Aug 29, 2011

Review: 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.
This book deserves a high rating simply for the fact that the writing is just plain beautiful. I still can't get over how the words would flow in such a lyrical way. The words alone made the world of Near enchanting, mystical, beautiful to say the least. At times I even felt I could hear the wind myself. The mystery played it's fair part, I'll admit I didn't figure it out till the end. The characters were lovable. A strong lead heroine and a mysterious hero made for a tale that kept me hooked! I loved reading this book and I loved the story. A tad slow at times, but worth the read, that's for sure! Four stars from me! This book is definitely one I'll never forget.


  1. Great review! I can't wait to pick this one up!!

  2. So excited for this book! Awesome review :)