Waiting on Wednesday: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.  This book sounds absolutely wonderful – and I want it.  Bit of a wait for this one as it’s due out Jan 2017 – but I think it’s worth it!

The BearA young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in this debut novel inspired by Russian fairy tales.

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift – a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay.

Due January 2017

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16 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    The cover is gorgeous and I have to admit I am interested to learn more about this one. I saw it as a “wish for” title on Netgalley last month so I figure some people will get it once they decide to release it to the public. You may want to check it out there if you haven’t already.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s where I first saw this tbh and I just love it! This cover is beautiful and I’ve seen another as well, but, for me, I love the idea of a Russian setting and a fairytale retelling – I’m just a huge sucker for that sort of story.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Awesome choice! I was lucky enough to get a copy at Comic Con so I’m very excited as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just love the sound of it – and I’m so jealous! I just can’t help myself. Can’t wait to see what you think of it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of the title, but reading the synopsis, I’m definitely interested!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I can’t wait – it really is my cup of tea though.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    There seems to be a certain fairy-tale quality to this story that makes it particularly appealing…

  5. Joyce Linnet

    I’m actually excited for this book as well! I didn’t know that anyone else was. Good choice!

  6. Rebecca

    I am SO SO SO excited for this one! I hope it’s good because it sounds and looks beautiful!

  7. buffywnabe

    I’m definitely intrigued by this one! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m really looking forward to this one too!

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