The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Vasilisa is the eldest daughter of Russian Nobles who live in the frozen north. The land is so cold that it's said the winter lasts 8 months there. Vasya's mother died giving birth to her so she grows up with her family and her nurse until her father decides to remarry. The real trouble starts afterward.
The Bear and the Nightingale is a story that centers around a Russian Family and the time period is long ago. The storytelling is clear yet slow. Quite often I found myself hoping things would pick up or that something more interesting would happen. I struggled to care about what was happening with the family and I didn't particularly take to any character.
The Bear and the Nightingale is a solid story for those who love folklore tales.
2.5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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