Trouble seems to follow Vasya around and it doesn't take long for some to come her way. This adventures comes when she learns of a group of bandits roaming the woods and kidnapping young girls. Vasya's intervention in these troubles wins her the favour of the Grand Prince of Moscow, who believes her to be a valiant young warrior as she is dressed in disguise as a man. He then invites Vasya to his court, and that's when things start to get really interesting.
I absolutely loved this book. Vasya is such an easy character to love, even though she is fiery and headstrong. I think she is a great role model for young female readers as she questions why her gender should limit her options in the world. The adventure that she goes on in this book had me on the edge of my seat and the suspense was nearly too much to bear. The first book in this series is one of my favourite books of all time (bold statement for a book-nerd librarian), and this follow up definitely does not disappoint. I can't wait for the third in the trilogy to come out, and would love to see these books made into a movie or TV series. The world needs to know Vasya, especially women who will find her a great hero.
Title: The Girl in the Tower
Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Penguin Random House