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The Winter of the Witch, by Katherine Arden

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larhod's review

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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mscalls's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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niaksw's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

The Winter of the Witch was a stunning conclusion to the Winternight Trilogy. The stakes have only gotten higher, and you could see how much Vasya had grown up from the first book just by the decisions she had to and chose to make. The beginning was absolutely heartbreaking and essentially stripped Vasya of all that she was, but to watch Vasya claw her way back and come into her own was breathtaking. She truly earned all that she gained. I loved how the relationship between Vasya and Morozko evolved; they did love each other as they could and they had their differences, but those differences were not insurmountable. The struggles and journeys all of these characters have endured made the ending that much more satisfying.

Overall I loved how these clashing worlds of religion, politics, and magic all blended together to create what I would consider the darkest book and most fantastic finale in an already utterly dark and wondrous series.

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katiburd's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I feel lots of love for this book! I really enjoyed this final book in the Winternight Trilogy! I feel like Arden wrapped up everything in the best and the most bittersweet way - I loved that. I'm going to miss this trilogy and these characters! 

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