Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CAN'T WAIT TO READ: Vassa In the Night by Sarah Porter

Release date: September 20th 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via 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, Vassa in the Night weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl’s search for home, love, and belonging.

About the Author
Sarah  Porter
Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and freelance teacher. She teaches creative writing workshops in the New York public schools via Teachers and Writers Collaborative; Sarah has worked with kids in grades K-10, but focused on junior high and high school for the last several years. She doesn't think she would have written a YA novel if it weren't for that experience! 
Sarah lives in Brooklyn with her husband Todd, an artist and fabricator of electronic art, and their cats Jub Jub and Delphine. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.


  1. This book sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful. I will be adding this one. Great pick!

  2. Awesome pick! This is on my wish list.

  3. This is new to me but it does look great!

  4. I have wanted this one for quite some time now. I am really loving the cover. Hope you love it!

  5. New to me but sounds good, hope you get to read it soon

  6. This sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing it!
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