Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (135) Vassa in the Night

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:58 PM with 10 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

Vassa in the Night

Author: Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor
Release Date: September 20, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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. . . .

Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful and Sarah Porter’s years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students, Vassa in the Night weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl’s search for home, love, and belonging.

Why I'm excited:
With the recent cover reveal, I'm going to guess this one is going to be fairly popular this week, but I just couldn't resist because what a cover this is. So pretty! I never really got into Russian fairytales, so while I know about Vassilissa the Beautiful, I don't know, like, ALL about her. I love a new look at an old story, though, so I'm looking forward to this one.

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  1. That sounds just awesome! I'll be adding it to my TBR. Thanks so much for sharing. :-D

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  2. I did see this on another blog today. I think it sounds interesting. I don't know that much about Russian fairy tales or folklore though I did read a YA fantasy that had the witch Baba Yaga in it. Good pick!

  3. That really is a pretty cover. The story sounds good, too. Hope you enjoy!

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  4. Wow! This sounds great! I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR list and I love the cover as well. I actually don't know much about Russian folktales (at all!), so I will have to brush up before I read this story! Great pick!

  5. I've seen this book around a few times today, and now I'm super curious! I'm adding it to my TBR! :) Great pick!

  6. Love the cover, and the storyline sounds intense and fun. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “ONE TRUE LOVES”

  7. Whoah whoah whoah how have I never heard of this one before?? Thanks for the newest addition to my tbr pile! This sounds awesome!!
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  8. Holy.... I need this story in my life and I never knew I did before! Thank you for sharing and opening my eyes!

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  9. Oh my goodness this book sounds perfect! I think I need it!


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