Monday, May 16, 2011

The Near Witch

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.

My thoughts:

This book grabbed me from the first page. Due to be released in August of 2011, I was lucky enough to find it on Netgalley, the blogger's best friend. If any of you are blogging, and don't know what Netgalley is, leave me a comment and I will explain. Finding it after being told about it by an author was one of the happiest days of my little blogger life!

I gave this book 5/5 because of the way it drew me in and kept me reading until the very last page. Lexi's strength and Cole's haunting hunkiness make it an awesome read Thumbs up! So put it on your Goodreads list. You will love it!


  1. Definitely going on my goodreads list. It sounds great!

  2. This sounds great! Just put it on my TBR list :D WITCHES!!!!! Don't be a stranger. Stop by my blog also! I think we're fellow followers; well I follow you x)

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads