Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog 20 - The Near Witch Review


This blog post is for my Review of The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.

About the Book
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.

My Review
I started following Ms. Victoria Schwab on YouTube when she was with the YA Rebels. That's how I found out about her book. For me being an aspiring writer, I was excited with her along the way before her debut novel, The Near Witch, came out. I was even more excited for her when the release day came. I absolutely loved the book. The Near Witch is filled with mystery, love, old stories and legends of the town of Near. If I was given the opportunity I know for a fact that I would have read this book in one sitting. I love the cover for the book. I love the little shiny filigree on the cover. It's beautiful. I truly enjoyed reading Victoria Schwab's novel, and I look forward to reading anything else that she publishes in the future. I gave this book a 5 star rating!! I loved it.

I really did enjoy reading this book, so if you haven't checked it out, go out and borrow it from your local library, buy it at your local Barnes & Noble, or wherever books are sold in your area. Until next time, Happy Reading & Happy Writing!