Thursday, July 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

While this is a tad late, this week I'm waiting on...

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab!

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. (Summary from Goodreads)

Doesn't it sound fantastic? I've been reading a lot of praise for this one, and I recently won a The Near Witch swag pack, so I'm all kinds of desperate for it! Thankfully my wait is almost over!

Victoria Schwab's The Near Witch is due to be released 2 August 2011!


  1. The Near witch is meant to be amazing!!

    Great choice :)

    (I'm an old follower just stopping by)

  2. Sounds very awesome. Can't wait for this one.

  3. You won a swag pack? LUCKY! *ahem* Great choice, I'm also interested to read The Near Witch. I love witches, I love romance, and I love general creepiness so I think this book will be great.

    - P.E.
    Tantalizing Illusions

  4. @Jules Yes! I've been hearing nothing but great things about it! Can't wait! *counts down days*

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. @Sally It certainly does!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. @P.E. I did! *bounces* I was so excited to have won and it's an awesome swag pack! You can see what was included in my latest IMM post! :-D

    I'm counting down the days for The Near Witch for all those same reasons! It's sounds just like the kind of book we'll love!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!