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The Bear And The Nightingale

This was gorgeously written, in a way that I just fell in love with all that was in here.

The writing was in multiple points, and of any kinds and sorts. I really liked how perfect it seemed. I really understood Konstantin and his motives, no matter how much it churns me. And Anna, and I just so desperately wished she will eventually just disappear. If anything they were complex but really easy to hate. In a way that I just wished they will drop off a cliff. To me, that was the most perfect kind of book I know. If I hate the villains despite them being so well fleshed out and indeed flawed, well this book is perfect.

I liked how brave Vasya was here. She never seemed to falter. Although I will have preferred if the story just focused a lot more on her. But it is also mostly negligible to the kind of entertainment I got from this book. The way Vasya never failed to go to the route that she saw as hers. I enjoyed it as much as possible.

As for the ending, I really liked it so much. It suited Vasya given her entire character. That she will never consider marriage to be her option.

I just like how the story was told so lyrically, yet at the same time told a dark tale. It indeed, is worth my money for it.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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11 thoughts on “The Bear And The Nightingale

      1. I found it both the fiction and YA shelf, well even I’m not too sure whether it is one or the other. You could consider it that, but I mostly leave it as a retelling of Russian Folklore and fantasy.

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  1. The writing in this book was beyond amazing, but I don’t consider it a YA book. It definitely seemed more of a NA book to an adult book. At times I found the story lacked a lot, and it stop making much sense, but the writing alone keep me reading.

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    1. I have to agree somewhat to it as well. Although I was able to follow and understand most of the book, and even realise how plausible it was. But at times it lost me as well. I’m not too sure, but it seems that both might do in this case. It’s a bit on the fence.

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