2016 YA Books to Get Excited About This Fall

 

Fall YA Books

2016 YA Books

The number of amazing 2016 YA books releasing this fall is amazing!  The fall is the absolute best time to be a bookworm. There is nothing more satisfying than a cool day to spark an afternoon of sipping pumpkin flavoured drinks and curling up with a great book. I have rounded up a few of the 2016 YA books that I am most eager to cozy up with this fall. I hope that you find some 2016 YA books to enjoy! Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday #72: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Title: 
Vassa in the Night
Author: Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Summary (from 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. Continue reading