Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Eek! My first review ever on Afterglow! I'm excited to be apart of the team! I'm even more excited to dish on some awesome books that have been and are to come!!

The lucky book:

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The rundown:

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.

The review:

Original, Breathtaking, and Captivating.

THE NEAR WITCH stands against those fabulous fairytales told for centuries and can hold it's own. Schwab's flawless writing will leave you yearning for more. The adventures with Lexi are amazing. The people she meets, those she protects, and the one's she believes in when all else turn them away, that's what makes this book both powerful and enjoyable. Walk into a world where The Near Witch resides and find out the secrets that are being held. You won't be able to stop until the last page arrives.

To Pre-Order:

The Near Witch - Available August 2, 2011


  1. Yay! Welcome to the family. :)

    I can't wait to read The Near Witch.

  2. Thank you Lindsay! So excited to be here :)

    Loved it! Definitely snag a copy!

  3. Ooh, goosebumps. I love the blurb! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for your review, Jen, and welcome to the party!

  4. I've been wanting to read this one. I can't wait 'til it comes out!