Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Books I Yearn For (1)

There are a lot of these type posts around the blogosphere where people show off books that they simply cannot wait for.  I have decided to create my own version of these posts because sometimes I obsess over a book for so long that I just have to get it out of my system.

The book I'm going to mention this time is The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.  This is the main reason why I have been obsessing over this book:

Just hearing that had me absolutely hooked.  I really cannot wait to read The Near Witch because it sounds simply amazing.  I actually requested it on NetGalley but my request got rejected so I won't be reading that in advance.  I've already put a pre-order on it so now I just have to sit back and wait for it to be released and then sent to me in the mail.  Judging by the video above, this book has the kind of descriptive language that I simply adore.  Needless to say I am really obsessed with reading this book!

Here is the cover and description taken from 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.


1 comment:

  1. I'm not loving this cover, but the description of is is crazy good. ;)


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