Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight an upcoming book release we're especially looking forward to!
Here's my pick this week:
The Bear and the NightingaleRussia! Snow! A Magical necklace! Wilderness! Darkness!- Gimme. Gimme. Gimme!!
by Katherine Arden
Expected Publication: July 17th 2017 by Del Rey
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.
This book sounds great even without knowing that it's inspired by Russian Fairytales, but that bit certainly was the icing on the cake for me. I'm not terribly familiar with Russian Folklore so this should be a treat. More than that though, I have a soft spot for stories set in the Winter, which makes this setting very appealing to me. Oh and there's some kind of magical necklace. Eeeep! :D
Have you heard of The Bear and the Nightingale?
What are you waiting on this week?