Monday, November 21, 2011
The Near Witch review
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.
Author: Vicotria Schwab
Reading level : Young Adult
Publisher : Hyperion
The storyline of this book was very different and exciting. I loved Cole he's absolutely adorable. Him and Lexi make a very cute pair. This book was more of a love story then I thought it would be which is always good. I loved all the stories from the past they keep it interesting and help tie up lose ends. This book is a stand alone which makes me sad cause I would love to learn more about near but I'm positive this author is working on another book which I'm sure I will love just as much. Overall this was a very good read and you should read it because I am sure you will enjoy.
5/5 Stars :)