Luckily, my list for ARCs this month is quite short, (as you can see) so I will be catching up on overdue ARCs.
The Girl In The Tower by Katherine Arden
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.
And…that’s it! I read The Bird and the Nightingale, book one in the Winternight Trilogy earlier this year. While I was on the fence with it, I’m still looking forward to diving in with Arden’s beautiful writing again. You can see my review on Goodreads here!
Are there any books being published in December that you are anticipating? Let me know in the comments below!