Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #167 - The Bear And The Nightingale

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The Bear And The Nightingale - Katherine Arden
ISBN - 9781101885932
Publisher - Del Rey
Release date - January 17 2017

A 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.

How much do I want to read this?! It has a lot to live up to though as it's been compared to Uprooted, The Night Circus and to Neil Gaiman's work. I absolutely adore Russian fairy tales so I'm sure to love it even if the hype isn't quite met...


  1. I saw this as a "wish for" title on Netgalley a while ago. I'll admit, it caught my eye. I adore the cover and can't wait to hear more about it closer to its release. Great choice!

  2. This sounds amazing! Those are quite the hefty novels/authors to be compared to, so I certainly hope it's as good as it sounds! :)

  3. I love the sound of this one! Can't wait until it's available to request on NetGalley :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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