Saturday, May 19, 2018
Book Review: The Girl in the Tower
Book 2 in the Winternight Trilogy
AUTHOR: Katherine Arden
PUBLISHED: December 2017
GENRE: Historical Fantasy
PREMISE: Leaving where The Bear and the Nightingale left off, Vasya disguises herself as a boy and winds up helping to save Moscow...
MY REVIEW: I feel like The Bear and the Nightingale was one of those books that kind of came out of nowhere. I remember very little buzz when it came out, but then it slowly got all this good word of mouth and became a big thing and after reading it, I totally understand why. It's really good stuff.
This second book is also really good stuff. In fact, I think it's actually better then the first book. The plot doesn't waste time recapping things, it just goes full on and it's a wild and engaging ride from beginning to end. There are all sorts of things that happen with Vasya and you get to see more of Russia. It's just really good, guys. I don't want to give too much away, because a lot of it kind of spoils the ending of The Bear and the Nightingale.
If you loved the first book, I pretty much guarantee you'll like the second one. I can't wait to see how this all wraps up.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read The Bear and the Nightingale, epic fantasy fans, Tamora Pierce fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five great main characters