Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday 3/16

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.

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


  1. I like the sound of this one and I like the creepy cover.

  2. I have the exact same book for my WOW. Can't wait for this one to come out!

  3. i'm really excited to read this one too. it was my wow pick last week. great pick :)


  4. Wow this looks awesome! Good choice!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring NW on your WOW!



  6. This book looks good. I love the cover. Great Pick

  7. Oooh! This sounds good. I've seen it around, but I'm not sure I actually read the storyline until now.

    I'm looking forward to it!