The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale

Winternight Trilogy #1

Katherine Arden

fiction fantasy historical young adult adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

322 pages | first published 2017

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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her...
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Moods

adventurous 84%
mysterious 66%
dark 54%
emotional 38%
tense 23%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
reflective 10%
sad 8%
challenging 6%
relaxing 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 43%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 34% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.09