Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (181)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter (9/20/16):

Description 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. . . .

Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful and Sarah Porter’s years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students.
Why I’m Waiting:
How cool does this book sound? I love Russian mythology. I love urban fantasy. I love the cover. And top it all off, this book was given so much love/hype/praise at an editor’s buzz panel I attended at ALA Midwinter, I knew I would need to get my hands on it somehow. It sounds so good. And it doesn’t hurt that Leigh Bardugo has spoken highly of it either.   I cannot wait to read this.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This book definitely sounds super awesome. The Russian aspects mixed with the idea of urban fantasy: I think that's seriously the coolest premise ever. I hope we both love it!
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  2. I want this book so much and it is STILL such a long wait. The Russian mythology element sounds really interesting and it doesn't hurt that it's urban fantasy. I hope it's a great as we want it to be!

  3. I just heard of this one the other day! It sounds so good! Great pick!
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  4. This does sound amazing! A great pick!