The Girl in the Tower continues to story of Vasya. The style of writing really keeps to the theme of the old tales from Russia, very vivid, lyrical and almost poetic when the story is being told. The plot is very intricate in its simplicity so it makes you think its a straightforward action adventure but lots of things are slowly revealed regarding Vasya's family history. Vasya's character continues to evolve in a very realistic way while those of the Frost King, her brother and even her sister Olga they continue to also get layers on their characters. It makes the story complex, memorable and definitely addicting. I do love mixing the historical aspect of old Russia, their old fables and fairy tales to come up with this wonderful series.