Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Publication Date: January 10th 2017
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.
Can we all just take a moment to admire the cover for this book? That alone is enough to make me buy it. Then you get to the synopsis and I’m hooked. The exploration of Russian folk tales is an immediate draw and setting sounds mysterious and magical. I can easily see this book blowing me away.
What’s your most anticipated book?