Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)


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

My Waiting on Wednesday this week is:

Title: The Near Witch
Author: Victoria Schwab
Release Date: August 2
See it at Goodreads

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. -- Goodreads

The Near Witch is on many TBR piles and waiting lists, I know, and I’m getting extremely anxious to pick up my own copy as well soon. It sounds just like my kind of tale with all the elements I could love in a single book. Something that’s gothic and folklore, beautiful and haunting, romance and mystery… all wrapped up among the pages. I. Can’t. Wait. To. Read. This. Book.

What are you waiting on?



  1. This one sounds captivating...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. Very interesting! Love the blog, the owls and butterflies are very pretty! New follower :)

  3. Oh, The Near Witch- I've seen that around, and it looks really interesting :)

    I'm a new follower :) You can find my WoW here.

  4. I've heard some really great things about this book, I just added it to my Goodreads TBR yesterday! :)

    Thanks for stopping by to see me earlier :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland


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