packetcat reads 2022 Week 2 – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Pages: 381
Purchased from: Kobo

A lovely dark fairy tale set in the Russian wilderness. I love how the author borrows from Russian mythology and folk tales to weave a narrative that doesn’t feel like a well trodden path. It occasionally borrows tropes from the fairy tale genre but the book never relies on the tropes to carry the narrative.

I’ve added the sequel to my wishlist but I will save reading it for later!