Waiting on Wednesday – The Near Witch by: Victoria Schwab

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Near Witch by: Victoria Schwab

Release Date: 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 sounds like it is going to be filled with all of those poetic deep moments that will make me feel all melancholy.  And I kind of like that idea… a lot.



3 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Near Witch by: Victoria Schwab

  1. Thanks for dropping by! This one does sound very poetic, and it’s really high on my wishlist…I’ve been anticipating it for a long time now!

  2. Ooh, I really wanted to read this book too! It does sound melancholic, and the cover is so beautiful. For some reason, it kind of reminds me of Peter Pan. 🙂

    Awesome pick for your WOW! Can you believe it? Only a few more days until this one comes out! So excited!

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