Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Girl in the Tower

 Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My Waiting on Wednesday pick is:

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Series: The Bear and the Nightingale #2
Publisher: Del Ray
Publication Date: December 5, 2017

The 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.


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Why Am I Waiting?
I really enjoyed the The Bear and the Nightingale (my review) so I am really curious to learn what will happen in the second installment in this planned trilogy.  I loved the fairytale quality of the first book and the Russian setting really made it stand out so I am looking forward to something new in the same style.

What are you waiting for this week? 

46 comments:

  1. This book's cover is so gorgeous! I've heard great things about book one and I definitely want binge-read the series in the future. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic day, Carole. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I do love the cover. I have a good feeling about this one :)

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  2. This sounds exciting. I do hope you enjoy it as much or even better than you did the first one.

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  3. I haven't heard of this series before, but I love anything fairytale like so I'll have to look more into it! The cover is stunning. I just love the oranges and the starry look...it's very eye-catching. Great pick, Carole! I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it! :)

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    1. It really is a great cover. I am hoping that it turns out to be as good as the first.

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  4. I still need to read The Bear and the Nightingale. I didn't realize it as series!

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    1. I believe that it is planned trilogy. The first book did stand alone but I am ready to see what happens next.

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  5. I can see why you are eager to pick this one up. I love fairytale themes with a mix of russian settings. You don't see that very often.

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  6. The Bear and the Nightingale was one of the books I was really considering. Didn't now it was a series though.

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    1. The Bear and the Nightingale works well on its own but this is a part of the trilogy.

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  7. That sounds like it would be good.

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  8. I should tell the library to get book 1, they are awesome like that

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  9. This sounds like an exciting series. I'd love to read the first book. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy the sequel as much as the first :)

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    1. I really enjoyed the writing in the first book so I feel like I need this one.

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  10. I still need to read the first one in the series! I've heard it's great. Nice pick!

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    1. I really enjoyed the first book. I hope you get the chance to read it!

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  11. I haven't read the first book in this series, but I've read some good reviews for it. I hope you enjoy this one. :)

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    1. I liked the first one. I am hoping that this one will be just as enjoyable.

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  12. I seriously need to read the first book soon! I'm really excited for the sequel though!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  13. Oooh interesting! Totally new to me one! Will have to check out the first book now!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to check out The Bear and the Nightingale.

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  14. I still need to read The Bear and the Nightingale. This one sounds good too.

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    1. I think you would like The Bear and the Nightingale.

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  15. The first book in this series has been on my TBR forever. It sounds amazing. I hope book 2 gives you more of what you loved in book 1.

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  16. I enjoyed book 1 immensely. Look forward to reading this one too. :) ~Aleen

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the first one, too. I think that the premise of this one sounds really promising.

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  17. I haven't read the first one but i like the sound of these a lot. I can see reading 'em...

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    1. I think a lot of readers will find this series appealing.

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  18. Ahhh, I need to get onto this series! Id idn't even know the second book was out until thsis week's meme, and yours is the second post I see of it! The universe is trying to tell me something :)

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    1. You still have time to catch up. The second book doesn't come out until Decemeber. Sometimes the universe knows these things :)

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  19. The covers in this series look pretty good. Hope you enjoy the book when you read it!

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  20. These covers are so pretty in this series. I still need to read the first one - not enough time, but this one sounds just as good. Great choice!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean in regards to time. The first one was really good when you do get around to it.

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  21. Oo pretty. I still have book one on my tbr pile :)

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I can't wait to read this one, Anna!

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