Serafina follows the instructions she receives in a letter from her great-aunt, telling her how to collect her inheritance. Little does she know, she has inherited the job of being Baba Yaga! She has no control over her ability to answer questions truthfully for people, even when she is kidnapped and forced to answer questions so that others may charge for her services and get rich. Her travels in the hut on chicken legs carry her throughout the surrounding kingdoms. She meets fairies, nymphs, giants, and kings, but all she really wants is to become the girl she once was and marry her sweetheart. Can she ever find the answer to her own question of how to return to her former life?
E.D. Baker has a knack for writing fairy tales that pull elements from the traditional stories and presenting them in a way that appeals to modern audiences. Those who have enjoyed her other books such as The Frog Princess, Dragon Breath, or Once Upon a Curse will be happy to see another story of the same quality from her. If you haven't tried a book by E.D. Baker yet, but you like movies such as "Tangled" or "Brave," then this may be a new favorite author for you.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It was published on October 1, 2013. You can find more information about Baker's books at Tales of ED Baker.