The Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden | a review

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine ArdenEver since I devoured Catherynne M Valente’s Deathless, I’ve been on the look out for good literary adult fairytale-esque stories steeped with folklore and simmering with magic. I think The Bear and the Nightingale delivers. Set deep in the Russian countryside, we follow Vasilisa (immediately a nod to Russian folklore) from her birth to the
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January Wrap Up

 

January was a bit of a mixed bag, some great reads, some surprises and some disappointments. I’ve managed to read a couple short story collections, fairytale retellings, fantasy epics and a 1930s crime classic so I’m quite pleased with how varied I’ve been.  Continue reading “January Wrap Up”