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Macmillan Tor Fall 2016

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Vassa in the Night
A Novel
By (author): Sarah Porter
9780765380548 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Young Adult : Age (years) from 13 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism Sep 20, 2016 Print Run: 50000
$24.99 CAD
Unknown 6.4 x 9.58 x 1.1 in | 470 gr 304 pages Tor/Forge Tor Teen
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2017, Winner Kansas State Reading Circle 2017, Long-listed Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed

“A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem.” —Leigh Bardugo,New York Timesbestselling author ofShadow 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 ofThree Dark Crowns


A powerful and haunting tale 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.

When Vassa’s stepsister sends her out to buy lightbulbs in the middle of the night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well.

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 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….

· YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
·Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
·Booklist Youth Top 10 SF/Fantasy Selection
·Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Selection
· Kansas Reading Circle Selection

Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and freelance teacher who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats. She is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices,Waking Storms,The Twice Lost) in addition toVassa in the Night—all for the teen audience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.

"Plans: - National advertising targeting young-adult readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Author appearances at BEA, BookCon, fan conventions, book festivals & regional trade shows - Review attention - Online publicity campaign to include blog tour and outreach to BookTubers - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Extensive galley distribution inc. industry influencers - Feature in trade media - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"

“With a deft hand, lovely prose, and an eye for details, Porter reworks the Russian story of Vassilissa the Beautiful, setting it in an industrial Brooklyn where magic seeps into the mundane.... the end result is an ethereal, almost dreamlike fairy tale that generates a magic all its own."Booklist, starred review

"In this urban-fantasy take on the Russian folk tale 'Vassilissa the Beautiful,' Porter weaves folk motifs into a beautiful and gripping narrative filled with magic, hope, loss, and triumph."Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[E]lements of traditional horror blend well with high-concept fantasy in this surprising and engaging tale.... A must-have for YA urban fantasy collections."School Library Journal, starred review

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