Waiting on Wednesday : The Girl in the Tower (The Bear and the Nightingale #2) by Katherine Arden

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was created 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 Girl in the Tower (The Bear and the Nightingale #2) by Katherine Arden.  I am so excited for this book.  The Bear and the Nightingale was so good and I highly recommend it.  I understand the release date is January 2018 BUT I’m fairly certain I saw something that suggested the date might come forward to December 2017 – which is a woohoo moment I think – providing that’s right of course?? Answers on a postcard please.

thegirlThe 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.


18 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : The Girl in the Tower (The Bear and the Nightingale #2) by Katherine Arden”

  1. Lilyn G

    I still haven’t read the first one, but wow… that cover is gorgeous.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The cover for the first is also stunning – they’re definitely keepers! Plus I loved the first and can’t wait to see where the story goes next.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I didn’t know this one was going to be series. Guess I need to get busy on the first one. I love how the covers compliment each other.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The covers are really stunning – would want these books on my shelves even if I didn’t pick them up 😀

  3. Tammy

    I must catch up and read the first book before this comes out! And the cover is lovely, great choice, Lynn:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved this first so I’m really excited about this one. 😀

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    I just finished the first book on audio recently and I LOVED it! So happy to be caught up because I’m dying for the next story, especially since I’ve heard Sasha is going to be featured more.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m so looking forward to the next book and understand it’s going to be December 2017 now instead of 2018 – yay!
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    The first book in this series slipped past me – but I LOVE the cover to this one. I hope you enjoy it, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first book was so good – I loved it and both of the books have such gorgeous covers I couldn’t possible resist.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        This looks like another one I need to add to my wishlist *sigh* Visiting your blog doesn’t help me shrink my TBR pile – I hope you realise that should I suffer crush injuries when it finally falls on me, I shall probably hold you partly liable!

      • @lynnsbooks

        I loved the first book and definitely recommend. Arden is such an evocative writer. I’m so looking forward to this but sorry to add to your tbr!
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Well, when it comes down to it – I’d FAR rather have a stack of books I’m desperate to get hold of, than looking around library shelves and wonder when someone is going to write something that lights me up inside – a state of affairs I’d reached back in the 1980s before I discover fantasy as a genre!

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know what you mean – I used to be a little like that too.
        Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I can’t wait for this – hoping it will be as good as Bear and the Nightingale 😀

  7. proxyfish

    I must read the Bear and the Nightingale – this sounds awesome 😀 Great Wednesday pick Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – the Bear and the Nightingale was so good – and I love the covers.
      Lynn 😀

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