Fantastic series! #2019book10
I'm learning I have to be patient with this series. It's usually a slow build and it takes me many days to get through the first half, but when it picks up the pace it's incredibly hard to out down. Very cleverly written and I'm loving Vasya's hunger for owning her own life. She's brave, smart, kind and lives to build her own path. #teamnosleep for #girlinthetower #sequel #bearandthenightingale
I've been going so hard the past few weeks. Just a busy time of year all around between 2.5 businesses. I decided to take today off, but, now I can't decide what to do. I'm enjoy the idea of mindless TV but I'm so behind on my reading this month. What would you do? I need an adult lol #suggestions #netflixorbooks #pickone
I...did not like this second book to The Bear and the Nightingale. Honestly? I think the first book would have made an excellent stand alone book. I enjoyed it enough to keep reading it, but it wasn't a "omg i need to read this right now" kind of book. It was very easy to put down. #artdamnitReads #BookReview
Book two in the Winternight trilogy.
Vasya‘s adventures continue as she declines both marriage and life in a convent. Exiled from her village, she disguises herself as a boy and rides off to have adventures and save the world. Atmospheric and utterly wonderful.
I really love this series. 💕
I‘m a sucker for fairytale retellings, and the settings and characters of these books are just enchanting. Vasya is incredible—her strength, determination, and self-confidence are inspiring, and I love her witchy-ness so much. Can‘t wait to get my hands on book 3.
UGH so many feels.
This series has carved my chest open, crawled inside the cavity and played some hardcore rugby with my heart.
Vasya, the MC, is strong, but not superhuman. She represents feminism without preaching, and builds a bridge between worlds in the process. She never claims to be more than she is, but she never denies her nature either.
I could cry with awe (which I‘ll probably do when I‘m done).
Mythology and fantasy, fairytale and magic, fire and snow. This book has to all! I‘m loving this series, it‘s not quite like anything I‘ve ever read before. I‘m taking my time with it, but that‘s only so I can savor it as long as possible. Such a great read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I just finished this a couple days ago and loved it! It took me a bit to read, but only because of my lack of reading time. I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to put it down! This is #2 and the series just keeps getting better! I found myself so emotionally wrapped up in this that it was crazy! I can't wait to read #3!
#BookMail Pt7 I‘ve had The Bear And The Nightingale for almost two years now but it‘s just been lost in my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom but I think now I have the last two books in the trilogy it should motivate me to get started. I hate waiting for the next book so much that sometimes it puts me off picking up a great read. Am I the only one?
The Books I read in February. 8.5 because I DNFed In Cold Blood halfway.
The Girl in the Tower & Dumplin' were my favorites.
Indian in the Cupboard was my childhood read.
Love Is My Favorite Thing was my new kids read.
Soppy was my graphic novel for the month.
In Cold Blood was our book club pick.
Overall enjoyed everything else!
The lovely @Mitch is doing a #completetheseries #giveaway....in honor of an amazing milestone. Please check out her page for rules and how you can win!! Thank you, my friend.
I am reading The Bear and the NIghtengale which is a fairytale re-telling and I am just loving it! It‘s not something I usually read and found out that this is a trilogy. So I would love the tagged book which is the second book.
This was a fun read. The first third was a little slow, but after that things picked up. I enjoyed the slow build of book 1 and missed certain aspects of it, but my enjoyment of book 2 felt more consistent throughout, and overall I enjoyed it slightly more. One gripe I had though was that the foreshadowing was way too heavy handed at times. Now to wait for my hold on book 3...
#seriesread #catsoflitsy #Ember
Even better than the first. These books are a slower read for me but I enjoyed every minute of it. Vasya's journey gets even more interesting and dangerous. Highly recommend the audiobook. The writing and narration are beautiful. I read the physical, audio, and ebook so I could be immersed at all times. Solovey is my favorite.
This is what weekends are all about! ❤️☕️📚
This is such a beautiful love letter to the Russian fairytales. It's always nice when the 2nd book is just as good as the first. It brings new characters into the story, while the old are still fascinating. Add to that a gripping plot and intricate fairytale elements anchored in reality and one gets a great story. Ms. Arden's writing won me over. Can't wait to start on the final book. As a fan of Russian fairytales, this trilogy is a treat.📚
I read the first in the series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and loved it. So meaty for a fairy tale. I didn‘t realize it was a series until I bought the third one, the newly released The Witch of the Winter. So I had to go back and read this one. Glad I did. It‘s even meatier than the first one. A rollicking good read with a lot to say on gender roles, on growing up, and on growing into yourself.
We‘re not even keeping track of the game in my apartment but I still had myself enough of a #litsypartyofone to finish this excellent second installment in this series. Anxiously awaiting the third, I‘m on the hold list at the library! Vasya is just such an incredible character, and I‘m in awe of the research that went into the cultural flavor of these books.
My current view. The high(!) today was -1F (-18C). I did have to go outside earlier, but I find that if I‘m bundled properly, really cold weather can be quite beautiful. I once walked a mile to work when it was -17F (-27C). Probably that just makes me some kind of weirdo 😆🥶.
Rereading this to refresh my memory before I start the third book.
I fell in love with the wintery world that Katherine Arden created in the first book in the trilogy. The Girl in the Tower is a fabulous follow up, with more depth and magic. Vasya has grown into a complex character with rough edges and a huge heart. Every bit the modern day heroine. I cannot wait to read the final book.
Man this book reviews itself! This “is a creature of smoke and stars.” Deep curlicues of enchanting smoke and bright lightning twinkles of stars on a snowy midwinter night.
The magic breathing off these pages is only enhanced by the beautiful cover candy provided by David G. Stevenson & Robert Hunt. Nobody ever thanks the cover guy! Well, a three-fingered sign of the cross over your cover illustration souls! Perfection from front to back!
Ooooh! I‘m loving this series. The last book comes out next week!
Like many of you, I liked this second book even more than the first.
I listened to this one on audiobook and enjoyed the narration.