By – Karah Sutton
A wolf for a spell is full of Russian folklore. I love Russian old stories, so naturally I was eager to join the quest and read this fantasy. It nearly has a “Little Red Riding Hood” feel to it at the outset, as wolf Zima sees a young lady with a red hood in the forest decides not to kill her, regardless of what Zima’s pack leader orders.
Nadya, the young lady with the red hood, lives at an orphanage in a close by town. An elder orphan girl Katerina that Nadya look up to as a sister is being taken by the tsar to be married. Nadya is planning to be a decent young lady, to avoid the forest so she can substantiate herself and join Katerina at the royal residence. At the point when Katerina is taken, Nadya chooses to visit Baba Yaga, a witch who lives in the woodland, to get a blessing to take to the tsar so she will be acknowledged.
Meanwhile, Baba Yaga committed an awful error with the tsars of the past and requirements to fix it before it is past the point of no return. The current tsar isn’t the true heir, and he has some obscure plans in progress with regards to Katerina and Baba Yaga. All together for Baba Yaga to fix her slip-up, she should switch bodies with a wolf, and Zima simply ends up need help, accordingly offering herself for trade.
Zima is not having any clue of being human. At the point when Nadya looks for Baba Yaga’s assistance, she does not understand that the Baba Yaga she sees is really a wolf inside the witch’s body! In spite of not knowing how she can help, Zima, in Baba Yaga’s body, offers to assist Nadya if Nadya can promise to call off the enormous wedding the tsar has arranged.
Zima should join the forest witch, the wolves, and the individuals of the towns to bring happiness and light back to the land.
A wolf for a spell is a charming story that is easy to peruse and brimming with fantasy sorcery. It is ideal for middle-grade readers, yet can be appreciated by high school age, as well as grown-ups. I loved the magical feel of this book, the piece of nostalgia it brings to known fantasies, and the manner in which it gives its own new fantasy to tell.