Waiting On Wednesday | Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Title: Vassa in the Night

Author: Sarah Porter

Expected Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Goodreads Summary: 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.

This book sounds incredibly enchanting! I hear it’s filled to brimming with magic and folklore and it even has Baba Yaga thrown in there! What’s not to love?

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. This book is definitely on top of my anticipating list too! I’m so so SO excited ❤

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  2. Wow this sounds really good!

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  3. I have an ARC of this and I’m super excited this read it!! It sounds so good.

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    1. Lila says:

      oh my gosh, i’m so jealous! i hope you enjoy! let me know your thoughts on it!


      1. I honestly had no idea how anticipated it was until I saw it on BEA hauls 😂 I’ll definitely have a review up once I’ve read it!!

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      2. Lila says:

        i can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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