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The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab Review

THE NEAR WITCH REVIEW

REVIEWER: DANIEL BALDWIN



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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.



This is an arc of Near Witch thatwas given to me by the author and not the completed book.
            “The Near Witch” by Victoria Schwabis one of those books that takes you into the story.  It is a very good book (I am so lookingforward to the finished book).  You gothrough everything the character, Lexi goes through and the village of Near,when the children start disappearing. It is a page turner and is very hard toput down—the final copy is going to be placed on my wish list—adding it to mycollection. I read and reviewed an advanced copy for proof. I was hooked; theauthor has a gift for capturing her audience.  This would be a good book to add to any Teen’scollection or any high school or public library’s Teen/YA Section. 
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About Heather Powers

Extraordinary girl in an ordinary world. I'm a mom, part-time poet/writer, and earth goddess-protector of the furries and like.

2 responses »

  1. Good review. I hope she keeps the cover!

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  2. great review…i like the cover and appreciate you bringing this new series to my attention

    Reply

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