A Wolf for a Spell

A Wolf for a Spell

The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets Pax in this fantastical tale of a wolf who forms an unlikely alliance with Baba Yaga to save the forest from a wicked tsar. 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 do The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets Pax in this fantastical tale of a wolf who forms an unl...

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Title:A Wolf for a Spell
Author:Karah Sutton
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0593121651
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

A Wolf for a Spell Reviews

  • Heather - hturningpages
    Jan 27, 2021
    Rating: 4/5 grumpy ravens Format: E-book/Audiobook. I?d like to thank Karah Sutton and Random House Children?s for a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review! I went back and forth with the ebook and audiobook while reading. To sum up: In this is a reimagining of ...
  • Cheri
    Jan 20, 2021
    This was so great. Russian folktale characters and magic and forests and wolves all come to life in this story. Imparts a heartfelt and positive message. ...
  • Mischenko
    Jun 05, 2020
    A Wolf for a Spell is a deliciously magical adventure involving wolves, witches, and villagers?all of whom must work together to defeat an evil tsar. The story begins with Zima, a wolf who?s dealing with issues within her own pack. She?s always been told to fear humans, but sh...
  • Brandy {The Review Booth}
    Dec 07, 2020
    I love Russian folklore, so naturally I was beyond excited to join the tour and read this middle grade fantasy. This version of Baba Yaga was the most positive light I have seen her in and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her this way. One of my favorite things was one of her modes of trave...
  • Elley Murray
    Nov 26, 2020
    This book is AMAZING. I was a little leery about reading a middle grade book (at the ripe old age of 35...), but I adore Baba Yaga and when I read the back cover blurb I knew I needed to read this book. I can't believe this is Karah Sutton's debut novel!! This intriguing, mag...
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    Jan 15, 2021
    Always love a good Baba Yaga tale! ...
  • Paige Marie
    Jan 05, 2021
    This book was amazing from start to finish. The illustrations were so beautiful! A favorite so far this year!! Highly recommend!! ...
  • Sam Sigelakis-Minski
    Jul 21, 2020
    See full review on my blog, Sam's Beach Reads. I was so excited to receive this ARC from Netgalley and Random House Children?s because it has so many things that I love: Russian mythology, an animal narrator, and a spooky forest. One of my favorite ARCS I?ve ever gotten fr...
  • Rafaela (dragonsandpaperbacks)
    Nov 29, 2020
    Review coming soon. ...
  • Pam
    Aug 12, 2020
    I received an electronic ARC from Random House Children's Publishing through NetGalley. Readers meet a rather different Baba Yaga when she tries to right a mistake she made in first dealing with the current Tsar. To do this, she needs to trade places with a gray wolf. Zima also m...
  • DeAnne
    Dec 06, 2020
    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. While I knew a little about Baba Yaga and some of her attributes, I have never really read a story involving her and I'm so glad this was my first. We follow a few different perspectives in this story with Ba...
  • Bobby
    Dec 15, 2020
    Delightful characters and a wonderful story very well told! ...
  • Beth Cato
    Oct 11, 2020
    I received this as an advance copy via NetGalley. A Wolf for a Spell spins Russian folklore around Baba Yaga into a fun new middle grade book. It follows a number of strong characters: Zima, a young wolf desperate for respect from her pack; Nadya, a young orphan who is sad her dear ...
  • Tanya E
    Dec 07, 2020
    This is the 2nd Middle School book I?ve read as an adult (and both just in this month alone) and I must say, I think I?ve been missing out on some really great reads. Where were these awesome books when I was in Middle School, I wonder? As a child in school, I remember watching ...
  • Lauren
    Jun 23, 2020
    A well told story. I loved the three POVs of wolf, Baba Yaga, and Nadya. ...
  • Candyce Kirk
    Dec 03, 2020
    A Wolf for a Spell was my first time reading a Baba Yaga retelling and I highly enjoyed this book. It's clear this book has been influence by Russian fairy tales and I loved how everything comes together. Karah Sutton created a world I really enjoyed and could really see as I was ...
  • Nichole
    Sep 05, 2020
    I love Baba Yaga stories, and this one is fantastic! Definitely one of my favorite middle grades. I loved the characters and the message of this book. And the cover is so beautiful. I have already ordered a finished copy. I received a copy from Net Galley. All thoughts and opinion...
  • Archana
    Dec 14, 2020
    A magical story about a wolf, a witch, and a girl, but really about friendship, questioning our prejudices, and a deep respect for the wilderness. Funny, page-turning, heartwarming. Reading this made me feel like a kid again, in the best way. ...
  • Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
    Nov 17, 2020
    3.5/5 I'm a sucker for Baba Yaga tales, so this one was right up my alley. Luckily though this wasn't as terrifying as most Baba Yaga tales can go and it's perfect for older kids/younger MG. It's delightful and has the feel of a traditional fairytale and not to m...
  • The BookSnom
    Nov 19, 2020
    I am not a big reader of middle grade, but I decided to give this one a try mostly because it?s a retelling of Baba Yaga, a character from Slavic folklore. For those who don?t know me, I come from Romania, which is between a bunch of East European Slavic countries so we do share pa...
  • Divya
    Dec 07, 2020
    A Wolf for a Spell follows the story of Zima, a wolf who is extremely wary of humans. However, fate leads to Zima exchanging her body with Baba Yaga?s for a certain period of time- for a reason. Will Baba Yaga get to complete her goal, and does Zima get to return back to her body? ...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 28, 2020
    Many thanks to Random House Children's, Knopf Books for Young Readers, and NetGalley for the ARC. If A Wolf for a Spell had existed when I was a kid, it probably would have been one of my favorites. This Middle Grade novel based on Russian fairy tales has everything I could pos...
  • Sally Griffin
    Dec 27, 2020
    4.5/5 A Wolf for a Spell is a fantastic fairy tale. While not quite a retelling of previous fairy tales, it's definitely inspired by tales of Baba Yaga and the grey wolf. I loved this version of the grey wolf, Zima is well fleshed out and I loved her time in the castle. If I...
  • Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
    Jan 14, 2021
    *** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to PRHGlobal for free copy. *** A Wolf for a Spell was great middle grade fantasy based on Russian folklore that revolved around a wolf-Zima, a human-Nadya, and a...
  • Teresa
    Sep 08, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley, Karah Sutton (author), Pauliina Hannuniemi (illustrator), Random House Children's, and Knopf Books for Young Readers for the opportunity to read A Wolf for a Spell in exchange for an honest review. This book is full of Russian lore, mythology, and fairy...
  • Allison (SPELLBOUND READER)
    Dec 01, 2020
    Thank you Netgalley and Random House for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. . Middle grade books that can be loved by readers of all ages are my favorites! A Wolf for a Spell is odd, charming, cozy book with a dash of whimsy. Would recommend. ...
  • Pris
    Feb 03, 2021
    This is everything I love. Polar, magical, animals and slavic folklore. To me this is perfection! ??? ...
  • Jenn of The Bookish Society
    Jul 24, 2020
    Rarely do I read a book for Middle Grade and think immediately about gifting it to everyone I know. The Russian folktale pulls the reader through a high staked multiple viewpoint adventure through the woods. Kids who haven't read any of the Baba Yaga myths are in for a treat. The ...
  • KTReads
    Feb 01, 2021
    This was a lot of fun! I really loved the folklore and Russian mythology incorporated in the story and I think that was my favorite part. I loved the atmosphere and I think that having an animal as a main character was really interesting. My main problem was following the plot. The plo...
  • Karah Sutton
    Feb 07, 2020
    EDIT: Thank you everyone who has read, borrowed, bought, or shared A Wolf for a Spell! I hope it's a warm cozy read for readers young and old. If you enjoyed it, I'd also be forever grateful if you would also share your review on Amazon. You aren't required to have p...