One of my recipes for a good book is a mix of action, mystery, and adventure. The Baba Yaga had all of those parts. I liked that the authors, Eric Brown and Una McCormack, described the characters and the setting of the story thoroughly. I was able to picture the size and appearance of everything. A part in the book that I particularly liked was when Failt, a Vetch child, snuck on Delia’s ship. It was generous of Delia to keep Failt safe when the pilot wanted to get rid of him.
One thing I didn’t like about this book, though, was how it ended. I’m not a fan of sad endings, and I wish it would have ended differently. I would recommend this book to ages 13 and up, or to anyone who likes sci-fi and doesn’t mind some bad language.