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


Title: The Girl in the Tower

Author: Katherine Arden

Publication Date: Jan 9th, 2018

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adults, Historical

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingalecontinues 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.

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Katherine is the beautiful creature who writes this beautiful book called The Bear and the Nightingale. AKA one of my favorite 2017 read (and yes, I’ve dedicated plenty of my time to fangirl about this book, which you can find here).

You might say, “Well, isn’t that Katherine Arden’s debut? How can you be so sure you like this author when you’ve only read one?” Well, if you ask this, I can guarantee you haven’t picked up The Bear and the Nightingale yet. Because after you read it, I’m sure you will react like me too.

But hey, this post isn’t about The Bear and the Nightingale, (okay maybe mildly so…) it is about its sequel, The Girl in the Tower, and OH MY FRIGGIN’ BOOKS I AM NOT FREAKING OUT OR ANYTHING!!


I seriously canNOT wait to read The Girl in the Tower! Katherine’s writing and world-building are amazing, so I’m sure the sequel will be awesome too. Plus, Vasya going full on Mulan and disguising herself as a boy! Pure Morozko-awesomeness.

Is THE GIRL IN THE TOWER on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me in the comment below!



“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

- love xxoo,


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