Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Near Witch

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

My selection for this week is:

The Near Witch by Veronica Schwab
Publication Date: August 2nd 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books CH

Pre-Order via Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:
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. 

What I think:  
From the moment I saw this title I immediately put it on my to-read list.For once,I wasn't drawn to a specific title because of  the cover rather than its title.It's not that I don't like The Near Witche's cover,I do,it's just that when I spotted this book,the cover wasn't available.The premise reminds me a bit of the movie Blair Witch Project what with the witch and the whispering wind but in its lighter version,with no killings and such... I suppose!Nevertheless,The Near Witch sounds like a fun book and I really hope it proves to be one!


  1. Just say this one today on another WoW and am quite intrigued by the description. Great pick!

  2. I have an ARC of this book in my hands and I can't wait to start reading it!

  3. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book! I have seen a lot of great early reviews! Great pick!

    Check out my WOW this week!

  4. YES! I got this book on Netgalley! Super excited to read it!

  5. Oooo I have this one from netgalley must read it soon - looks good.

  6. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads


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