #2
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fairytales
Release Date: January 25th 2018
Book Length: 384
Publisher: Del Rey
The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.

My Thoughts


I am so freaking excited for this book. For starter's more Russian Fairy tales? Yes Please.

Vasya going all kinds of Mulan disgusting herself as a boy? Genius.

Visiting Moscow and all the glorious world-building this will bring? I am ready.

Princes? Wait, Russian Princes? No objections here.


Where is Morozko? I need him. Sorry Russian Prince, I have my ship!

For those of you who haven't read The Bear and the Nightingale here's my review. Bear is a gorgeous debut from Katherine with Russian fairy-tales, stunning world building and fierce main character named Vasya. I am soo excited for The Girl in the Tower!!

What are you looking forward too?

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