I won this book through GoodRead's giveaways.
I wrote a rather long intensive review, but unfortunately goodreads ate it a few months ago.
I will go back and re-review it, but for now, know that it's a heart tearing great book that travels back and forth between the gritty Russian revolution and the somewhat terrifying landscape of russian folk lore.
I have an extreme weakness for fairy tales in general and Russian folklore in particular, so this book was not just amazingly well written with Cat Valente's awesome prose, but also covered a subject I adore, and it was incredibly well done. Much love (and hopefully a better review later).