Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Release date: August 2, 2011
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 novel sounds totally creepy, yet with an enchanting quality. I find tales about witches so intriguing. Even though it's not out yet, I'm already hearing talk of how wonderful it is. Plus, that cover is beautiful.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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