“Waiting” On Wednesday: Vassa in the Night

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Vassa in the Night - Sarah PorterVassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publication date: September 20th 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Add on: 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 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. . . .

This is inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful and I love retellings. It sounds kind of dark and weird and so intriguing! Also, set in Brooklyn, that’s cool.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

11 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Vassa in the Night”

  1. I just love this cover, so pretty. Can’t wait !!

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  2. Oh I love the sounds of this. Just added it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem says: Reply

    I love Russian fairytales. I cannot wait for this one either 😀 Thanks for sharing!
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  4. It does sound intriguing! And I like the cover too! This a new one for me so thanks for sharing!
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  5. Great pick! This is one of the books I tried to get at BEA, but didn’t. I will be anxiously awaiting the release as well. I hope you enjoy it!

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  6. Love the cover and the story sounds really good! Hope you enjoy it.

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  7. I love retellings, especially of tales I don’t know. Is that weird? 🙂 Great pick!
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  8. I love that this is based on an old Russian folktale. Sounds intriguing. A popular pick this week. Enjoy!

  9. This one sounds great 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  10. That cover!!! Gorgeous! New bloglovin’ follower. Happy Reading 🙂 If you’d like, please stop by and see my brew of WoW!

  11. I am excited to read this one! I have to be honest, I didn’t know much about it before it arrived at my door. But I can’t wait to dive in! Hopefully in the next few weeks. =) I hope you love it when you read it, Cyn!

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