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Feb 1, 2016

What's New? Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter


Hi there! I hope you’re having a nice day!
This book is inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful, and though I haven’t heard about it before, it sounds amazing! Just like Peter Pan re-tellings, I’m been watching some amazing Russian inspired books and they all look fantastic, what do you think?

Expected publication:  September 20th 2016 by Tor Teen 

In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yaga, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.

But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair. . . .



  1. Oh this sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of it before. I love books based off of folktales and myths, so this sounds like it is something I'd love. Thanks for introducing it to me!

    1. I love these books, too! I hope you enjoy it if you have the chance to read it!

  2. This sounds fantastic and intriguing and the kind of magical realism that I might just love!


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