Review: Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

You know those books that you just really, really love and you don’t want them to end? Winter of the Witch (and the whole Winternight trilogy really) was one of those books and ahhh I’m so sad to be done with these books (but the ending was so good and the book was so satisfying as a whole!

Winter of the Witch 4.5/5 Stars

Summary from GoodreadsFollowing their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.

Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.

Like I said above, this book was SO GOOD. I love how there was so much of the real Russian fairytale/folklore in this one and I loved how Vasya was pretty much in the fairytale/folklore realm for a decent part of this book. Her relationship with her brother and her sister seemed to develop so much and I loved how essential Vasya was to Russia in this book. She was actually appreciated, as opposed to the other books.

This ending to the trilogy was so satisfying. It was exactly what I wanted for Vasya and Russia and Morozko and everyone. I’m a little sad that we won’t be getting any more books in this wonderful world, but I think it ended perfectly, and I’m glad that it wasn’t drawn out.

Did y’all read the Winter of the Witch? Any thoughts?

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