Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

imageThe 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.

The Near Witch was phenomenal. This novel seriously blew my mind, never in my life have I read such an addicting fairy-tale type of book. Victoria Schwab’s writing is eloquent, lyrical, and electrifying. Reading The Near Witch was like being in a dream state, everything was so wonderfully dark and magical that I didn’t want to leave.

Lexi is a strong female character that I would be honored to be friends with. She won’t take no for an answer and knows what she wants. Along with Lexi, all of the characters in The Near Witch are amazing. They are all just so themselves and true to who they are, I love it.

I can’t recommend The Near Witch enough. Victoria Schwab is an amazing writer who has serious talent. I can’t wait to read her next novel. Five stars for The Near Witch, which is an all around delight to read! Creepy and addicting, The Near Witch is the perfect novel!

FTC- Publisher.

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