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Happy Release Day: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden


Genre: New Adult, Retelling, Fantasy

Pages: 352

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 by Del Ray

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The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.

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Sequel must reads for 2017!

I believe this year will be a year of the sequels for me. I know I’m going to miss a few but there are sequels that I have on hand that I haven’t and have been meaning to pick up to make it that much further in the series.

I know there are much more that I am missing in this, but as I’m sitting here recounting my entire library I know for a fact these are the ones that are on my sequel shelf.

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I bought this sequel a bit ago and I know I’ll catch a lot of flack for saying that the first was a slow read for me, it took a while for me to get into it and grasp the mood. If you’re curious as to what I mean we can chat about that. 😀
  2. Fire is the second book to the Graceling series, the first book was alright… It wasn’t anything superb in my opinion and left a lot of questions but I heard this one blows the first out of the water. We shall see!
  3. Autumn Bones is the sequel to Dark Currents, and if any of you follow me you know I have a girl crush on Jacqueline Carey and her writing. While this one differs greatly from her Kushiel’s Legacy writing [as well as her latest Miranda and Caliban,] it’s an urban supernatural with detectives and well… I just adored the ghoul in it.. 😀
  4. I JUST finished the Stolen Songbird book in December and it landed in my top 2016 reads… need I say more? I sincerely hope the second book holds up to the first.


Those are my must read sequels that I will be tasking myself with. I know for a fact there are more, especially as sequels come available as ARCs as well as releases.

Happy Reading, guys!

Have you read any of these? Have you wanted to? Or are you still hung up on my HP comment? 😉 Chat below!