May 25, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Vassa in the Night


Title: Vassa in the Night
Author: Sarah Porter
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
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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 Yagg, 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.


The summary sounds TOO INTERESTING for me + it's a retellng and I love those. At first I thought this was a Cinderella retelling but it's not. I have no idea what that folktale is all about though I've heard it before... just no clue what it is about. But this one really seems to be something I'll definitely read. It's kinda creepy (referring to the doll... and talking dolls creep me out) but it's my kind of YA anyway so there's that.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>