23257157The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

This is a beautiful book by just about any measure that you look at it. In a generation of ebooks and audiobooks there are some stories that deserve to be read in their printed form, and this is one of them. Lavishly illustrated in black, white, and shades of grey, this is a story that makes you both feel the cold and feel the warm and cozy.

Fairy, folk, and other traditional tales inevitably contain a forest, snow, and wolves. The Wolf Wilder has all of this in a story that takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia at a time when things are about to change. Feodora is a girl who ‘wilds’ wolves in a quest to find her mother when she is arrested again. It is dark and dangerous and a delight to read.