Friday, 29 July 2011

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Near Witch
Victoria Schwab
Hyperion Books CH
[August 2, 2011]

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

 These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

This really is a beautiful, enchanting fairytale.
I loved Lexi. She was totally bad ass and smart and brave. She's protective and loving and wants to be obedient but she just can't and just...yes. So much yes.

The writing was captivating. It's addicting and beautiful. I read this in one or two sittings because I just had to know how it ended. Yet at the same time, I never wanted to leave that world.

I loved the romance, too. Lexi and Cole were so adorable and amazing together. It was truly an amazing love story. There was a hint of the forbidden mixed with the "They Don't Care What Anyone Says" love and it was just so perfectly and beautiful.

EVERY THING this summary says about the book is true and every positive thing you've heard is true and I just...adored this book. Please go pre-order it. Or wait until Tuesday and buy it.



  1. I loved this book to and I agree that it's so beautifully written!



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