Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Publication Date: January 12th 2017
**I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, as always, are my own.**
An intoxicating combination of beautiful writing and haunting atmosphere, this is definitely a book for those of us who enjoy myths and legends. Not only does it use a lot of Russian myths as its ground work but it’s also written as one. The writing is beautiful and lyrical, well not lyrical exactly but it does flow nicely and smoothly, and Vasya, the main character and heroine, who is a wild and rebellious child, is a breath of fresh air in a time where women were inferior and only used as breeding mares. Only reason why the rating isn’t five stars is because that the first half of the book is sort of slow and plotless.