Waiting on Wednesday 05/25/16
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (January 17. 2017 by Del Rey)
I love everything about this one: the title, the cover, the description. I am always up for folklore-and-fairy-tale-type novels, and I’m especially intrigued by the Russian inspiration. January 2017 might sound very far away right now, but hard to believe we’re actually almost halfway through the year already, so it’s not going to be that long to wait.
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.”