Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Near Witch paperback release + The Ash Born Boy

The Ash-Born Boy

It's May 15th!

Not only is my brothers birthday tomorrow (and mine in less than 2 weeks) but THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab comes out in paperback today. To celebrate its release, "The Ash-Born Boy" is finally up over at Disney*Hyperion's website!
So, what IS "The Ash-Born Boy"?

It's a free story Victoria wrote as a thank-you to her fans, and she wrote it to answer ONE question: "Who was Cole before he came to Near?"

Now, if you've already read THE NEAR WITCH, you know that Cole is the endearingly emo boy with a mysterious past that we all wish we had for ourselves.

And if you haven't read THE NEAR WITCH yet, don't worry, "The Ash-Born Boy" won't spoil anything! It might make you want to read THE NEAR WITCH super bad though. Which is a very good thing because seriously it's fabulous and original and the writing is beautiful. I absolutely loved it. It's also one of the first books I reviewed on here so it's kind of important to me. Now that it's out in paperback you really have no excuse not to read it so what are you waiting for?
And if you want to wait and read THE NEAR WITCH first, don't worry! Cole's story will stay up on Disney*Hyperion's website, and if it ever comes down, Victoria will carve out a space for it on her own site. It will always be available somewhere, and it will always be free.


Cole's story isn't the only goodie to go along with the paperback release. In the back of the paperback itself, you'll find the first chapter of Victoria's new book, THE ARCHIVED, which doesn't come out until January! I might have to sneak off to the bookstore just so I can read the first chapter because I am super excited.
Help Victoria celebrate today by taking a look at "The Ash-Born Boy," and don't forget to buy/order/pick up your own paperback copy of THE NEAR WITCH. Go! Buy it. You won't regret it. I promise


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