A Wolf For A Spell || Book Tour – Review + Fave Quotes

Title: A Wolf for a Spell
Author: Karah Sutton
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Series/Number: N/A
Genre: Fantasy, Retellings
Age: Middle Grade
Page Count: 320
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
Themes: Fairytales, Magic, Wolves, Russian Culture, Fairytale Retellings

Tour Schedule: TBR and Beyond Tour Schedule: A Wolf for a Spell


“Since she was a pup, Zima has been taught to fear humans—especially witches—but when her family is threatened, she has no choice but to seek help from the witch Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga never does magic for free, but it just so happens that she needs a wolf’s keen nose for a secret plan she’s brewing… Before Zima knows what’s happening, the witch has cast a switching spell and run off into the woods, while Zima is left behind in Baba Yaga’s hut—and Baba Yaga’s body!

Meanwhile, a young village girl named Nadya is also seeking the witch’s help, and when she meets Zima (in Baba Yaga’s form), they discover that they face a common enemy. With danger closing in, Zima must unite the wolves, the witches and the villagers against an evil that threatens them all.”

Karah Sutton has loved Baba Yaga, ballet, and blini ever since she had to do a research project on her Russian heritage in the third grade. Her hunger for adventure inspired her to move from Kentucky to New Zealand, where it was rumored she would find talking trees and the occasional wood elf. Karah spent four years as a bookseller before she turned to writing her own fiction. A Wolf For a A Spell is her first novel.

It didn’t matter what the others said about the dangers of the forest, she knew how to navigate them. And when the day came when she finally left the orphanage, no one would follow her.

A Wolf for a Spell was absolutely delightful. I loved all the different perspectives we had to follow within the story. Following Zima’s point of view was so incredibly unique and interesting. It was interesting to see the dynamics of her family and the complicated relationships the wolves have with each other and humans. Following Baba Yaga’s perspective was also incredibly interested. I didn’t know a lot about the mythology of Baba Yaga, so seeing a story with her as a prominent character was incredibly exciting.

It was tempting to stay inside forever. To forget the dangers that awaited her, to hide from the world and its evil. All she needed was someone to do the work that was expected of her.

I loved the pacing in this story. It was fast paced, but it was full of interesting plot and characters. Having a number of characters made it more exciting because we didn’t always know what each character was doing, adding some suspense to the story. I loved all the twists that this story took. There were a lot that I wasn’t expecting and the character growth and development was fantastic.

But the forest had always been. The forest would always be.

Overall, I thought this book was absolutely incredible. I think readers who enjoy middle grade and readers who have not read a lot of middle grade will love it. This is a story for anyone who loves fairytales and magical stories.

Rating: 4.5/5

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