Read-A-Long of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

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Read-A-Long of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Post by Gravy » 14 Sep 2018, 05:06

Read-A-Long of The Girl in the Tower: Winternight Trilogy book 2, by Katherine Arden.

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Post by gali » 20 Sep 2018, 11:38

I started to read the book the other day and so far like it. I am just at the beginning, but it seems as good as the first one. I had to refresh my memory with the first book, but it didn't take me long to get into the tale. I liked the inclusion of the Russian fair-folk , "Little Snow Girl story". It reminded me of another book I loved, "The Snow Child" by "Eowyn Ivey".


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Post by Gravy » 20 Sep 2018, 23:09

gali wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 11:38
I started to read the book the other day and so far like it. I am just at the beginning, but it seems as good as the first one. I had to refresh my memory with the first book, but it didn't take me long to get into the tale. I liked the inclusion of the Russian fair-folk , "Little Snow Girl story". It reminded me of another book I loved, "The Snow Child" by "Eowyn Ivey".


Where are you in the book? Or did you finish it?
I finished it. :lol:

I love the story, as well (I must now go look up The Snow Child).
Given that there was also a story in the beginning of the first book (which I also loved), I must assume that she's going to include another story in the third book, and now I'm curious as to what it will be, and who will be telling it.

I must admit, I was in a hurry at the beginning of the book. I love Vasya so much, I just wanted to jump right back in with her. Despite that, I still enjoyed the whole dynamic with her sister and seeing her children.

I really think these are going to wind up as rereads for me. I just love them so much.
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Post by gali » 20 Sep 2018, 23:14

Gravy wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 23:09
gali wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 11:38
I started to read the book the other day and so far like it. I am just at the beginning, but it seems as good as the first one. I had to refresh my memory with the first book, but it didn't take me long to get into the tale. I liked the inclusion of the Russian fair-folk , "Little Snow Girl story". It reminded me of another book I loved, "The Snow Child" by "Eowyn Ivey".


Where are you in the book? Or did you finish it?
I finished it. :lol:

I love the story, as well (I must now go look up The Snow Child).
Given that there was also a story in the beginning of the first book (which I also loved), I must assume that she's going to include another story in the third book, and now I'm curious as to what it will be, and who will be telling it.

I must admit, I was in a hurry at the beginning of the book. I love Vasya so much, I just wanted to jump right back in with her. Despite that, I still enjoyed the whole dynamic with her sister and seeing her children.

I really think these are going to wind up as rereads for me. I just love them so much.
Nice! I will try to keep up. :)

I also enjoyed the dynamic with her sister. I reached the part where Sasha and the princess go after the bandits.

Btw, the last book in the trilogy will be out on Jan.
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Post by Gravy » 21 Sep 2018, 05:11

I promise to read Small Spaces slower. :)

I loved getting to see her sister and Sasha in this one.

I know! I can hardly wait!
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Post by gali » 21 Sep 2018, 05:45

Gravy wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 05:11
I promise to read Small Spaces slower. :)

I loved getting to see her sister and Sasha in this one.

I know! I can hardly wait!
As long as we read it at the same time, there is no need to. I am a fast reader. :)
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Post by Gravy » 21 Sep 2018, 06:29

Very true. :tiphat:
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Post by gali » Yesterday, 07:38

The scene where the Frost demon (Morozko) saved Vasya from certain death and trained her was great. I thought she was foolish to risk the bath house, but admired her courage and her wish for independence.

I also liked the inverse rule-playing where the Death king, who charmed many maidens, is now charmed by our heroine. He has feelings for her but knows he can't love and be immortal. I hope they would find a solution somehow.

I have now reached the part where she tracks the bandits in order to save the girls.
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Post by Gravy » Yesterday, 21:39

I love Morosko so much.

I also enjoyed that whole part. And I love Solovey even more in this book, which I didn't think was possible. I want to see a picture of the knife he gave her.

Vasya is such a strong and independent character, and I love her idealism.

I agree about her stopping at the bathhouse. :lol:
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Post by gali » Yesterday, 22:41

Gravy wrote:
Yesterday, 21:39
I love Morosko so much.

I also enjoyed that whole part. And I love Solovey even more in this book, which I didn't think was possible. I want to see a picture of the knife he gave her.

Vasya is such a strong and independent character, and I love her idealism.

I agree about her stopping at the bathhouse. :lol:
Ditto!

I am now in Moscow together with our heroine. I found the meeting between the brothers very touching.
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