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Vassa in the Night

(2016)
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"A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem." - Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone

"An enchantingly twisted modern fairy tale, perfect for those who prefer Grimm to Disney. Inventive, darkly magical, and beautifully written, it will stay with me for a long time." - Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns

Vassa in the Night is a powerful and haunting modern retelling of the Russian folktale "Vassilissa the Beautiful" for teen fans of urban fantasy, fairy tales, magic, and horror who enjoy books by Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Catherynne Valente, and V. E. Schwab.

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....

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale cracking with cracking with wit and magical mayhem." - Leigh Bardugo


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Used availability for Sarah Porter's Vassa in the Night

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Vassa in the Night: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Porter
ISBN: 0-7653-8054-4 / 978-0-7653-8054-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vassa in the Night: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Porter
ISBN: 0-7653-8055-2 / 978-0-7653-8055-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Vassa in the Night
Author(s): Sarah Porter
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Vassa in the Night
Author(s): Sarah Porter
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Vassa in the Night: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU